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Scientific Atlanta Expands MPEG-4 AVC/MPEG-2 Digital Leadership


New Encoder and Decoder Platform Saves 40 Percent More Bandwidth

SAN JOSE, Calif./ATLANTA - Scientific Atlanta®, a Cisco company, today announced new releases of its MPEG-4 advanced video compression (AVC) encoders and a new set of digital integrated receiver/decoders (IRDs) that will help deliver the flexibility and high-quality video performance needed for today’s advanced digital TV services.

The next-generation encoders (models D9054TM and D9034TM) deliver up to 40 percent improvement in bandwidth savings compared with previously deployed MPEG-4 AVC encoders. These Scientific Atlanta AVC encoders are now available and support integrated picture-in-picture (PIP) and capped variable bit rate (VBR), using a powerful single-slice, dual-pass architecture. Among the four new IRDs is an MPEG-4 AVC HD decoder to provide expanded flexibility for operators through a modular architecture that supports a variety of input and output configurations. The new IRD (model D9887TM) supports new DVB-S2 modulation technology for up to 30 percent bandwidth improvement over satellite links.

“Across Europe, the launch and expansion of digital video services are continuing at a rapid pace,” said Dean Rockwell, vice president and general manager of Digital Media Networks. "Scientific Atlanta’s single-slice MPEG-4 AVC HD encoding architecture allows us to continue to improve the encoding efficiency over the long run, thereby allowing operators to deploy services at lower bit rates without compromising video quality.

“The MPEG-4 AVC encoding standard allows for significant improvements over time, so it is crucial that operators deploy encoders today that have the ability to capitalize of these improvements,” added Rockwell.

* D9054TM AVC High-Definition Encoder - MPEG-4 AVC HD, 4:2:0 encoding (immediate availability)

* D9034TM Standard-Definition Encoder - MPEG-4 AVC SD /MPEG-2 SD 4:2:0 encoding (immediate availability)

* New D9852TM Dual Decrypt Program Receiver - SD, 4:2:0 (commercial availability January 2007)

* New - D9844TM Distribution Decoder - MPEG-2 SD, 4:2:0 decoding (immediate availability)

* New - D9846TM Contribution Decoder - MPEG-2 SD, 4:2:2/4:2:0 decoding (immediate availability)

* New - D9887TM Professional Modular Receiver - SD/HD MPEG-2 4:2:0/4:2:2; SD/HD MPEG-4 4:2:0 decoding; DVB-S2 (immediate availability)

Scientific Atlanta will display these encoders and IRDs at IBC2006 at the Cisco/Scientific Atlanta booth #1.471 in Amsterdam, 8 - 12 September.

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Scientific Atlanta, a Cisco company, is a leading supplier of digital content contribution and distribution systems, transmission networks for broadband access to the home, digital interactive set-tops and subscriber systems designed for video, high-speed Internet and voice-over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP) networks, and worldwide customer service and support. Scientific-Atlanta, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cisco Systems, Inc. More information about Scientific Atlanta is available at: Scientific-Atlanta Europe NV and Scientific-Atlanta Corporate
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