VidOvation Delivers Unsurpassed SD/HD Video Quality with New Dual-Channel, MPEG-4 Advanced Video Encoders

Application diagram for MPEG-4 Encoders, IRD and ASI Gateways - VidOvation TV (Image Courtesy: VidOvation)

Application diagram for MPEG-4 Encoders, IRD and ASI Gateways – VidOvation TV
(Image Courtesy: VidOvation)

Irvine, CA, July 10, 2013 – VidOvation, a leading technology provider delivering high performance and cost-effective video and data communication systems, announced today the general availability of their stand-alone VEN-2200 and openGear™ card format VEN-5200 MPEG-4 advanced video encoding systems to the broadcast, corporate AV, public education and government (PEG) customers.

These new encoder products provide the industry’s most comprehensive feature set, latest compression technology and unsurpassed video quality at ultra-low bit rates – with a value designed to enable many more organizations to distribute high quality live video over the internet using standard web servers and without requiring special software. The encoder products can also be used for encoding applications in IPTV, microwave, satellite, contribution and remote monitoring.

VEN-5200 Dual MPEG-4 H.264 Encoder Card for openGear VidOvation TV Series (Image Courtesy: VidOvation)

VEN-5200 Dual MPEG-4 H.264 Encoder Card for openGear
VidOvation TV Series
(Image Courtesy: VidOvation)

Both the standalone VEN-2200 and VEN-5200 cards provide single or dual channel H.264 (MPEG 4 Advanced Video Coding) encoding of SD and HD SDI, supporting resolutions from 320 x 180 to 1080p at the highest channel density in the industry – up to 10 channels per rack unit (RU). Optional support for HDMI, composite and component video is available.  The encoders have dual inputs for two separate or simulcast channels plus simultaneous dual DVB-ASI and dual gigabit ethernet outputs.  Each stream is independently adjustable for output resolution and data rate, and robust network transport is achieved using SMPTE 2022 forward error correction. Moreover, standard video networking protocols are supported including UDP, RTP, RTMP, direct HTTP and HTTP live streaming for reliable transport over all IP networks, whether unicasting or multicasting. Both products are designed to operate on open architecture networks allowing compatibility with cost-saving commercially available set-top boxes, routing hardware, and VidOvation or third-party middleware (control software).

VEN-2200 Dual MPEG-4 H.264 Stand-alone Encoder - VidOvation TV Series (Image Courtesy: VidOvation)

VEN-2200 Dual MPEG-4 H.264 Stand-alone Encoder – VidOvation TV Series
(Image Courtesy: VidOvation)

The VidOvation TV middleware seamlessly supports video encoded by the VEN-2200 and VEN-5200, providing an IPTV system with live television, video-on-demand, electronic program guide, digital signage and more.  Fully customizable capabilities for television on the network are available for business, hospitality, entertainment, and healthcare applications with support for Apple and Android Smartphones and Tablets.  VidOvation TV educational downloads are available at http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001lJYVQQMm4QAECmvb9fcC-uhUOm0s7ctjArVgec066JeTSgiRGhRxCLpiwo427d0NPy-Ak4JX1atIGa9Zlsb14lJQ8Bpkj16LwHBQqb9_KOVtnlpKHWvg0LQs-UCFLgPk1nIpQWW6wWMrg_mb5vwNQI2uUAM4mq0E7fpNfOATaCo=.

Other applications for the VidOvation encoders include video distribution through the public internet to a web server and subsequent Wi-Fi or Ethernet enabled devices such as smartphones and tablets; IP set-top boxes and computers; satellite uplinks; microwave links for ENG news trucks; HLS internet distribution or web based remote video monitoring from single to multiple sources through the internet.

“We continue to provide innovative video systems at price points that enable new customers to implement broadcast quality video into their network with a significant reduction in the total-cost-of-ownership compared to other name brands,” said Jim Jachetta, president and CEO, VidOvation. “Not only is the acquisition cost low, but so is the operating cost. A 2RU rack of 20 channels only consumes 150 watts while delivering the highest quality 1080p video. The VidOvation encoders are also designed to operate on open architecture networks allowing compatibility with cost-saving commercially available set-top boxes, routing hardware, and VidOvation or third-party control software.”

Concluded Jachetta, “We provide features absent in most encoders in our price range such as simultaneous ASI and IP outputs, rich protocol support (UDP, RTP, HTTP, HLS, RTMP), Closed Captioning and Active Format Descriptor (AFD) Support. These are but a few of our encoders’ capabilities that differentiate our technology and why organizations that want the best in compression quality, feature set, and value choose VidOvation.”\

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