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Motorola Selected By Midwest Video Solutions to Increase Video Quality, Cost Efficiency


Wisconsin-based IPTV headend services provider to deploy Motorola MPEG-4 network encoder

HORSHAM, Pa. – Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced that Midwest Video Solutions, LLC (MVS), an IPTV headend services provider, has selected Motorola’s MPEG-4 Network Encoder for deployment by the end of the year. This upgrade to the Motorola multi-channel MPEG-4 AVC network encoder family will enable MVS to migrate two diverse MPEG-2 headend platforms at separate locations to a single consolidated MPEG-4 platform, streamlining the delivery of content while accelerating the delivery of personalized media experiences and increasing programming choice for customers.

MVS provides IPTV services to 16 member companies throughout the Upper Midwest and internationally. In addition to improving video quality and cost effectiveness, Motorola’s network encoders enable MVS to offer its member base more flexibility in terms of IPTV service offering, reaching new markets and providing more streams per household.

“The increasing demand for more programming, higher video quality and bandwidth efficiency has become a key business driver for service providers,” said Bob Wilson, general manager of Motorola’s MPEG-4 encoding solutions group. “The NE series delivers high-quality video at low bitrates and ultimately allows providers to deliver more rich video content efficiently to the consumer.”

“After an extensive competitive testing process, Motorola’s network encoders demonstrated superior video quality and cost effectiveness, giving us confidence in our purchasing decision,” said Marty Snustead, executive director of Midwest Video Solutions. “This implementation will enable MVS to offer its members higher quality IPTV services at greater distances and provide additional streams to their subscribers.”

The NE-4012 is a high-density solution designed to deliver purely IP-based multi-channel video compression capabilities and services, ideal for headend environments. Combining the decoding of IP video services with advanced MPEG-4 AVC video encoding, the NE series of encoders streamlines headend operations. This results in simplified headend architectures with fewer components, reducing cost while delivering high-quality video at low bit rates. The platform is able to deliver two channels of video compression in a 1RU package, leading to a significant reduction in power consumption and space requirements.

With more than 50 years of experience architecting video networks, Motorola has the expertise and ability to identify market needs and deliver timely solutions that meet the challenges faced by programmers and service providers to deliver value-added experiences for consumers.

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