SOURCE: Imagine Communications

Imagine Communications

February 14, 2012 07:30 ET

Imagine ICE Video Platform Certified for Microsoft Mediaroom

Industry Leading Transcoding Solution Provides Quality, Density, Reliability and Multiscreen Migration for Microsoft Mediaroom Headends and Systems

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 14, 2012) - Imagine Communications, a leading innovator in advanced digital video solutions, today announced that its award-winning ICE® Video Platform IPTV transcoder has successfully completed qualification testing for the Microsoft Mediaroom Internet Protocol TV (IPTV) platform. The test was administered by Tech Mahindra Corp. as part of the Microsoft Mediaroom Interoperability and Qualification Lab (IQ Lab) program, which is intended to enable seamless interoperability and compliance of headend equipment used in Microsoft Mediaroom deployments.

Available in a dense 1RU package or as a NEBS compliant Blade System, the Imagine ICE Video Platform is the ideal solution for IPTV service providers who need to deploy more channels with higher picture quality, and then rapidly and seamlessly add support for multiple devices such as tablets, PCs and smartphones. By integrating audio and video transcoding in the same platform as PIP (Picture in Picture) creation, multiscreen transcoding and multi-format media streaming, the ICE Video Platform provides an all-in-one solution for quality, scalability and reliability.

"Our IPTV partners and customers have expressed a pent-up demand for a new high quality Mediaroom transcoding option and we're excited to now be in a position to meet that demand," said Scott Solovei, Director of Market Development for Imagine Communications. "We have particularly enjoyed the working relationship with Tech Mahindra, who treated our qualification project with dedication and professionalism, enabling us to rapidly complete the testing and provide the highest quality and highest reliability IPTV transcoding solution to Microsoft Mediaroom headends and systems."

Imagine's ICE Video Platform is a widely deployed, prevailing video processing solution that gives service providers the ability to deliver an unparalleled viewing experience for linear IPTV broadcasting, while realizing the most efficient network resource consumption. This powerful, multi-codec, multi-rate, multi-resolution video processing platform currently serves thousands of live streams to over 20 million North American households.

About Imagine Communications
Imagine Communications is a leading innovator in digital video solutions, enabling content providers and system operators to deliver bandwidth-intensive services with optimum video quality and Quality of Experience (QoE). Imagine's products serve the digital IPTV and broadcast markets as well as emerging PersonalizedTV® applications such as TV Anywhere, Network PVR (nPVR) and Internet/Mobile Video. Imagine is based in San Diego, Calif. with R&D in Israel. Imagine's strong management team includes industry leaders with decades of experience delivering innovations in video communications.

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