Modulus Video Brings IPTV Reality to TelcoTV 2006

Demonstrates Deployable HD & SD Encoding, Set Top Box Integration and Advanced VOD and Local Content Acquisition System

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 6 -- Modulus Video, Inc. is moving IPTV solutions to the next level today, with a complete lineup of ready-to- deploy, revenue-generating MPEG-4 AVC encoding solutions at TelcoTV 2006 (Booth 1101). Modulus Video answers the critical issues facing operators who want to deploy IPTV now, with systems that enable delivery of high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) video at the best quality and lowest bit rates, offer seamless interoperability with leading set top boxes, and deliver complete content acquisition systems for generating on demand national or local content.

"IPTV is no longer a distant vision; operators are now deploying robust, practical, fiercely competitive systems," said Modulus Video Chairman and CEO Bob Wilson. "Modulus is the one company that has gone beyond the hype and has delivered both HD and SD IPTV solutions that meet the most critical customer needs. We have even solved the HD challenge and are now able to offer an HD encoding system that is already integrated with several set top solutions. We have installed HD and SD MPEG-4 AVC encoders at the world's lighthouse IPTV deployments. With our new VODxchange(TM) content acquisition system, video-on- demand and local content insertion can be achieved easily and at the highest quality. The bottom line is that Modulus Video is making IPTV a reality today."

Integration with Leading HD/SD Set Top Boxes

The Modulus Video ME2600 HD encoder interoperates with the broadest range of set top boxes including the latest offerings from ADB, Amino, Motorola, and Wegener, providing operators with the finest quality HD channel experience for their IPTV service.

"It is universally agreed that high definition video, delivered at manageable bit rates, is an absolute requirement for IPTV to succeed," said Michael Hawkey, Exec VP Marketing & Sales, ADB Americas. "The combination of the excellent video quality provided by Modulus Video's MPEG-4 AVC HD encoders and ADB's latest generation high definition set top boxes offer operators a trouble-free, ready-to-deploy solution that will meet the most discriminating consumer expectations."

MPEG-4 AVC Encoding Systems

Modulus Video is showing all configurations of its eagerly anticipated ME2000 family of MPEG-4 AVC video encoders -- the world's first compact (1 rack unit) encoding platform that can be easily switched between HD and SD video. The ME2000 offers more than 25 percent reduction in bit rates while significantly enhancing video quality. All configurations of the system are shipping today. Modulus Video support IPTV operators by offering:

1) The highest quality video at the lowest bit rates
2) Field proven solutions that are already deployed by pioneering IPTV
3) Systems that are shipping today
4) Solutions that directly address critical revenue objectives, from
advanced bandwidth managing features like bandwidth optimizing
Constrained Fidelity-Constant Bit Rate (CF-CBR(TM)) mode, digital
program insertion triggers and integrated low resolution stream output

VODxchange for Hollywood VOD and Local Content Insertion

Modulus Video's new VODxchange is a complete, real-time MPEG-4 AVC encoding solution for both SD and HD designed to meet the growing demand for video-on-demand movies and local content delivered over IPTV networks. The real-time workflow of VODxchange offers significant productivity enhancement over off-line, software-based tools; enabling content providers to more effectively meet increasing demand. VODxchange also provides IPTV operators with a practical answer to the question of how to efficiently and cost- effectively insert locally produced content such as news, sports, entertainment, education, government and advertising, into their standard definition (SD) and high definition (HD) playout streams.

The new system is already in use by leading content providers who are beginning to encode the first MPEG-4 AVC content for VOD. VODxchange is an easy to use real-time system that is designed to convert content from virtually any video and file format and encode it into MPEG-4 AVC while ensuring the highest video quality. VODxchange is built on the industry- leading Modulus Video ME2000 Series Multi-Format AVC Encoder to offer exceptional visual quality at bit rates specifically optimized for IP networks.

For complete information about all of Modulus Video's solutions for IPTV, visit us at TelcoTV 2006 in booth 1101, or explore for product details, white papers, and contact information for scheduling private presentations.

About Modulus Video, Inc.

Since its founding in 2002, Modulus Video has been the only company to focus 100 percent of its efforts on perfecting the use of the MPEG-4 AVC video compression standard. As a result, Modulus Video's powerful MPEG-4 AVC encoders are now a critical component behind today's most compelling IPTV deployments around the world, providing the most efficient use of available bandwidth and delivering outstanding standard definition and high definition television services over new and existing broadband infrastructure. Its products meet the needs of the broadcast, narrowcast and video-on-demand markets. For more information, please visit

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