Modulus Video Delivers Next Generation MPEG-4 AVC Solutions at IBC 2006


New Compact HD/SD Encoders, Professional Decoding, Industry-Leading HD, Video on Demand and Enhanced Systems Management Extend State of the Art in MPEG-4 AVC

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 7 // -- Modulus Video today unveiled an in depth look at the state of the art in MPEG-4 AVC technology to attendees at the International Broadcasters Convention (IBC) being held at the RAI Centre in Amsterdam, stand 1.144 with the most complete line of shipping MPEG-4 AVC encoding solutions available.

"Modulus Video's commitment and focus to the advancement of MPEG-4 AVC technology has proven to be the right choice for meeting the needs of many market leaders," said Modulus Video Chairman and CEO Bob Wilson. "MPEG4 AVC and especially the IPTV segment, is a very robust market for Modulus Video's encoding solutions with systems now installed at many facilities worldwide. Modulus Video has distinguished itself in delivery of both of high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) video solutions, with strong growth in the U.S. and rapidly increasing momentum in Europe."

Some of the major solutions from Modulus Video include:

World's First Compact HD/SD Switchable MPEG-4 AVC Encoding Platform
Concurrent with IBC, Modulus Video, Inc. has begun shipping 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. The new family of solutions builds on the market leadership Modulus Video achieved with its widely-installed, previous generation products.

New MD3187A Multi-Format Modular Receiver Decoder
At IBC, Modulus Video is expanding its MPEG-4 AVC product family with the launch of the MD3187A -- a complete multi-format modular receiver decoder based on the innovative MRD3187 system from Sencore. The MD3187A is fully interoperable with Modulus Video's complete line of the industry's most bandwidth efficient MPEG-4 AVC encoding products for high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) video, including the new ME2000 multi-format encoder family. The combination of products provides a fully optimized point-to-point distribution solution to meet a wide range of broadcast distribution needs including direct to the home (DTH) operations, backhaul, transmission monitoring and more.

Most Sophisticated HD MPEG-4 AVC Encoding
The Modulus Video ME6000 is firmly established as the IPTV market's leading High Definition MPEG-4 AVC video encoder. The ME6000 utilizes the industry's highest levels of processing power to deliver the maximum benefits and broadest support for the AVC toolkit. The ME6000 delivers full resolution HD for the most demanding IPTV, satellite, and broadcast applications.

Video on Demand for Hollywood Content
To meet intense consumer interest in VOD, leading Hollywood content providers have begun creating MPEG-4 AVC file based movies destined for video on demand (VOD) distribution using Modulus Video's encoding solutions. Modulus Video real-time file based encoders replace legacy off-line tools that require 5 to 10 times longer than real-time to complete the encoding process. The enormous time savings achieved using Modulus Video solutions enable operators to encode more content in less time and provide a substantial increase in content quality with dramatic production efficiency. Modulus Video will demonstrate its VOD content creation solution at IBC.

Enhanced Systems Management from Leading Vendors
Modulus Video SD and HD encoders are fully interoperable with 3rd party management products from leading manufacturers including Evertz, ILC, Miranda and Motorola. With many system deployments now in place with these and other system management partners, Modulus Video has proven the flexibility of its platform and the ease of deployment, providing robust mission critical solutions for IPTV, broadcast, cable and satellite operations without disrupting existing operating methodologies.

To learn more, please visit Modulus Video at IBC stand 1.144 or visit our web site at www.modulusvideo.com.

Source: Modulus Video

CONTACT:
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Evan Sirof
Marcomm-on-Call, Inc.
Tel: 845-255-1909
Email: evan@marcomm-on-call.com

Modulus Video
Web site: www.modulusvideo.com/

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