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Fighting Fire with Video – Optibase IPTV solution Installed at Portland Fire and Rescue


Optibase Ltd. (NASDAQ:OBAS) a leading provider of advanced digital video solutions, announced today that Portland Fire and Rescue selected Optibase’s advanced video over IP streaming solution for broadcasting its training channel, which augments their current analog closed circuit cable system.

Portland Fire and Rescue produce on regular basis instructional videos teaching its firefighters to effectively and safely respond to emergency situations. With Optibase’s advanced IPTV streaming solution, Portland Fire and Rescue’s presently utilizes the Optibase Media Gateway (MGW) 1100 encoding and streaming platform to provide streaming of H.264 directly to three fire stations not currently on their analog cable system.

The previous video system included recording the analog video on DVD and sending copies to all the stations not on the analog system. Based on Optibase cutting-edge H.264 Media Gateway (MGW) 1100 streaming and encoding platforms, the training channel is broadcasted to all the fire stations currently supported by their IP network at top picture quality and low bit rates.

Kent Powloski, video production manager at Portland Fire and Rescue commented, “The Optibase MGW 1100 demonstrates a solid design with remarkably good video quality at the low data rates we require.”

“We are very pleased to be selected by Portland Fire and Rescue”, said Yossi Aloni, president Optibase Inc. “With our MGW streaming platforms we can offer all the features of a sophisticated Telco-grade IPTV solution to a municipal body. Due to the versatility of our products, we are able to specifically design an IPTV solution to meet the video broadcasting requirements of Portland Fire and Rescue and various other enterprise, government and municipal bodies.”

Portland Fire and Rescue’s selection of Optibase’s IPTV solutions signifies Optibase’s business focus on enterprise, law–enforcement agencies, rescue and emergency organizations and government markets’ applications for video over IP deployment. Using the latest H.264 compression technology, Optibase offers streaming and encoding solutions that meet the broadcasting requirements of these markets; reliability and top picture quality at low bit rates.

About Portland Fire and Rescue
Portland Fire and Rescue provides Portland citizens with a wide range of services including fire prevention, response to fire, medical, other emergency incidents and disaster management. Its mission is to promote a safe environment for all the citizens of Portland. The Bureau operates in six functional areas: Office of the Fire Chief, Management Services, Logistics, Emergency Operations, Training & Safety and Fire Prevention. For more information:

About Optibase
Optibase provides professional encoding, decoding, video server upload and streaming solutions for telecom operators, service providers, broadcasters and content creators. The company’s platforms enable the creation, broadband streaming and playback of high quality digital video. Optibase’s breadth of product offerings are used in applications, such as: video over DSL/Fiber networks, post production for the broadcast and cables industries, archiving; high-end surveillance, distance learning; and business television. Headquartered in Israel, Optibase operates through its fully owned subsidiary in Mountain View, California and offices in, Japan, China, India and Singapore. Optibase products are marketed in over 40 countries through a combination of direct sales, independent distributors, system integrators and OEM partners. For further information, please visit

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