Infinite Video Reduces Bandwidth Requirements for its IPTV Platform by Incorporating Coding Technologies’ MPEG-4 aacPlus v2
End-to-end solution increases sound quality and efficiency of Infinite Video’s extensive product line of services
Las Vegas, NAB, April 25, 2006 — Coding Technologies, the leading provider of audio compression for digital broadcasting, mobile media, and the Internet, announced today that Infinite Video Corporation has adopted Coding Technologies’ aacPlus audio compression across its product line ranging from real-time encoders to set-top boxes.
Infinite Video, a provider of end-to-end solutions for IPTV and Video-on-Demand services incorporating Even Technologies’ PSI_V codec, will enhance service providers’ offerings with a full-featured home entertainment experience for subscribers by utilizing its hardware encoder, set top box and middleware IPTV end-to-end solution. Besides broadcast quality digital TV services, its software features also enable web browsing, e-mail and video on demand. The low transmission bandwidth of the aacPlus audio codec reduces the cost per subscriber, endowing service providers with an increased average revenue per user.
aacPlus fundamentally reduces transmission costs for IPTV services by minimizing the amount of audio data needed without compromising the audio quality. As the most efficient audio codec available worldwide, aacPlus delivers stereo audio programming at bit rates as low as 32 kbps, and discrete 5.1 multichannel audio at 128 kbps. aacPlus is already used extensively in digital broadcasting, mobile music, and the PC/Internet space, and is widely standardized in major industry standards such as MPEG, 3GPP/3GPP2, DVB and DVD.
“The importance of IPTV is increasing every day with the ever-growing selection of content facing today’s media consumers”, said Victor Kanevsky, senior director of strategic alliances at Coding Technologies. “Consumers want freedom of choice, and Infinite Video’s IPTV solution enables service providers to deploy these services in an extremely easy manner.”
“Integrating aacPlus v2 to increase the efficiency and quality of our platform’s audio is important to us in order to deliver the best possible technologies to the customer”, said Peter Koat, CTO at Infinite Video. “Our solution now enables the highest quality audio at the lowest bit rates. Coding Technologies delivered an excellent product and timely support for our implementation of its technology; we are very happy to have Coding Technologies as a partner.”
Coding Technologies was recently selected by the AlwaysOn Network as one of the top 100 private digital media and entertainment technology companies in the world, and was also awarded with “Stora Teknikpriset”, the annual technology award by Sweden’s technical news magazine “Ny Teknik.”
Coding Technologies provides the best audio compression for mobile, broadcasting, and Internet. SBR (Spectral Band Replication) from Coding Technologies is a backward and forward compatible method to enhance the efficiency of any audio codec; putting the “PRO” in mp3PRO and the “Plus” in aacPlus. Parametric Stereo from Coding Technologies and Philips again significantly increases the efficiency of audio codecs for stereo signals at low bit rates. Products from Coding Technologies are fundamental enablers of open standards such as 3GPP, 3GPP2, MPEG, DVB, Digital Radio Mondiale, HD Radio, and the DVD Forum.
Coding Technologies is a privately held company with offices in Sweden, Germany, and Silicon Valley. Founded in 1997 in Stockholm, the company later merged with a spin-off of the renowned Fraunhofer Institute in Germany, the inventor of MP3. Coding Technologies’ customers include America Online, EMP, iBiquity Digital, KDDI, mmO2, Nokia, Orange, RealNetworks, SK Telecom, Sprint, T-Mobile, Thomson, Texas Instruments, Vodafone, and XM Satellite Radio.
For more information, visit www.codingtechnologies.com.
Infinite Video Corporation
Infinite Video was founded in 2003 to create solutions for profitable IPTV delivery. Using telephone companies’ existing IP infrastructures, Infinite Video can deliver full network coverage for high quality, interactive TV and video. Using the PSI_V codec from Even Technologies, telephone companies can now deploy pristine IPTV at only 0.75 Mbps while saving thousands of dollars per access line in upgrade costs. Infinite Video’s solutions give telcos immediate entry into this profitable market without delay and capital expense of rebuilding their outside plants.
Infinite Video is led by a management team with decades of experience in the telco sector. Supported by a team of highly skilled, talented engineers, Infinite Video offers unique solutions for telcos to far exceed the quality and features of traditional television. Infinite Video provides competitive advantage with end-to-end solutions for a rapidly changing telecommunications sector.
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