Arris launches 4:1 HD compression in VIPr encoder line

Broadcast technology company Arris has announced that the EGT VIPr2200 encoder can now compress four high-definition channels into one QAM channel. This, it said, increased bandwidth efficiency without sacrificing video quality.

The VIPr2200’s Intelligent Recode feature, which offers full decode/re-encode within the original encoding parameters, pre-processing and filtering, and integrated closed-loop statistical multiplexing, allows high quality rate reduction, Arris said. This allows operators to multiplex up to four HD services that can fit into a 256 QAM channel.