Spectrum Signal Processing by Vecima

Spectrum Signal Processing by Vecima

February 02, 2010 07:00 ET

Spectrum Releases New High-Definition Analog to IP Video Encoder

BURNABY, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 2, 2010) - Spectrum Signal Processing by Vecima ("Spectrum") (TSX:VCM), trusted supplier of signal processing platforms for more than 20 years, today announced the availability of a new high-definition (HD) video encoder that enables service providers to cost-effectively deliver live, broadcast quality HD television over IP networks. Spectrum's video encoding solutions can be used in a number of applications in the video delivery market including IP television, remote security monitoring, digital program distribution, and networked video.

"The launch of our new video encoder enhances Spectrum's reputation as a leading provider of connectivity solutions. This is in line with our strategic plan to expand into new markets by leveraging our core technologies to provide commercial, in-demand products at competitive prices," said Douglas Fast, President of Spectrum. "Spectrum's video encoder products offer a compelling set of capabilities at a very attractive price."

Spectrum's DM-1320 Video Encoder features high-quality, real-time encoding of up to two HD analog video inputs to MPEG-2 HD with stereo audio encoding. Advanced encoding techniques are used to generate an MPEG transport stream for transmission over IP.

The DM-1320 is software upgradeable for advanced encoding standards. The next planned software upgrade will be offered upon the release of Spectrum's DM-1321 Video Encoder, which features cost-effective, real-time encoding of 1080i to H.264 with stereo audio encoding and closed captioning. Other possible upgrades include SDI video input, ASI output, QAM RF output, and DVB-parallel output.

For more information, please visit www.spectrumsignal.com or call toll free 1-800-663-8986.

ABOUT SPECTRUM SIGNAL PROCESSING BY VECIMA

Spectrum Signal Processing delivers advanced reconfigurable radio technologies that connect the complex world. Spectrum's products and services enable customers to reduce their total cost of ownership through managing and maintaining their own intellectual property (IP). Spectrum has worked with commercial and military customers worldwide to develop and deliver solutions optimized for satellite, communications, and video markets. Applications include air-to-ground communications, satellite communications, military communications, signals intelligence, surveillance, electronic warfare, and video distribution. For more information on Spectrum and its products, please visit www.spectrumsignal.com. Spectrum is part of Vecima Networks Inc. See www.vecima.com for more information on Vecima.

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