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Imagine Communications Announces System Upgrade to its Video Processing Solution

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March 19, 2012

Imagine Communications Announces System Upgrade to its Video Processing Solution

By Anshu Shrivastava
TMCnet Contributor


Imagine Communications has announced a system upgrade to its ICE Video Platform, the video processing solution.

The ICE Video Platform service providers the ability to deliver an “unparalleled” viewing experience for linear IPTV (News - Alert) broadcasting and multiscreen transcoding, according to company officials.

To system operators, the new platform upgrade provides a single unified appliance, enabling them to process HD and SD IPTV streams and also Adaptive Bit Rate (ABR) streams for multiscreen delivery.

Touted as ideal for IPTV providers, Imagine ICE Video Platform has been built with the company’s ICE-Q Advanced Video Compression. It integrates audio and video transcoding in the same platform as Picture in Picture (PIP) creation, multiscreen transcoding and multi-format media streaming, providing an all-in-one solution for quality, scalability and reliability.

Company officials said that full decode/encode with metadata pull-through on all channels enables optimized scene change detection while making full utilization of original encode parameters.

The company has added granular PID-level redundancy mechanisms, which enables new levels of service protection – both upstream and downstream – from the ICE Video Platform transcoder, said company officials.

Imagine ICE Video Platform is available in a dense 1RU (Rack Unit) package or as a NEBS-compliant Blade System.

Imagine Communications is a provider of digital video solutions, enabling content providers and system operators to deliver bandwidth-intensive services with optimum video quality and Quality of Experience (QoE).

“We believe in convergence across the network and are building platforms and solutions to facilitate that transition,” said Richard Stanfield, CEO at Imagine, adding that the company has always led the market with best picture quality and system reliability, and with this upgrade they’re bringing those core attributes together with high density, low power consumption and converged service delivery – every screen, one box.

Earlier last month, the company announced that the ICE Video Platform IPTV transcoder has successfully completed qualification testing for the Microsoft (News - Alert) Mediaroom Internet Protocol TV (IPTV) platform.

Edited by Jennifer Russell

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