ATEME Completes MPEG-4 Interoperability Tests with Netbox HD TV

ATEME, a leading provider of MPEG-4 AVC / H.264 live encoders and storage encoders, successfully completed interoperability tests with the Netbox 7600 HD TV.

Produced by the French-based company Netgem, this new hybrid ADSL/DTT terminal can receive services in standard and high definition, giving access to a wide range of innovative contents and applications such as Interactive Program Guide, mediacenter or VOD. They have been selected by leading customers such as Neuf Cegetel or AOL.

Netbox 7600 HD TV hybrid ADSL/DTT terminal

ATEME announced today that it has engaged in a wide qualification and interoperability testing effort with available MPEG-4 decoding solutions. This process covers in particular the ability of the decoding solution to support all tools of the MPEG-4 standard – as used in a best-in-class encoder implementation, the robustness to network failures – most important to IPTV customers, and for HD decoders the rendering capabilities with commercially available HD displays.

The proven interoperability with outstanding picture quality of Ateme encoders and the Netbox 7600 HD TV enable significant time saving and risk reduction for Telcos, cable or satellite operators to deploy MPEG-4 AVC based services.

ATEME’s MPEG-4 AVC / H.264 video compression solutions will be demonstrated at the IBC 2006 show – September 8-12 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on Ateme booth (# 4.378).

ATEME is a world-leading provider of MPEG-4 video compression solutions. The superior quality of its encoding technology makes it the best choice for demanding mobile to HD applications. ATEME’s customers benefit from the highest quality video at the lowest bit rates while reducing industrial risk and lowering time-to-market.