Invitel uses RGB gear to enable transition to MPEG-4

Wed, 08/28/2013 - 1:43pm
Brian Santo

Invitel, a fixed line telecommunications and broadband Internet services provider (ISP) in Hungary, has selected and deployed RGB’s Video Multiprocessing Gateway (VMG) to help the company transition its line-up of HD programming from MPEG-2 to the more bandwidth-efficient MPEG-4/H.264 compression format.

“To accommodate the changing requirements of our distribution model we needed a flexible solution that would enable us to effortlessly transcode our existing program content between different codecs, without any impact on video quality,” said Ádám Bognár, network development and operations senior manager at Invitel. “With the flexibility to perform a number of different transcoding functions within the same platform, while still delivering premium video quality, RGB’s VMG made the most sense financially and operationally, as well as for subscriber satisfaction.”

The growing number of end user devices is putting a significant strain on network equipment to keep up with the demand. By transcoding and re-coding content in real time via a single chassis, RGB’s VMG minimizes the strain and financial burden of converting individual streams into the large number of resolutions and bitrates required by this ever increasing amount of screens. The VMG’s modular blade architecture represents a future-proof investment that scales well in the rapidly-evolving video marketplace.

Invitel offers a portfolio of services to its residential and business customers. Its residential offering includes numerous entertainment and multimedia services from interactive, digital and HD television to fast Internet and telephony services. For corporate markets, the company offers its partners ICT and cloud-based IT solutions, as well as voice and data services, via its nationwide fibre cable network.


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