Imagine Communications' ICE Video platform IPTV transcoder has been qualified for both 1.0 and 2.0 versions of the Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) Mediaroom IPTV platform.
The transcoder's certification is interoperable with Mediaroom 2.0 and is designed to help assure seemless integration and deployment of headend equipment used in Microsoft Mediaroom 2.0 deployments. The tests was administered by Tech Mahindra.
The ICE Video platform is available in a dense one rack unit package or as a NEBS-compliant Blade System. It's designed for IPTV service providers who are looking to deploy channels with higher picture quality and then be able to quickly add support for a TV Everywhere deployment to multiple devices, including tablets, computers and smartphones.
ICE Video platform allows the integration of audio and video transcoding in the same platform as Picture-in-Picture creation, multiscreen transcoding and multi-format media streaming.
"As our IPTV customers and partners are planning their own migrations to Mediaroom 2.0, we're ready to assist that transition and ensure the highest quality of experience for their customers and subscribers," said Imagine's director of market development, Scott Solovei. "Best picture quality, system density and reliability are still the calling cards for the ICE Video Platform, but as the IPTV ecosystem continues its upgrade cycle, it's just as important to ensure we're meeting our customers' demands for flawless interoperability, so Mediaroom 2.0 qualification is critical."
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