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Path 1 Optimizes IP Video Delivery With New PiXiE MPEG-DASH Encoder

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- March 5, 2013 -- Path 1, a leading provider of IP video gateway solutions, today launched PiXiE, an innovative MPEG-4 AVC HD encoder that dramatically simplifies point-to-point and point-to-multipoint transmission of high-quality video using the new MPEG-DASH streaming media standard. PiXiE enables content providers, third-party operators, and postproduction houses to transmit professional quality HD-SDI video over any IP network to any device cost-effectively. Path 1 will demonstrate the new MPEG-DASH PiXiE encoder at the 2013 NAB Show, booth SU10121, April 8-11 in Las Vegas.

"Prior to PiXiE, video operators had to rely on costly point-to-multipoint satellite links or complex proprietary IP technology in order to transmit professional-quality video over an IP network," said Jarrod Hammes, vice president of sales and marketing, Path 1. "Relying on the latest advancements in video streaming technology, PiXiE reduces the complexity involved with real-time video delivery over the Internet, minimizing operating expenses while maintaining exceptional video quality."

The 1RU rackmountable encoder features a compact design that enables easy installation in any operating environment, making it the perfect solution for live newsgathering and remote transmissions. Utilizing PiXiE, operators can seamlessly transmit professional video content over content delivery networks (CDNs) and the Internet. MPEG-DASH adaptive bitrate technology guarantees a robust performance for long-haul video services. Harnessing MPEG-DASH, PiXiE can simultaneously connect to a variety of end-user devices through CDNs. Alternatively, PiXiE can cost-effectively connect to teleports and uplink facilities via the Internet in order to achieve global content reach via satellite.

A user-friendly Web interface simplifies configuration and operation. After automatically detecting an operator's specified video input, PiXiE simultaneously encodes up to five versions of the video signal at different bitrates. Video representations are immediately available on the encoder's internal Web server. The PiXiE encoder can be easily integrated with Path 1's new MPEG-DASH PiXiE decoder to further simplify IP video delivery. After receiving signals from the PiXiE encoder, the decoder automatically selects the highest quality video based on the available bandwidth, optimizing playback for adverse network conditions.

More information about Path 1's MPEG-DASH PiXiE encoder/decoder and the company's other products is available at

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A division of IP Video Networks, Inc., Path 1 is the leading IP video gateway provider for broadcasters and service providers. In 2001, Path 1 successfully pioneered one of the first documented SDI-over-IP backhauls across the United States, and in 2002, introduced the 1410MX product to the cable/MSO market, becoming an industry leader in video-on-demand IP multiplexing. Since then, Path 12s network processor-based platform has been the subject of an Intel(R) case study and the basis for several successful video-on-demand and broadcast-quality MPEG/IP gateways. Utilizing Path 1 gateways, broadcasters and service providers around the world are able to transmit professional television content on the most demanding networks.

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