Thomson Video Networks Products at IBC2011
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Thomson Video Networks
Convergent TV and Over-the-Top Solution
New ViBE VS7000 Video System
The new ViBE VS7000 video system is a fully integrated IP video solution for convergent applications such as Web TV and over-the-top services delivery, traditional IPTV, and IP/cable delivery. Fifteen years of best-in-class video quality and innovation in compression are built into the breakthrough ViBE VS7000 video system, which combines all major audio/video codecs, the latest adaptive streaming formats, and a resilient IT platform for native redundancy and scalability.
DTH Compression Systems
New ViBE EM4000 Multichannel HD Encoder
Incorporating a substantially more powerful evolution of Thomson’s renowned Mustang compression engine, the ViBE EM4000’s performance delivers significant operational cost savings through better use of satellite or terrestrial bandwidth.
ViBE EM1000/EM2000 SD Encoders
Thomson’s premium ViBE EM1000/EM2000 MPEG-2/4 SD real-time encoders support all interfaces in a single unit to deliver legacy MPEG-2 SD at a 20 percent lower bit rate with no quality loss, reducing disparity with HD channels. The ViBE EM1000 and ViBE EM2000 now feature processing of MPEG-2/MPEG-4 compressed sources in addition to baseband signals, additional MPEG-1 Layer II audio encoders for multichannel units, forward error correction generation for primary distribution or IPTV applications, and new filters for processing pre-coded MPEG-2 sources on the ViBE EM2000.
DVB-T2 Headend Solutions
NetProcessor 9030/40 Video Processor
The NetProcessor 9030/40 now includes a new DVB-T2 interface for a more than 30 percent bandwidth enhancement, as well as MPEG-2/H.264 enhancements for splicing from a national feed to a regional program in a statistical multiplex without requiring rate-shaping. Combined with the Sapphire MPEG broadcast server, it provides a comprehensive ad insertion solution.
MPEG Playout Solution
Sapphire MPEG Broadcast Server
A unique “channel-in-a-box” solution with advanced capture, playout, and regionalization capabilities, operating frame-accurately in the compressed domain, Sapphire provides all the functions needed to ingest, process, brand, and generate TV channels ready for air. New features include frame-accurate clip editing enhancements, advanced logo insertion features (support for H.264, new scheduling capabilities), and BXF support. These new features improve the flexibility of the video server, in particular when used with external automation or traffic systems.
From the very onset of digital TV broadcasting, the Thomson name has been synonymous with supplying expertise, quality, and reliability to the world’s leading broadcasters. Thomson Video Networks builds on this great heritage by providing unique and innovative video delivery solutions for a premium viewing experience. The Thomson Video Networks philosophy, since delivering the world’s first large-scale direct-to-home satellite system, has always been the same — to provide the best possible picture quality across any network, to any device. As a worldwide leader in compression systems for satellite, terrestrial, cable, IPTV, mobile TV, and Web streaming, Thomson Video Networks is helping its customers deliver superior-quality video to anything from small handheld devices to large 3D high-definition screens, with the lowest bandwidth to ensure a profitable business model. A trusted supplier with more than 20 percent of the active channels deployed worldwide, a global support presence, and a culture of delivering quality at every stage, Thomson Video Networks boasts the experience and range of products to supply every need, from hybrid multiformat compression systems to contribution links for content exchange networks. For information about products from Thomson Video Networks, please visit thomson-networks.com.