Advanced Television

Thomson upgrades HD/SD Encoder

August 20, 2015

Thomson Video Networks has introduced the latest release of its award-winning ViBE EM4000 premium HD/SD encoder featuring Flextream 2.0, the company’s statistical multiplexing technology. With support for Flextream 2.0, the EM4000 will enable operators to optimise bandwidth usage by including non-video components in a statistical multiplexing pool. In addition, the EM4000 now includes SCTE104 handling for targeted advertising, giving broadcasters a powerful new capability for developing new advertising revenue streams.

“With our ViBE EM4000, we continue to push the boundaries of compression performance and functionality to deliver the industry’s most advanced solution for premium encoding, tailored to the evolving needs of our customers,” said Eric Gallier, vice president, marketing, Thomson Video Networks. “For instance, the new SCTE104 handling feature, the result of a direct request from two of Europe’s largest satellite DTH satellite providers, enables customers to develop new revenues through highly targeted, premium advertising. And with Flextream 2.0 support, users can lower bandwidth costs and free up bandwidth to improve picture quality or add a channel per multiplex — a valuable capability, especially as available bit rate becomes more and more scarce.”

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