4i2i Launches 4media Media Processing Platforms at NAB 2008

Accelerating new product introduction and lowering cost without compromising video quality are critical for success in the Broadcast industry. To meet the requirements of this challenging market, award-winning 4i2i is launching at the NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) Show in Las Vegas April 14 – 17 at Booth N3638 the 4media family of board level solutions.

The 4media – Media Processing Platform integrates 4i2i’s acclaimed IP portfolio onto a highly flexible hardware platform capable of supporting a wide range of applications from multi channel SD MPEG2 to H.264 Transcoding to single channel H.264 Main Profile Encoding. 4media combines the extensive processing power and flexibility of Xilinx Virtex 5 LX330T FPGA’s with 4i2i’s industry-leading audio/video codec technology.

Commenting on the launch, 4i2i CEO Alex Glass said “4i2i has been supplying high quality codecs to the broadcast industry for many years. Our customers repeatedly told us that they were looking for faster time to market and a higher level of integration. 4media addresses these needs and offers customers a cost effective option across a variety of Broadcast applications.”

4media features:

Multi format

  • MPEG 2 and H.264
  • SD and HD 720p60 / 1080i60 / 1080p60
  • 4:2:2

Multi function

  • Decoder, Encoder and Transcoder
  • Transport stream mux and de-mux

Integrated audio

  • AAC, AACPlus and MPEG layer 2 Compliant
  • Dolby Compatible

Industry standard IO support

  • HD SDI, ASI, Gigabit Ethernet, PCIe
  • 4media is available in both Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC) and PCI Mezzanine Card (PMC) form factors

About 4i2i Communications Limited
4i2i is a privately held company, founded by Martyn and Laura Riley in 1995. Profitable since 1996, 4i2i has enjoyed average revenue growth of over 50% since inception. Headquartered in Aberdeen, Scotland, 4i2i is focussed on providing world class video and audio Codec technology. Our Codecs are designed to deliver the best possible quality in cost effective, single chip implementations for both ASIC’s and FPGA’s. 4i2i’s proven expertise and ability to delivery fully verified, cost effective solutions has made 4i2i the ideal Codec partner for OEM’s and ASSP vendors.