Motorola eases HD introduction

From Colin Mann in Cologne

Motorola has unveiled a new cable headend solution for the European market, aimed at giving its customers more efficient, reliable, flexible and open standard headend architectures as they introduce bandwidth-hungry HD content.

Developed specifically in response to the growing consumer demand for High Definition (HD) content, Motorola’s new cable headend solution meets current requirements for more cost effective bandwidth optimisation while providing flexibility for future growth. Bringing together Motorola’s leading video products, the solution delivers the rate-shaping flexibility needed to simplify the deployment of HD channels in the cable network, especially as cable operators begin or expand their HD services with video on demand (VoD), network digital video recorders or time-shifted TV.

“The joint release of new software and equipment for our cable headend solution demonstrates our commitment to addressing the dynamic European market,” said Bob Wilson, vice president and general manager, Networked Video Solutions, Motorola, who added that combining the benefits of the company's CherryPicker technology and its new MPEG-4 rate shaping capability with the release of its SimulCrypt approved products had developed an integrated solution for European cable operator customers that enabled them easily and efficiently to introduce and expand their HD services.

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