SOURCE: RGB Networks

April 09, 2006 10:57 ET

Industry-Leading Vendors Announce Interoperability in Digital Simulcast Environment

Top Encoders, Leading EAS Equipment and RGB'S High Density Edge Decoder Offer a Proven Digital Simulcast Solution for Cable Operators

SAN MATEO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 9, 2006 -- RGB Networks, the leader in network video processing, today announced that the company's high density edge decoding and modulation product, the Simulcast Edge Processor (SEP), has been successfully tested with leading encoding and Emergency Alert System (EAS) products for deployment in digital simulcast applications. Equipment that has passed interoperability testing includes encoders from EGT and TANDBERG Television, as well as digital EAS products from Monroe Electronics, Trilithic and Triveni Digital.

Successful interoperability testing assures a reliable digital simulcast solution and simplifies and accelerates cable operators' deployment plans. With high quality encoders from EGT and TANDBERG Television at the headend, and RGB's SEP product for edge decoding at the hubs, operators can rely on a complete, proven and tested end-to-end simulcast solution. Additionally, RGB's testing with digital EAS vendors has demonstrated that the digital EAS crawls and override capabilities, based on the SCTE 18 standard, work smoothly with Monroe Electronics, Trilithic and Triveni Digital equipment.

"As digital simulcast equipment vendors, we strive to ensure that simulcast deployments are as simple and trouble-free as possible for our customers," said Ramin Farassat, Vice President of Product Marketing for RGB Networks. "RGB has already completed several successful digital simulcast deployments with large and small cable operators. By pre-testing our products for full interoperability, we can ensure that our customers have a seamless solution for digital simulcast from the headend to the hub."

About RGB's Simulcast Edge Processor

The RGB Simulcast Edge Processor is the cable industry's first complete solution for digital simulcast edge decoding applications, providing the capability to simultaneously receive multiple MPEG-2 digital video streams over Internet Protocol (IP), decode the video streams, modulate and up-convert them, and deliver the streams directly to subscribers as NTSC analog video at the edge of the network. The SEP is unique in that it combines all of the necessary processing required to accept digital video streams and deliver them directly as modulated analog NTSC video for distribution to customers' homes in a single one rack unit platform. With the SEP, cable operators can deliver a full digital line-up to digital subscribers, simplify operations, save bandwidth and pave the way to a fully digital network, while still supporting existing analog customers.

About RGB Networks

RGB Networks delivers extremely high-density, flexible video processing solutions that enable video service providers to deliver highly targeted and personalized video content at considerably lower costs than today's solutions. Based on its unique Video Intelligence Architecture™ (VIA), RGB's VIA product family simplifies management and delivers scalable, multi-function capability in a single, programmable platform, allowing video service providers to leverage existing infrastructure, while building an advanced foundation to meet the needs of the rapidly growing market for personalized video services.

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