Harmonic, RaySat team up on AT & T’s mobile TV service

Thu, 03/26/2009 - 8:25am
Mike Robuck

RaySat Broadcasting Corp. (RBC) said today that it has contracted with Harmonic to provide video compression and stream processing technologies that help enable delivery of the AT&T CruiseCast mobile TV service.

AT&T CruiseCast is a service that will provide 42 channels of satellite TV and radio to the rear-seat entertainment systems in vehicles.

Harmonic's DiviCom Electra 5400 standard-definition (SD) MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) encoders, ProStream 1000 stream processing platform and NMX Digital Service Manager were deployed for the combined offering from RaySat and Harmonic. Financial terms of the agreement weren’t disclosed.

The AT&T CruiseCast service uses technology that overcomes line-of-sight obstacles such as overpasses, buildings, trees or tunnels to deliver television programming to cars, non-commercial trucks and SUVs. The service was created through the collaboration of RBC and AT&T. RBC, a privately held U.S. company, is working with AT&T Business Development to introduce the new product to the marketplace.

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