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Thomson Video Deploys ATCA-based Telecom Video Delivery Platform


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April 02, 2012

Thomson Video Deploys ATCA-based Telecom Video Delivery Platform

By Rajani Baburajan, TMCnet Contributor

The demand for network security, multi-gigabit processing, high-definition video, and traffic management have created the need for powerful and reliable telecom platform deployment solutions that increase network efficiency and performance.

To cater to the needs of the industry, Thomson (News - Alert) Video Networks, a provider of video delivery systems, has launched a dedicated multi-format, high-performance platform that powers live video over various networks.

The new ViBE CP6000 is a modular video delivery platform developed for broadcasters, video carriers, network operators, and telecoms. It delivers optimal MPEG contribution codecs, features unprecedented eight HD channels per 1RU chassis, and provides industry-leading compression performance.

"The ViBE CP6000 is a breakthrough in convenience, performance, and energy efficiency for sport events, news, studio interconnection, and backhaul from the broadcast center to playout," said Christophe Delahousse, president of Thomson Video Networks, in a statement.

"In this latest evolution of the extremely successful ViBE compression technology, the CP6000 brings together for the first time a class-leading combination of capabilities packaged in a way that really fits the contribution needs of today and tomorrow's broadcasters and content providers," Delahousse added.

The ViBE CP6000 for telecom platform deployment offers a higher density solution offering capacity of up to eight HD channels in a single chassis. This not only saves space, but also reduces energy consumption.

The telecom platform deployment solution is based on the ATCA telecom standard, providing high-quality transport of live HD and SD content over IP or satellite contribution networks.

ViBE CP6000 can be deployed in 3Gbps SDI applications (1080p50/59.97). The video delivery platform can even address 3D applications. Featuring hot swappable modules, the solution facilitates easy setup, expansion and maintenance.

In a related telecom platform deployment, Videotron (News - Alert), a Canadian telecommunications operator, has announced it is now utilizing Cisco's (News - Alert) HD set-top box platform in order to power its robust digital TV service.

Videotron has selected the Cisco Explorer 8642 HD-DVR and 4642 HD set-top boxes to offer customers a much higher quality entertainment experience. And its new offering, illico TV New Generation, encompasses highly advanced video services and much simpler and quicker navigation functionality.

Edited by Jamie Epstein

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