SOURCE: RGB Networks

RGB Networks

August 28, 2013 08:00 ET

Invitel Selects RGB Networks' Transcoding Technology

RGB's Video Multiprocessing Gateway Seamlessly Converts HD Content From MPEG-2 to MPEG-4 for Leading Hungarian Operator

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 28, 2013) - RGB Networks, the leading provider of scalable multiscreen IP video delivery solutions, today announced that Invitel, a prominent fixed line telecommunications and broadband Internet Services Provider in Hungary, has selected and deployed RGB's award-winning Video Multiprocessing Gateway (VMG) to facilitate the smooth conversion of its high-definition (HD) portfolio of programs from MPEG-2 to the more bandwidth-efficient MPEG-4/H.264 compression format. Invitel offers its customers a broad range of HD channels, as well as a host of multimedia services.

"To accommodate the changing requirements of our distribution model we needed a flexible solution that would enable us to effortlessly transcode our existing program content between different codecs, without any impact on video quality," said Ádám Bognár, network development and operations senior manager at Invitel. "With the flexibility to perform a number of different transcoding functions within the same platform, while still delivering premium video quality, RGB's VMG made the most sense financially and operationally, as well as for subscriber satisfaction."

The growing number of end user devices is putting a significant strain on network equipment to keep up with the demand. By transcoding and re-coding content in real time via a single chassis, RGB's VMG minimizes the strain and financial burden of converting individual streams into the large number of resolutions and bitrates required by this ever increasing amount of screens. The VMG's modular blade architecture represents a future-proof investment that scales well in the rapidly-evolving video marketplace.

The implementation was delivered through a key RGB partner and system integrator, HFC Technics.

"We received excellent support from both RGB Networks and its local partner HFC Technics, which provided us with exceptional service throughout the entire process of deploying the VMG," continued Bognár.

"With more and more video being made available for delivery across bandwidth-constrained networks, operators like Invitel need a solution that enables them to easily and cost-effectively convert video to the standard they need, when they need it," said Simone Sassoli, Vice President Marketing and Business Development for RGB Networks. "In doing so, the VMG helps operators maximize the usage of their existing content stores, while keeping subscribers happy. We are delighted to offer video service providers like Invitel a scalable, high-density live transcoding platform that can perform this function, without the costs and headaches associated with low-density solutions."

About Invitel
As a prominent service provider on the Hungarian telecommunications market, Invitel offers a broad portfolio of services to its residential and business customers. Its residential offering includes numerous entertainment and multimedia services from interactive, digital and HD television to fast Internet and telephony services. For corporate markets the company offers its partners not only the most up-to-date, subscribable ICT and cloud-based IT solutions, but also voice and data services, via its nation-wide fibre cable network. Invitel offers numerous client service points to customers across the country. The company's head office is located in Budaörs.

About RGB Networks
RGB Networks enables video service providers to migrate to a multiscreen environment for the delivery of linear and on-demand video over managed and unmanaged IP networks. Wide adoption of the company's IP video solutions is based on core strengths in transcoding, advertising and overlay insertion, and statistical multiplexing. RGB's solutions for video delivery to TVs, desktop and mobile devices are built to deliver the highest video quality at the best price-performance on the market -- they uniquely offer the density and scalability required to support the growing demands of consumers with integrated functionality that simplifies operators' network architectures and minimizes operational costs. RGB's products are deployed by over 400 cable, telco, satellite, OTT and mobile operators in 40+ countries. Venture capital investment firms include Accel Partners, Comcast Interactive, Focus Ventures, Granite Ventures, Institutional Venture Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, and Mitsui & Co. Venture Partners. RGB is a private, profitable company based in Sunnyvale, California with offices around the world. For more information, please visit our website -- www.rgbnetworks.com -- and IP video blog -- www.rgbnetworks.com/blog -- and follow us on Twitter @RGB_Networks.

Contact Information

  • RGB press contact, Americas:
    John Giddings
    Mobility Public Relations
    +1 (650) 245-2782
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    RGB corporate contact:
    Catlin Walker
    RGB Networks
    +1 (408) 701-2734
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    Invitel corporate contact:
    Zoltan Gombkoto
    Invitel Zrt.
    +36 20 310 4797
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