ATEME Completes MPEG-4 Interoperability Tests with Celrun

ATEME, a leading provider of MPEG-4 AVC / H.264 live encoders and storage encoders, successfully completed interoperability tests with Celrun, an industry-leading IP set-top box manufacturer and IPTV solution provider.

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 Celrun’s H.264 products, TD-520H and TD-900H, enable significant time saving and risk reduction for Hanaro Telecom, the second largest Telco. in Korea to deploy MPEG-4 AVC based services.

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

InterBEE 2006 show – November 15-17, 2006
Chiba City, Japan, on Ateme booth (# 6210)

About Celrun
Established as mainly IPTV STB development and manufacturing in 1999, Celrun has exported STB to Japan at the beginning, and expanded market boundary to Middle-east, Europe and Asian countries. Up-to-date Celrun’s has become an IPTV expert company which holds whole IPTV technologies, not only IPTV STB but also Head-end solutions.

ATEME is a world-leading provider of MPEG-4 AVC / H.264 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.