Sentivision Completes MPEG-4 Interoperability Tests with ATEME

ATEME, a leading provider of MPEG-4 AVC / H.264 live encoders and storage encoders, successfully completed interoperability tests with Sentivision SV-300 IP STB (set-top box). Sentivision SV-300 is a low-cost IP STB capable of decoding MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 AVC video.

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 Sentivision SV-300 IP STB 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 IBC 2006 show – September 8-12 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on Ateme booth (# 4.378)

About Sentivision
Sentivision is an innovative provider of cutting-edge media technologies and products for the digital entertainment market. Sentivision products include IP set-top boxes and complete solutions for Video on Demand (VOD) and IP-TV broadcasting over the Internet.

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.