RGB Networks To Demonstrate Video Processing Platform at IPTV World Forum

Friday, March 19th, 2010
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Stand 5, 23 – 25 March, Olympia National Hall, London

SUNNYVALE, California — RGB Networks, the leader in network video processing, today announced that it will be demonstrating its award-winning Video Multiprocessing Gateway (VMG), the industry’s first carrier-class, multi-function, ultra-dense chassis for the delivery of advanced MPEG-2 and MPEG-4/H.264 video services, at IPTV World Forum in London on 23 – 25 March. The VMG is an integrated solution specifically designed to address a number of critical applications, including transcoding, re-coding, advanced ad insertion and transrating, in a highly integrated and flexible configuration. The VMG’s unique, modular blade architecture represents a future-proof investment that scales well in the rapidly-evolving video marketplace.

With MPEG-4/H.264 now permeating all facets of ‘large screen’ TV distribution, as well as being the dominant choice for video delivery to PC and handheld devices, operators worldwide are in the midst of establishing and implementing MPEG-2 to MPEG-4/H.264 transition strategies. The VMG supports this network evolution through its flexible transcode and re-code mode support, initially implemented via RGB’s Transcoding Module (TCM), and supporting any operation between MPEG-4/H.264 and MPEG-2, at various screen resolutions, ranging from high definition 1920 x 1080 all the way down to picture-in-picture (PIP) and handheld device resolutions.

With its best-in-class high capacity, modular expansion capabilities, and pay-as-you-grow licensing model, the VMG content repurposing solution is uniquely positioned to cost effectively transition operators from today’s large screen delivery model to a three-screens environment.

The VMG demonstration at the IPTV World Forum will include transcoding MPEG-2 streams into MPEG-4/H.264, as well as MPEG-4/H.264 ad insertion. RGB executives will also be available on stand 5 to discuss RGB’s company plans, as well as the challenges and the opportunities operators are facing in the market today.

“We are delighted to be exhibiting at IPTV World Forum this year and highlighting for attendees the many advantages of our VMG’s unique chassis architecture,” said Nabil Kanaan, Senior Director of Product Marketing at RGB Networks. “It is an exciting time in the industry as operators prepare their networks for the delivery of new services, and the integrated VMG combines simplicity, flexibility and the tremendous processing power necessary to succeed.”