ATEME, Sagem Communication Complete MPEG-4 Interoperability Tests

ATEME, a leading provider of MPEG-4 AVC / H.264 live encoders and storage encoders, successfully completed interoperability tests with SAGEM MPEG4 High Definition Set-Top Boxes, based on a single-chip decoder, available for all transmission media (satellite, cable, IP and terrestrial).

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 SAGEM MPEG4 High Definition Set-Top Boxes enable significant time saving and risk reduction for Telcos, cable or satellite operators, and Terrestrial broadcasters to deploy MPEG-4 AVC based services.

ATEME’s MPEG-4 AVC / H.264 video compression solutions will be demonstrated at:

  • IBC 2006 show – September 8-12 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on Ateme booth (# 4.378)
  • The complete SAGEM MPEG4 High Definition Set-Top Box range will be demonstrated at IBC 2006 show – September 8-12 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on Sagem Communication booth (# 1.380)

Sagem Communication (SAFRAN Group) is a major actor in the fields of Mobile and Broadband Communication, having acquired international positions thanks to a high innovative potential. The SAGEM products benefit from a particular awareness in the following activities: mobile telephony, printing terminals, residential terminals, digital TV set top boxes, network, electronic counting, etc.

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.