Monday, September 11, 2006

Digital Vendors | IDX | New DVB-S and DVB-S2 Products at IBC 2006

Digital Broadcasters Vendor News has been informed by Ottawa-based, International Datacasting Corporation (TSX:IDC) that they have unveiled their next-generation of hybrid DVB-S & DVB-S2 product suite with MPEG-4 AVC and MPEG-4 HE-AAC for high speed distribution for IPTV, HDTV, Digital Cinema and enhanced IP services at IBC 2006, Amsterdam.

The new product suite is part of IDC’s new SuperFlex SFX3101 series— featuring IDC’s Pro Audio and Pro Video product lines that consist of new high performance satellite receivers, routers and integrated Datacast XD file and stream Content Distribution and Management software.

Feature-rich, DVB-S and DVB-S2 IDC products are a high performance end-to-end audio solution for demanding broadband applications: IPTV, Digital Cinema, MPEG-4/H.264 HDTV distribution,and file distribution for syndicated television applications.

For digital radio stations and networks, IDC’s SFX3103 Pro Audio with standard definition MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 AVC compression technology is available as a DVB audio receiver with integrated Datacast XD for multimedia file transfer, Internet streaming and content distribution. The SFX3103 offers live IP audio decoding and time shift audio file playout features particularly useful in Digital Cinema, Digital Signage, computer-based training, financial and news distribution and virtual private networks (VPN’s).

Spurring on IDX with this product line and leading innovator in DVB IP multimedia applications and satellite IP connectivity solutions are two factors:

*the latest DVB-S /S2 products suite will now offer the combined benefits of MPEG-4 Advanced Video Codec (AVC) and DVB-S2 for cost- saving digital satellite transmission rates using reduced broadcast bandwidth capacity and drastically cutting operating costs by close to 50%.

*the market for DVB-S2 compliant equipment is expected to reach USD1.3 billion by 2009 as indicated from Northern Sky Research, an industry analyst firm. . .

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