Fujitsu Releases New Version of IP-9500e MPEG-4 AVC Encoder to Expand Satellite News Gathering Capabilities


Updated Firmware Enables Cost-Effective HD Video Capture for Remote News Feeds while Maintaining Superior Picture Quality

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 13 /-- Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc., a leading supplier of innovative computer products and broadcast solutions, today announced the latest revision of its IP-9500e MPEG-4 AVC encoder, the industry's leading encoding solution for real-time broadcast quality contribution content. The revision 3.1 firmware expands the IP-9500's capabilities for HD satellite news gathering (SNG) applications, combining a robust, cost-effective solution for full HD video capture over DVB-ASI and IP with the IP-9500's superior picture quality and unparalleled 300-millisecond total latency. Fujitsu will demonstrate the IP-9500 with revision 3.1 firmware during the HD World Conference & Expo, October 15-16, 2008, at booth #825, at the Javits Convention Center in New York.

"The Fujitsu IP-9500e is an essential component to our HD satellite news delivery services because it yields the best picture quality for HD content while reducing our overall costs by allowing us to transmit high-definition feed at the same data rates as standard definition feeds," said James Gilbert, CEO of On Call Communications, a leading provider of automated, mobile satellite solutions. "The newest revision 3.1 firmware enables our broadcast digital video uplink to optimize the HD video quality over our Intelsat IP uplink and also provides sophisticated Forward Error Correction and Automatic Re-request, found only in the IP-9500e. We look forward to continue working with Fujitsu and its partners to provide our customers with the most comprehensive, cost-effective HD satellite broadcasting solutions available today."

The IP-9500e's exceptional picture quality at low bitrates and low-latency enables HD SNG and transmission of live events using existing broadcast satellite infrastructure. The revision 3.1 firmware extends the IP-9500e's satellite transmission capabilities and incorporates an enhanced feature set to cost-effectively meet broadcasters' real-time content delivery needs.

"The ability to capture and transmit high-quality HD signals from the field is critical for broadcasters as they seek to enhance their portfolio of HD programming to meet viewer demand," said Vic Herring, senior director, video solutions group, Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. "The IP-9500e has set the industry standard when it comes to picture quality and low-latency, and the revsion 3.1 firmware enables broacasters and their affiliates to cost-effectively expand their sattelite news service to include full HD content from the field."

Upcoming Demonstrations

Live demonstrations of the IP-9500e enabling high-quality HD video transmission can be seen at the HD World Conference & Expo, October 15-16, 2008 at the Javits Convention Center in New York. To view live demonstrations of the Fujitsu IP-9500, please visit the Fujitsu booth (#825) or contact Dan Borgasano at Schwartz Communications (415-512-0770) to schedule an appointment.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is a leading provider of IT-based business solutions for the global marketplace. With approximately 160,000 employees supporting customers in 70 countries, Fujitsu combines a worldwide corps of systems and services experts with highly reliable computing and communications products and advanced microelectronics to deliver added value to customers. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited reported consolidated revenues of 5.3 trillion yen (US$53 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2008. For more information, please see: http://www.fujitsu.com/

About Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc.

Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. conducts engineering and marketing activities in Sunnyvale, CA and sales operations throughout the United States. Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. currently offers products and services including hard disk drives, scanners and scanner maintenance, palm vein recognition technology and 10Gb Ethernet switches. Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. is located at 1255 East Arques Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA, 94085. For more information about Fujitsu products and services, call us at 800-626-4686 or 408-746-7000.

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