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Envivio adds Windows Phone 7 support

Video technology specialist Envivio has added support for the Microsoft Windows Phone 7 operating system to its multi-screen video head ends based on the 4Caster C4 family of encoder/transcoders.

Envivio 4Caster C4 encoders will use Envivio Extreme H.264 encoding to deliver content via Microsoft IIS Smooth Streaming to the IIS Smooth Streaming Client 1.1 installed on Windows 7 Phone devices.

Windows Phone 7 support will be available as part of Envivio 4Caster C4 version 2.3 (live applications) and version 2.5 (offline, file-to-file applications) firmware upgrades. The Envivio software is in the final stages of beta testing with partners and will be available for deployment in the fourth quarter of 2010.

A number of European operators have announced support for Windows Phone 7 in recent days, including quad-play providers Deutsche Telekom and SFR.