Murray Hill, NJ--March 27, 1997--Lucent Technologies (Murray Hill, NJ) has moved into the professional video market with its announcement of a reseller agreement with Preferred Video Products (PVP; Burbank, CA) for the Lucent MPEG-2 Digital Video System. The company will sell the Lucent MPEG-2 system, which offers professional, studio-quality encoding, to the broadcast, studio, and post-production markets.
MPEG (Motion Picture Expert Group)-2 is the de facto worldwide video compression standard for digital program delivery. An MPEG-2 encoder digitally compresses video and audio signals so that they can be transmitted using less network bandwidth. Using less bandwidth enables economical transmission, processing and storage of video for a number of applications, including distance learning, video-on-demand, and digital video broadcast services. Bell Labs, the research and development arm of Lucent, has been active in the development of the MPEG standard, and continues to provide solutions for future generations of MPEG codecs.
Lucent's current MPEG-2 system, its second-generation product--which includes the EVA-100 encoder, QDEC-100 quad decoder, and NIM-100 Network Interface Module--offers professional studio-quality 4:2:2 compression.
PVP's customers' major requirements for the Lucent MPEG-2 Digital Video System include electronic news gathering (ENG) organizations who need to uplink to satellites with compressed news feeds, and the multiple channel per carrier (MCPC) market, which consists of network organizations sending feeds to affiliate stations.
PVP has tested the Lucent MPEG-2 encoding system at several customers, including CNN, with great results.
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