International Datacasting Corporation (TSX: IDC), a technology provider for the world’s premiere broadcasters, is pleased to announce that Radiotelevisión Veracruz (RTV) has successfully delivered the 2014 Central American and Caribbean Games across the Americas using IDC’s TITAN™ Video Contribution Solution.
The event was produced by RTV, while Grupo Etercom, IDC’s partner in Mexico, delivered the TITAN video encoders and provided the satellite uplink for the broadcast. The solution included TITAN 2 and TITAN 3 video encoders operating 24 hours per day for the 15-day duration of the games.
“We selected IDC’s solution for the 2014 games based on its reputation for image quality and ease-of-use,” said Manuel Iza, Director of Transmission Engineering at RTV. “After two weeks on the air, broadcasting live 24 hours per day, we can confirm that the performance and reliability of the TITAN encoder is simply outstanding.”
The TITAN encoder provides the perfect balance of high video quality and best-in-class usability for demanding outside broadcast applications such as live news and sporting events. The TITAN encoder family provides solutions for standard and high definition encoding in MPEG-2 or MPEG-4. TITAN 3 features extremely low latency of 150ms and available 4:2:2 10-bit encoding in high definition.
The TITAN encoder design is based on more than a decade of IDC experience serving the outside broadcast industry. TITAN encoders are built from the ground up for the demanding conditions of outside broadcasting, featuring rugged construction to achieve superior reliability. The TITAN encoder retains the familiar, easy to use front panel which allows quick setup for mission critical operations, and is able to achieve signal on-air from power up in less than 60 seconds.
“The selection of the TITAN Video Contribution Solution for the broadcast of this prestigious sporting event confirms IDC’s reputation for delivering world-class video products,” said Doug Lowther, President and CEO of IDC. “Congratulations to Radiotelevisión Veracruz and our partners Grupo Etercom on the successful broadcast of this key event.”