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Tandberg bows newest content delivery system at NAB

Wed, 04/09/2008 - 9:32am
Mike Robuck

Tandberg Television said it would be launching its newest content delivery system at the NAB Show in Las Vegas next week.

The system, which is called MediaPath Secure Content Delivery System, offers content providers, network operators and their affiliates, a scalable, end-to-end product for the secure point to multi-point delivery of non-linear digital HD and SD TV programs as well as any other file-based content including VOD programs, advertising, music and games.

Tandberg said the updated MediaPath system enables content providers and cable, telco and satellite operators to closely collaborate to deliver more types of content, in more formats, more efficiently.

Using the MediaPath system, media assets can be delivered to receiver locations serving set-top boxes, PCs, and mobile media players. Multiple delivery options include MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 AVC. The MediaPath system also offers a performance boost over its predecessor, and supports DVB-S2 to provide faster satellite delivery while simultaneously enabling terrestrial delivery via a shared network.

Terrestrial unicast and multicast distribution are supported. Encryption software for security and error correction protects media assets throughout the entire delivery process. Tandberg said proactive monitoring ensures content is flowing throughout the MediaPath system as well as the VOD and asset management systems downstream.

"Increasing amounts of HD content require a more efficient delivery method as that content is distributed to both traditional and new TV platforms. Consequently, Tandberg Television expanded the features of the MediaPath Secure Content Delivery System," said Andrew Rowe, Tandberg’s vice president of software product management.

Components of the MediaPath system include the manager, pitcher and catcher.

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