(MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. May 23, 2005) Optibase, Ltd. (NASDAQ:OBAS), a leading provider of advanced digital video solutions, today announced that it will be showcasing its latest products at this year's Infocomm (Information Communications Marketplace) Conference at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV from June 8-10, 2005.
Infocomm is the largest event in the professional information communications and electronics arena, where manufacturers, systems integrators, production companies and video professionals can get a first taste of the latest emerging technologies. Visitors to the Optibase booth on the show floor -- # 2580 will find demonstrations of the MGW 200 single channel streaming appliance, MovieMaker HD real time, hardware-based HD encoder, and MGW 1100 carrier-grade multi-channel streaming appliance.
MGW 200 is the latest addition to Optibase's line of streaming appliances. It is a small, single-channel encoding, decoding and streaming platform ideal for one-way and two-way IP streaming applications such as video contribution, corporate communications and video server upload. It shares the same interface with the MGW 2000e a 6-channel encoding & streaming appliance, which hastens existing integrators time to market. Formally released in July 2005, MGW 200 is designed to combine ease of use together with advanced features and superb video quality for customers in education, enterprise and broadcasting.
Optibase will demonstrate the MovieMaker HD encoding & VideoPlex HD decoding boards that provide real-time, high quality, hardware-based MPEG-2 High Definition encoding and decoding. When combined, these boards give content creators and system integrators unsurpassed control over video quality from encode to final delivery. The MovieMaker 200 HD will enter beta-trials shortly, and will formally be released in late Q3'05. The VideoPlex HD is shipping.
MGW 1100 is the company's multi-channel, carrier-grade, fully-redundant streaming platform. MGW 1100 is ideal for enterprises that want to deploy various IPTV solutions such as: high-end video surveillance systems, TV to the desktop, and hospitality solutions. Already shipping, MGW 1100 offers an unmatched set of features for sophisticated video streaming applications including: multi-channel, multi-format (MPEG-1, -2, Windows Media) encoding, transcoding and transrating.
"We're very excited about this year's Infocomm as we showcase our latest solutions for HD encoding, and our platforms for IP streaming," said Boaz Gruener, vice president marketing, Optibase. "With MovieMaker HD, MGW 200 and MGW 1100, we're demonstrating our commitment to providing the best-of-breed, high quality, integrated and user-friendly solutions to the broadcast, digital signage, and IPTV markets."
Optibase provides professional editing, compositing, 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 Massachusetts, Europe, Japan, China 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 www.optibase.com.
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