Scopus’ DVB-S2 Digital Broadcast Platforms Commercially Available at NAB 2006
Full Digital Video Content Contribution and Distribution Solution Ready for Market
Tel Aviv, Israel (NAB, South Upper Hall 1, Booth 4175), –, April 11, 2006 Scopus Video Networks (NASDAQ:SCOP), a provider of digital video networking products, announced today the commercial availability of its complete DVB-S2 solution for the contribution and distribution of digital video broadcast content. Scopus’ solution for satellite digital broadcasting players consists of the UE-9217/9218 Universal Encoder for mobile and fixed transmission applications and the IRD-2900 Integrated Receiver Decoder for reception sites.
Scopus’ DVB-S2 solution provides an easy migration path for today’s and tomorrow’s video compression needs by bridging MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 technologies. It enables the deployment of equipment capable of simultaneous efficient DVB-S2 satellite transmission and IP-based networks for link redundency and secure transmission. In addition, the solution enhances bandwidth savings, optimizes operational expenses, decreases transmission power and reduces antenna size to produce significant benefits for broadcasters and network operators.
The all-in-one UE-9217/9218 Encoder platform is Scopus’ newest DSNG multi-channel encoding platform featuring simultaneous MPEG-2, MPEG-4 SD encoding with built-in DVB-S2 modulation and up-conversion. With concurrent L-Band, ASI and IP outputs, the UE-9217/9218 offers an appealing solution for broadcasters and network operators requiring a reliable and cost-effective answer for their fixed and mobile demands.
Scopus’ IRD-2900 professional MPEG-2 DVB-S2 processing platform is designed to meet professional profile requirements while maximizing ease of use and flexibility. Concurrently decoding up to two video programs and up to four audio channels from the transport stream, the platform is a superior solution for operators requiring professional decoding, descrambling and re-transmission capabilities. With a graphical front-panel display, the IRD-2900 includes up to two QPSK L-Band inputs, a variety of Telco front-end options, dual MPEG over IP input, MPEG over IP output and ASI transport-stream input and output. Its versatility serves the growing needs of the video over IP marketplace making it perfect for operators moving to all-digital networks.
Ovadia Cohen, Scopus’ VP Marketing commented, “DVB-S2 technologies are an integral element of Scopus’ platforms and we are dedicated to ensuring technological compatibility for our customers. Meeting the demands of professional broadcasters migrating from existing video compression technologies towards new and advanced codecs is exactly why we are proud to provide this full contribution and distribution solution.”
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About Scopus Video Networks:
Scopus Video Networks (NASDAQ:SCOP) develops, markets and supports digital video networking products that enable network operators to offer advanced video services to their subscribers. Scopus offers products that support digital television, HDTV, live event coverage and content distribution.
Scopus provides a comprehensive digital video networking product offering, including intelligent video gateways, encoders, decoders and network management products. Scopus’ products are designed to allow network operators to increase service revenues, improve customer retention and minimize capital and operating expenses.
Scopus’ customers are network operators such as satellite, cable and telecom service providers and terrestrial broadcasters. Scopus’ products are used by hundreds of network operators worldwide. For more information visit: www.scopus.net
This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning our marketing and operations plans. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements in this press release are made based on management’s current expectations and estimates, which involve risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause results to differ materially from those expressed in forward-looking statements. These statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, risks related to the evolving market for digital video in general and the ability to successfully demonstrate, sell, and market to broadcasters and network operators the DVB-S2 solution, general economic conditions and other risk factors. Scopus does not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements made herein.
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