is showing a live demonstration of integrated Definition satellite TV, video-on-demand over IP, web browsing and Voice-over-IP at its booth in IPTV world sector at IBC. Dramatic sales of HD Ready television sets are not matched by a corresponding take-up of HD programming, with the result that many more consumer homes have the means to watch HDTV than are actually watching it. One of the factors behind this is the bandwidth required.
The satellite digital TV market has adopted new technologies -- in particular DVB-S2 and MPEG-4 (H.264) that enables more HD content to be offered without displacing existing channels. During this, satellite companies have also been influenced by the rising popularity of IPTV (the delivery of high-quality video over a dedicated IP broadband network). This enables them to offer more IP-based services such as Web surfing and Voice-over-IP, and to increase again the amount of HD content that can be offered as video-on-demand.
Using their new NV4-S2 platform, Vidanti is demonstrating live access to Europe's HD satellite channels, video-on-demand from HD video servers, surfing the Internet and making Voice-over-IP calls via a major European VoIP service.
All of these features are realised using BBTVsoft -- Vidanti's extensive IPTV software platform. BBTVsoft is a production-proven, feature-rich platform of Broadband and IPTV video software that simplifies and accelerates time to market for consumer equipment manufacturers and systems integrators.
The NV4-S2, like all Vidanti solutions, is available as a white label product for consumer equipment manufacturers to licence and market under their own brands.