VITEC upgrades audio encoding for IPTV blade platforms

Michelle Clancy | 31-12-2012

VITEC has upgraded its carrier-grade IPTV blade platforms to support unmatched audio encoding processing of eight stereo pairs in a single video stream using its broadcast quality H.264 HD/SD video compression engine.

The multi-audio enhancement includes hardware-based, SDI audio shifting and mixing capabilities enabling operators to optimize audio services with flexibility, the company said. VITEC also offers the capability of eight audio tracks in its over-the-top (OTT) IP transcoding blade, the MGTS-Prism, empowering Internet video service providers to stream audio-rich content to tablets and smartphones.

"The Optibase MGW blade systems is the gold standard for carrier-grade architecture and video quality. As content providers and Internet video services break boundaries and increasingly expand global offerings, demand for higher density and efficient ways to deploy IPTV systems gains more complexity," said Eli Garten, vice president of product management at VITEC.

"The new multi-audio enhancement complements our best-in-class video encoding density. This unique advantage helps our Tier-1 and Tier-2 customers as well as multinational corporations to deploy IPTV services, which serve multiple markets and viewers with less equipment and reduced CAPEX."