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RGB Networks' TransAct Packager Compatible with MPEG DASH

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April 02, 2012

RGB Networks' TransAct Packager Compatible with MPEG DASH

By Carolyn J Dawson
TMCnet Contributor


RGB Networks’ TransAct Packager is now capable of supporting the MPEG Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP or MPEG DASH protocol.

Winner of many awards, the TransAct Packager is also compatible with Apple HTTP Live Streaming (HLS), Microsoft Smooth Streaming and Adobe (News - Alert) HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS), conforming to all the protocols in live and on-demand settings. Video service providers (VSP) in this developing industry can therefore offer video to any IP-enabled device using TransAct Packager.

"MPEG DASH is clearly a standard with significant momentum, and we are working closely with many industry stakeholders to promote its benefits through the MPEG DASH Promoters Group, and with providers of client media players to ensure easy implementation and rapid adoption,” said Andy Salo, Director of Product Marketing, RGB Networks. “Adding MPEG DASH support to our TransAct Packager ensures that it remains the industry's most advanced packaging solution, regardless of their viewing device or media player."

The "packaging" of programs into a flexible streaming protocol – required for playing video on the latest tablets, smartphones, PCs and other mobile devices and set-top boxes – is crucial to TV Everywhere. Clients are open to all these flexibilities by the important MPEG DASH standard, which also provides network interoperability in an open standard setting.

With an increasing acceptance of MPEG DASH, VSPs stand to benefit by selecting a packaging solution compatible with all major protocols for offering video.

RGB, in collaboration with the manufacturers of client media players, are pushing for the acceptance of MPEG DASH across the industry. At NAB 2012, RGB will showcase the incorporation of TransAct Packager with client media players from AuthenTec (News - Alert) and Netview Technology.

"AuthenTec is committed to support a comprehensive range of content delivery standards in our DRM Fusion product line,” said Martin Bergenwall, Director, Embedded Security Product Management, AuthenTec. “Cooperation with partners like RGB Networks enables us to deliver support for emerging standards like MPEG DASH while ensuring interoperability and compliance with existing standards."

Edited by Braden Becker

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