Thomson Video Networks highlights compression advances

TV technology provider Thomson Video Networks (Stand N30) will use ANGA Cable to highlight advances in its compression  platforms. Specifically, Thomson will showcase the ViBE CP6000 multiformat platform; ViBE EM4000 compression engine and Amethyst III switcher.

The ViBE CP6000 is a dedicated multiformat platform for contribution of live video. It delivers a modular implementation of MPEG-4 contribution codecs and eight HD channels per 1RU chassis. The ViBE CP6000 will be available for commercial deployments starting in June 2012.

A more powerful evolution of Thomson Video Networks’ compression engine, within a multichannel frame, the ViBE EM4000 is a video compression platform designed, says Thomson, to deliver operational cost savings through better use of satellite or terrestrial bandwidth. The ViBE EM4000 will be available during the second quarter.

Thomson Video Networks’ Amethyst Switcher now has IP inputs and outputs in addition to ASI interfaces. The new-generation Amethyst III Switcher provides switching between multiple 1+1 MPEG transport streams transported over IP networks. IP inputs and outputs can be managed through multiple GbE ports supporting bypass in case of power failure. The Amethyst III will be available for commercial deployments starting in June 2012.

Also on show will be the Sapphire MPEG broadcast server for linear playout, ad insertion, disaster recovery, media archival, store/ forward, and secure time-delay, and the The ViBE VS7000 encoding/transcoding platform for Web TV, OTT services, IPTV, and cable delivery. Supporting the latest MPEG DASH file standard, as well as codecs such as MPEG transport streams, Adobe Flash, Apple HTTP Live Streaming, and Microsoft Smooth Streaming, and with video resolution up to 1920×1080 in progressive and interlaced modes, the ViBE VS7000 is scalable for input channels and output profiles, with support for multiple output formats per channel, according to Thomson.