Türk Telekom opts for Envivio

March 17, 2009 | 06:10 UK

Envivio, a technology provider of IP video convergence encoding solutions, has announced that its Convergence Series video headend has been selected for Türk Telekom’s IPTV project in Turkey. Türk Telekom, serving more than 30 million customers, will use Envivio 4Caster C4 SD and 4Caster HD30 HD MPEG-4 AVC encoders and the 4Manager NMS to deliver an extensive line-up of SD and HD channels for its new IPTV service.

4Caster C4 from Envivio is the world’s first convergence encoder, providing video compression for all three screens of consumer video, TVs, PCs and mobile devices, on a single platform. Envivio’s 4Caster HD30 delivers high quality, HD encoded content at less than half the bit rates required by MPEG-2.

Envivio’s Convergence Series architecture allows MPEG-2 content downlinked from satellite to be delivered to the compression system directly over a local IP network. This all-IP, all-digital processing of content eliminates the need for traditional intermediate analogue or digital video and audio interfaces between MPEG-2 decoders and MPEG-4 encoders, resulting in reduced cost and improved picture quality.