Cogeco picks Terayon stat muxer
Canadian MSO Cogeco Cable has tapped Terayon Communication Systems Inc.'s DM 6400 Network CherryPickers to power its deployment of digital simulcast service to customers in Ontario and Quebec.
Cogeco is offering its customers a lineup of all-digital standard definition and high-definition programming content, and using the CherryPicker statistical multiplexing platform, it can integrate new applications and services down the road.
"By making it possible to deliver all-digital programming very efficiently, Terayon helps us to meet and exceed our customers' diverse television viewing needs and deliver the most exciting recent advances in television programming distribution," said Robin Lavoie, senior director of engineering for Cogeco Cable.
The DM 6400 uses custom-built application specific integrated circuit chips to process MPEG compressed digital and deliver it with high picture quality. The CherryPicker line also is evolving to support new video standards including MPEG-4 AVC and VC-1.