ANGA CABLE 2009 – COLOGNE. Ericsson’s digital TV division Tandberg Television is focussing on what is turning out to be one of ANGA Cable’s leading themes this year: efficient distribution.
The vendor will be demonstrating what it claims to be the “world’s most powerful and high density MPEG-2 SD broadcast encoder”. Known as the EN8100 MPEG-2 SD encoder, it was launched at NAB in Las Vegas last month.
At ANGA, Tandberg will show how the EN8100 enables cable operators to fit 25 SD channels into a single 50Mbps transport stream. Tandberg claims this is “typically double what they would achieve with a transrating solution’.
The new encoder should provide a 15-30% improvement in MPEG-2 compression efficiency, freeing up bandwidth for new services like broadband, on-demand and HDTV.
A direct-to-TV VOD solution that enables the deployment of advanced on-demand and time-shift services without the need for set-top boxes will also be on show.
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