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Horizon Semiconductors and Scopus Video Networks to Collaborate on Advanced Receiving/Processing Platform


Scopus Deploys Horizon High Definition Decoding Technology in its Integrated Receiver Processor Platform for Multi-channel ATSC Decoder/Down Conversion

Philadelphia, PA.- SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 08

Horizon Semiconductors, a leading provider of highly integrated silicon solutions that enable secure video and audio compression & transmission for the consumer electronics and broadcast markets, and Scopus Video Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: SCOP), provider of digital video networking solutions, today announced the integration of Horizon’s Hz4210 SoC in Scopus’ Integrated Receiver Processor (IRP-3910), a versatile multi-channel professional decoder/processor/down-converter unit.

“Introduction of the Scopus IRP-3910 reaffirms our record of providing best-in-class decoding and processing solutions,” said Ovadia Cohen, Vice President of Business Development at Scopus. “Integrating Horizon decoding and processing technology in the advanced IRP down conversion platform allows us to provide the outstanding video quality, performance and expansion capabilities that cable operators expect as they transition to all digital networks”.

Scopus’ IRP-3910 is specifically designed to enable cable operators’ transition from analog to ATSC digital television broadcasting. Packaged in a compact 1-RU chassis, the IRP-3910 provides up to four channels of HD decoding along with dynamic aspect ratio conversion. In addition, it incorporates a powerful multiplexing core that provides grooming and PSIP aggregation of multiple HD and SD programs for digital content distribution.

“We are excited to be working with Scopus on development and deployment of the most advanced digital video decoder and processor to be released into the market,” said Amir Morad, President and CEO of Horizon Semiconductors. “Hz4210’s unparalleled performance and video quality makes it an ideal solution to power Scopus’ next generation ATSC products.”

Horizon’s professional Hz4210 High Definition single channel MPEG-2/AVC/VC1 Audio/Video decoder SoC de-multiplexes incoming off-air ATSC transport streams, extracts VBI data, timestamps, aspect ratio and other related stream parameters; filters and decodes certain user programmable channels; down-mixes 5.1 Dolby AC-3 audio into stereo audio; and performs professional HD down conversion scaling and automatic aspect ratio correction, as well as post-processing the output signal for enhanced video quality.

The IRP- 3910 will be demonstrated at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2008, Scopus’ booth #434

About Horizon Semiconductors
Horizon Semiconductors is a leading provider of highly integrated silicon solutions that enable secured video and audio compression & transmission for the consumer electronics, home entertainment & broadcast markets. Using proprietary technologies and advanced design methodologies, Horizon designs, develops and supplies complete system-on-a-chip solutions and related hardware and software applications. Horizon’s diverse product portfolio includes solutions for digital cable, satellite and IPTV set-top boxes, DVD and Blu-Ray players and recorders, HDTV, Digital Video Recorders, Home Media Centers and professional broadcast down converters & head-ends.


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