Motorola Inc. has unveiled the Motorola DSR-6000 series receivers - the first step toward enabling networks to utilize both MPEG-4 AVC and MPEG-2 compression technologies.
With the receivers, programmers can distribute content strictly in the MPEG-4 HD format, and operators can then deliver that content in either the MPEG-4 or MPEG-2 format, in either SD or HD.
The DSR-6000 series follows Motorola’s DigiCipher II secure content delivery system, which reduces operators’ and programmers’ bandwidth requirements by up to 75 percent while they deliver MPEG-4 and MPEG-2 content.
By enabling operators to receive programming in MPEG-4, and by offering more efficient modulation technology, Motorola said it can decrease satellite transponder requirements by up to 75 percent, allowing operators to deliver additional SD and HD programming.
“We see strong demand from our customers and anticipate that this innovative series of products will accelerate the adoption of HD programming,” said Doug Means, VP and GM of Motorola's IP Video Solutions Group.”