Antik offering H.264 transcoder
Slovakian set-top vendor Antik Technology announced a hardware transcoder for converting HD MPEG-2 video to H.264, which it's calling Juice Ember.
The company said its target market is IPTV headends.
Antik currently builds IPTV set-top boxes and IP phones. It recently announced a set-top – the Juice Box – that is based on Google's Android operating system.
The high compression rates achieved by H.264 "enables the providers to get their TV service, even to people in areas with slower connection or with limited bandwidth, such as 3G mobile networks," said Igor Kolla, Antik's CEO.
Juice Ember has a 1U rack-mounted design. The device supports real-time encoding of up to two video streams with support for all SD and HD resolutions and a range of bit rates from 50 kbps to 100 Mbps.