Harris’ IPTV encoders pass muster with Microsoft

Mon, 06/16/2008 - 8:10am
Mike Robuck

Harris Corp. said today that its H.264/MPEG-4 standard-definition (SD) video networking encoders successfully completed encoder conformance testing for use with Microsoft Mediaroom IPTV and multimedia software platform.

Microsoft administered the test as part of the Microsoft Mediaroom Interoperability and Qualification Lab program, which is intended to enable the ongoing interoperability and compliance of encoders used in Microsoft Mediaroom deployments.

Harris said that its encoding platform, the NetVX SD video encoding solution, lets service providers offer a high-quality and cost-effective platform for their IPTV deployments. It also allows IPTV service providers using this encoding at the headend to communicate with the set-top receiving device for the delivery of IPTV multimedia services to the consumer.

“The Harris NetVX SD video encoding solution gives our service provider customers another way to help reduce costs and improve the overall performance of their Microsoft Mediaroom-based TV services,” said Joe Seidel, director of global partner ecosystems for Microsoft Mediaroom. “We are looking forward to our ongoing collaboration with Harris to help service providers offer their customers the very best in connected TV services.”

The Microsoft Mediaroom platform, which reached one million subscriber homes in the first quarter of 2008, is now powering connected TV services on more than two million TV sets worldwide; it took Mediaroom 18 months to reach its first million TVs and only five months, more than three times faster, to reach its second million TVs.

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