MPEG-4 AVC Encoder transmits in 4:2:0 and 4:2:2 formats.

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Designed for real-time, broadcast-quality contribution content, Model IP-9500 4.0 enables simultaneous transmission of HD signals using 4:2:0 and 4:2:2 chroma subsampling. Unit integrates process for maintaining non-degraded 4:2:0 chroma resolution to preserve picture quality through entire communications link. With DVB-S and DVB-S2 modulation capabilities, encoder eliminates need for separate modulators when broadcasting via satellite.

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Fujitsu Releases Industry's First MPEG-4 Encoder to Simultaneously Transmit HD Signals Using 4:2:0 and 4:2:2 Chroma Subsampling

IP-9500 4.0 also Features Unique Process for Maintaining Non-Degraded 4:2:0 Resolution; New Enhancements Facilitate Efficient, Cost-Effective HD Broadcasting over Existing Infrastructures

SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 30 /- Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc., a leading supplier of innovative computer products and broadcast solutions, today announced the IP-9500 4.0, the newest version of the company's leading MPEG-4 AVC encoder for real-time broadcast quality contribution content. The Fujitsu IP-9500 4.0 is the industry's first encoding solution to enable the simultaneous transmission of high-definition (HD) signals using 4:2:0 and 4:2:2 chroma subsampling, allowing broadcasters to efficiently and cost-effectively utilize either format based on their existing infrastructures. The IP-9500 4.0 also integrates a cutting-edge process for maintaining non-degraded 4:2:0 chroma resolution to preserve picture quality throughout the entire communications link. Fujitsu will demonstrate these and other new features of the IP-9500 4.0 during the 2009 NAB Show (booth SU10921), April 20-23, 2009 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas.

"The ability to simultaneously encode and transmit HD signals in both 4:2:0 and 4:2:2 format is a tremendous breakthrough, and I expect that this and other enhancements included in the Fujitsu IP-9500 4.0 encoder will be well received across the industry," said Michelle Abraham, principal analyst at In-Stat's converging markets and technologies group. "Traditionally, signals would have to be sent twice -- once using 4:2:0 and once using 4:2:2 -- since hardware capabilities vary, even within a single broadcaster's environment. The Fujitsu IP-9500 4.0 eliminates this costly, inefficient process, and together with the non-degraded 4:2:0 resolution functionality, delivers one of the most advanced, innovative broadcasting solutions available today."

The Fujitsu IP-9500 is the industry's leading AVC/H.264 encoding solution for real-time broadcast quality contribution content. The IP-9500's exceptional picture quality at low bit rates and low-latency enables HD satellite news gathering (SNG) and live events transmission using existing broadcast satellite infrastructure. In addition to the simultaneous 4:2:2 and 4:2:0 transmission and the non-degraded 4:2:0 chroma resolution functionality, the IP-9500 4.0 features DVB-S and DVB-S2 modulation capabilities, eliminating the need for separate modulators when broadcasting via satellite. Other enhancements include advanced MPEG-4 AVC encoding for real-time DVB and IP transmission of HD/SD media at lowest possible bit rate for any given video sequence, high performance H.264 compression algorithms which reduce bitrate and bandwidth requirement by more than 50 percent compared to MPEG-2 systems, and a full-duplex VoIP intercom to provide interactive communications between encoder and decoder locations.

"The Fujitsu technology innovation and ability to bring cutting-edge solutions to market is one of our key competitive advantages, and it is one reason why broadcasting organizations across the world continue to implement the IP-9500," said Vic Herring, senior director, video solutions group, Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. "The IP-9500's ability to transmit 4:2:2 and 4:2:0 signals simultaneously yields measureable benefits to our customers by reducing cost and bolstering efficiency while maintaining superior picture quality and low latencies."


Date: April 20-23, 2009

Event: 2009 NAB Conference & Expo

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas

Fujitsu Booth #: SU10921

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:

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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