Lattelecom Adopts Thomson Video Networks' ViBE™ VS7000 for IPTV and Multi-platform Video Services

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012 
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RENNES, France — Thomson Video Networks today announced that Lattelecom, a leading telecommunications company and TV service provider in Latvia, has installed Thomson’s ViBE™ VS7000 multi-screen video platform. The 10RU system provides encoding for Lattelecom’s new range of Web and mobile TV services, as well as SD, HD, and 3D IPTV offerings. Local distributor Hannu Pro provided installation and systems integration services for the project.

“As we prepared to launch our new IPTV and multi-platform service offerings, we needed to upgrade our previous video encoding systems in order to provide our Web and mobile customers with the best possible viewing experience. We also needed a cost-effective solution that could easily grow and expand with our business,” said Maris Petrovskis, new technology department head, Lattelecom. “With its superb image quality, simple operation, and maximum flexibility, the ViBE VS7000 has easily met all of our requirements. And, through Hannu Pro, we can count on local access to a high level of support and service.”

Installed at Lattelecom’s data center in Riga, Latvia, the Thomson Video Networks ViBE VS7000 supports up to 30 new multi-platform video services representing a range of encoding profiles including SD, HD, 3D IPTV, Web, and mobile TV. Based on the success of the initial services, Lattelecom will expand the offering to include up to 100 Web and mobile TV channels in the near future.

“Lattelecom is the newest example of the growing ranks of broadcasters and service providers across Europe that are adopting the ViBE VS7000 video system for ‘anything in, anything out’ encoding and transcoding for Web TV, over-the-top services, IPTV, and cable delivery,” said Eric Louvet, vice president of worldwide sales at Thomson Video Networks. “With the industry’s most robust feature set for live and file-based IP video, the ViBE VS7000 brings our renowned next-generation compression platform for outstanding picture quality to an all-IP environment, with live broadcast-quality encoding and faster-than-real-time file transcoding.”