Invitel selects RGB Networks

RGB Networks, a provider of scalable multiscreen IP video delivery solutions, has revealed that Invitel, a fixed line telecommunications and broadband Internet Services Provider in Hungary, has selected and deployed RGB’s Video Multiprocessing Gateway (VMG) to facilitate the smooth conversion of its HD portfolio of programmes from MPEG-2 to the more bandwidth-efficient MPEG-4/H.264 compression format. Invitel offers its customers a broad range of HD channels, as well as a host of multimedia services.

“To accommodate the changing requirements of our distribution model we needed a flexible solution that would enable us to effortlessly transcode our existing programme content between different codecs, without any impact on video quality,” said Ádám Bognár, network development and operations senior manager at Invitel. “With the flexibility to perform a number of different transcoding functions within the same platform, while still delivering premium video quality, RGB’s VMG made the most sense financially and operationally, as well as for subscriber satisfaction.”

The growing number of end user devices is putting a significant strain on network equipment to keep up with the demand. By transcoding and re-coding content in real time via a single chassis, RGB’s VMG minimises the strain and financial burden of converting individual streams into the large number of resolutions and bitrates required by this ever increasing amount of screens.

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