Modulus Video, Inc.
, a leading provider of MPEG-4 AVC video compression systems, announced the availability of the new ME1001, delivering all of the high performance characteristics of its standard definition video encoding platform in a new compact form factor. Packing the most comprehensive implementation of the AVC toolkit into a single standard rack unit (1RU), the ME1001 delivers sophisticated Constrained Fidelity Constant Bit Rate (CF CBR) that maximizes bandwidth efficiency and introduces new features to enhance IPTV services including the first embedded low resolution proxy solution for enabling Picture-in-Picture (PIP) for Microsoft TV and Electronic Program Guide (EPG) applications.
"IPTV is an exciting new breed of television service, being delivered by a new class of service provider -- similarly it needs a new caliber of video encoding solution to meet its unique requirements," said Bob Wilson, chairman and CEO of Modulus Video. "The ME1001 directly addresses the economics of IPTV. We have reduced space requirements to allow extremely high density deployment thereby meeting high volume demands of rapidly expanding channel lineups and customer bases. Features like embedded low resolution proxy for PIP enable operators to deliver a superior service package to customers."
The ME1001 standard definition encoder from Modulus Video is a full resolution MPEG-4 AVC video encoder with support for Main Profile video encoding at Level 3. Delivering rich quality video at around half the bandwidth of traditional MPEG-2, the ME1001 provides selectable support for advanced features such as CABAC entropy coding, macro block adaptive field frame coding, weighted prediction and de-blocking filter. Optional Motion Compensated Temporal Filtering (MCTF) significantly increases video quality by reducing random noise without incurring motion blur.
Modulus Video's ME1001 complements the full featured ME1000 standard definition AVC encoder, ME6000 high definition AVC encoder and comprehensive Compression System Management solution.
Contact Modulus Video for pricing and availability. The ME1001 is also available as part of IPTV solutions offered by OEM partner, Motorola.