TANDBERG Television Sets a New Standard with Next-Generation Switched Digital Video Solution

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NCTA Debut of Open, End-to-End Solution Provides Dynamically Switched Multi-Rate, Multi-Format Video Content Delivery Support

Last Updated: May 4, 2007 5:10 pm GMT
(May 4, 2007--ATLANTA--BUSINESS WIRE) TANDBERG Television (OSE:TAT), part of the Ericsson Group, today unveiled its next generation solution for switched digital video. The TANDBERG OpenStream® Switched Digital Video (SDV) Solution leapfrogs existing SDV technology providing a massively scalable fully redundant system with seamless failover to ensure the delivery of critical video channels.

The OpenStream SDV solution allows cable operators to easily provide, control and manage switched multi-rate (2-20Mbs) digital television video services through an open platform, allowing operators to significantly reduce integration issues and deployment costs. The TANDBERG OpenStream SDV Solution will have its public debut at NCTA’s The Cable Show ’07 (Las Vegas – 7-9th May – booth # 452).

“The TANDBERG OpenStream SDV solution provides a clear path to significantly improve utilization of existing bandwidth while introducing a multi-format (SD/HD; MPEG-2/MPEG-4) environment in the network with a switched digital video solution,” said Michael Adams, vice president, system architecture, TANDBERG Television, Inc. “Our highly scalable and cost effective solution supports an open environment and provides new revenue opportunities for cable operators seeking to launch additional programming, increase choice for consumers and reduce subscriber churn.”

Leveraging the success of the TANDBERG OpenStream Digital Services Platform which serves more than 15 million digital VOD subscribers, the OpenStream SDV Solution allows operators to deploy new services with existing network resources, significantly reducing the cost of providing consumers with a broad choice of desirable programming in multiple formats. Cable operators can mix MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 AVC set-top boxes in the same network using TANDBERG Television switched technology.

Key benefits of the TANDBERG Switched Digital Video Solution:
  • Provides an open architecture multi-vendor solution so the cable operator has the flexibility and choice of vendors, components and technology which reduces costs when compared to competing SDV solutions.
  • Serves the deployed base of legacy MPEG-2 set-tops while providing a solution to migrate to advanced video codecs such as MPEG-4 AVC.
  • Only SDV solution that supports multi-rate (2-20 Mbps) and multi-format (SD/HD; MPEG-2/MPEG-4) video content to enable greater flexibility in video delivery.
  • Provides n+1 redundancy for seamless failover, overload protection and load balancing for carrier-class reliability - high availability scalable clustering architecture allows flexible system expansion as SDV services are rolled out.
  • Provides centralized network resource management across multiple services - VOD, SDV and HSD - and allows the operator to share network resources.
  • Complies with all approved cable industry specifications allowing for seamless integration into existing networks.
  • Offers advanced reporting features for network and business planning to enable the operator to manage the switched network.

With its Next-Generation Switched Digital Video Solution, TANDBERG Television has again set a new technological lead with its SDV solution providing cable operators with the means to meet competitive pressures through deployment of a flexible solution with reduced integration challenges and an open platform architecture to drive operating costs down.

About TANDBERG Television
TANDBERG Television (TAT.OL), part of the Ericsson Group, delivers the multimedia technology and expertise that is moving digital video forward. Whether it’s advanced compression systems, on-demand or interactive television, the company’s award-winning solutions are used by the world’s leading network operators, broadcasters and content owners to deliver new viewer experiences and advertising opportunities. With a broad suite of open, standards-based products, TANDBERG Television offers the highest quality digital TV solutions including IPTV, HDTV, mobile TV, video-on-demand, advertising on-demand, and interactive TV applications. For more information, please visit http://www.tandbergtv.com

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