Imagine Communications will demonstrate its Interchangeable Compressed Elements (ICE) video platform across all cable digital video applications at the National Cable & Telecommunications Association's (NCTA) The Cable Show '08, being held May 18-20 in New Orleans.

Imagine's ICE video platform uses video processing and multiplexing technology to help cable operators deliver high-quality video while cost-effectively increasing bandwidth efficiency across all digital platforms.

Demonstrations will include the ICE broadcast system, which offers high-quality video and multiplexing of high-definition television (HDTV) signals; the ICE video-on-demand (VOD) system, which allows operators to deliver up to 50 percent more VOD streams per 256 QAM channel; the ICE switched digital video (SDV) system, which enhances the bandwidth efficiency of SDV; and Video Layer Quality of Service (QoS), which allows content providers and cable operators to pre-calibrate and establish video quality levels, at the video layer, that can be sustained from content origination to the set-top box (STB).

Also, Imagine's co-founder and CTO Ron Gutman will present his paper, entitled "Video Layer Quality of Service (QoS): Unprecedented Control and the Best Video Quality at Any Given Bit Rate.”

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