Midwest TEL NET Chooses TANDBERG Television iPlex™ for HDTV IPTV Service
Telco consortium leverages the industry’s most advanced MPEG-4 AVC IPTV video head-end for digital video distribution
Atlanta.- TANDBERG Television, part of the Ericsson Group, today announced at Telco TV 2007 that Midwest TEL NET, a consortium of Independent Operating Companies (IOCs) throughout southwest and central Wisconsin, has selected the award-winning TANDBERG iPlex™ video processing platform to deliver high quality video to its subscribers. By providing a flexible, high density IPTV head-end with the industry’s leading picture quality performance, the TANDBERG iPlex will enable Midwest TEL NET to offer consumers a number of channels in high definition (HD) video using MPEG-4 AVC video compression.
’As a global leader in the IPTV market, TANDBERG Television understood our business needs and provided us with a best-in-class compression solution that gives us a high level of video processing flexibility,’ said Marty Snustead, executive director, MidWest TEL NET. ’We have been extremely pleased with the technical support we’ve received and look forward to working with TANDBERG Television on future initiatives.’
As part of the integration, Midwest TEL NET deployed the iPlex video processing platform and a number of award-winning RX1290 Multi-Format MPEG-4/MPEG-2 SD/HD Integrated Receiver Decoders. The iPlex video processing platform is a comprehensive system with ultra-dense encoding, transcoding, processing and routing capabilities which enables any telco to easily and efficiently expand service offerings. As a result, Midwest TEL NET can quickly deliver HD video to consumers and easily expand its services in the future due to the highly flexible and scalable iPlex solution.
’TANDBERG Television is committed to providing next generation IPTV platforms that enable service providers to offer high quality programming and advanced television services,’ said Ian Tapp, senior vice president of business development, TANDBERG Television, Inc. ’TANDBERG Television brings a wealth of television expertise to the telco industry, and we look forward to working with Midwest TEL NET to deliver advanced IPTV services to their subscribers.’
TANDBERG Television is the leading IPTV service provider worldwide, with over 180 IPTV deployments serving more than 2 million IPTV subscribers worldwide. TANDBERG Television was recently named the IPTV global market leader for video head-ends in three out of four regions in the world by Multimedia Research Group, Inc. Since its launch in March this year, the TANDBERG iPlex has won three major industry awards. These are the IPTV World Forum’s ’Best IPTV Head-end & Video Processing Technology’; an IEC InfoVision award at Broadband World Forum in Asia; and most recently a CSI Product of the Year Award at IBC for ’Best Digital Video Processing Technology’.
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