Inca powers Volcano's MPEG-4 HD/SD IPTV service in California

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014
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Inca High-Density Transcoder Powers MPEG-4 HD/SD IPTV Service In California

  • Volcano Vision Now Provides Enhanced Video Technology to Remote Customers

VANCOUVER, Canada — Inca Networks today announced that TV and communications provider Volcano Communications Group in California, has selected the Inca 4400 Modular Series high-density, real-time transcoder to power HD and SD video for its MPEG-4 HD and SD IPTV service.

“To promote subscriber growth, we wanted to be able to deliver the video packages we currently offer our traditional cable customers to our remote customers. Inca’s solution allowed us to deliver cutting edge technology at the best value for price,” says Ray Crabtree, CATV Operations of Volcano Vision, the cable television arm of Volcano Communications.

The Inca 4400 Modular Series real-time transcoding solution provides Volcano Vision with “any-to-any, any-to-many” support for HD and SD, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) video transcoding of up to 24 HD or 60 SD channels, in a compact and power-efficient one rack unit (1 RU) chassis. The platform’s high density enables Volcano to meet growing demand for digital TV services, while lowering capital and operating expenses through reduced power consumption and rack space.

Volcano Vision also uses Inca’s All Seeing Eye to monitor and manage their video service, leveraging the embedded monitoring and statistics provided in all Inca products, including the 4430. The Inca Probe 5420 monitors streams generated by other equipment.

The All Seeing Eye, which provides end-to-end, real-time monitoring was a deciding factor in Volcano Vision’s decision to choose Inca over competitors. The combination of the Inca VidiOS Probe and the Inca All Seeing Eye provides a view into all video streams in the headend, and remote sites, from one centralized location. VidiOS™ is Inca’s advanced processing and monitoring engine included in every Inca product which offers both active stream tools and integrated status monitoring and reporting to manage the headend more efficiently.

“Our solution allows Volcano Vision to provide 24 HD streams processed into superior quality MPEG-4 channels in only one single box, which solves the limited space challenge they had in their headend, says Jeff Campbell, CEO of Inca Networks.

“The Inca gear is a cost-effective solution that delivers superb video quality and excellent value. And their support is amazing—they have unparalleled expertise in IP video and their support has been incredibly responsive,” says Crabtree.