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Optibase Products Earn Highest Grades for New York City IPTV Traffic Management System Deployment


Optibase implementation of end-to-end IPTV system for the New York City Traffic Management Center was ranked excellent in all areas

Sunnyvale, California – Vitec, a leading provider of advanced video solutions, this month was honored to receive the City of New York’s highest ratings for vendor performance for its deployment and implementation of Optibase IPTV solution based on EZ TV System and MGW 5100 true carrier-grade H.264 encoding platforms for the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT).

The end-to-end Optibase IPTV system deployed in New York City allows the Department of Transportation to exchange video information over its network with a variety of government agencies for instantaneous information sharing and real-time collaboration among agencies during emergencies or critical events.

The DOT’s EZ TV System and carrier-grade MGW 5100 platforms encode, manage, stream and play-out hundreds of real-time video feeds from street and traffic cameras throughout the city, using a single administration and management interface. The system supports up to 5,000 concurrent users, who can view video feeds using Optibase’s powerful PC-based video player, or on TV monitors and plasma screens equipped with IP decoder set-top boxes, located in command centers. A custom-designed Remote Control GUI allows emergency service agency personnel to select camera locations using a map view of the city and associate them with STBs for playback on a video wall.

Optibase Cluster Manager centralized management solution enables IT administrators to easily manage remote access and content and play distribution. Redundancy, hot swappable components and automated system alerts ensure no-fail performance.

The City of New York’s new information exchange system includes a rigorous performance evaluation process, under which agencies are required to monitor vendor performance on contracts on an ongoing basis. Optibase’s product line and team received excellent ratings for all four criteria, including meeting timelines, budgetary goals, performance and quality of service.

“We take pride in bringing in every project on time within budget and in providing overall excellent service to the customer” said Michael Chorpash, Vice President of Optibase Sales at Vitec. “Being recognized for our excellence in deploying this complex video solution in one of the great cities of the world is very gratifying to our team”.

About Optibase Product Line
Optibase product line consists of video compression and streaming solutions, specializing in video encoding, decoding, streaming and distribution of live and on-demand video for federal and state government agencies, enterprise organizations and the world’s leading Telco and broadcast service providers. With a collection of innovative, professional-grade products, Optibase product line enables its customers to take full advantage of video distribution over their IP network, ensuring superb video quality in a scale of bit-rates for simple and effective video streaming to desktops, set-top-boxes and on-demand applications. For further information, please visit

About VITEC Multimedia
Since 1988, VITEC Multimedia has been a worldwide leading provider of powerful digital video products that support end-to-end media solutions for Broadcast, Corporate, Education, Government, Industrial, Medical, Military, and Telco customers. By integrating world famous brands including Optibase, Focus, Como, and Stradis, VITEC Multimedia now controls the complete video chain with professional-grade products for acquisition, encoding, processing, management, and delivery.

With approximately one hundred R&D engineers specializing in digital video, VITEC Multimedia offers innovative and cost effective hardware and software, advanced technology research, and custom product designs for world-class OEM’s.

VITEC Multimedia is headquartered in Paris, France, with worldwide R&D, Sales, and System Integration offices. For further information, please visit


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