has been selected to upgrade the Indiana Video Network, a state-of-the-art video headend that enables eight regional telecom carriers to provide their subscribers throughout Indiana with video services. The IVN headend is located in Greenfield, Indiana at the headquarters of Hancock Telecom, one of the eight original carriers that partnered in 2004 to build the headend. The IVN delivers SD and HD programming to the carriers using Internet Protocol, with the SD programming in the MPEG-2 format and the HD programming in MPEG-4/H.264 for greater bandwidth efficiency.
In this upgrade, IVN is using RGB’s Modular Media Converter to convert the SD video programs it receives from ASI into Gigabit Ethernet to prepare them for IP distribution. RGB’s Broadcast Network Processor then transrates the individual streams, reducing their bandwidth requirements and enabling IVN to deliver more programming within its available bandwidth and without sacrificing picture quality.