announces that the world's most widely-deployed solution for delivering Mobile TV, its 4Caster C4 encoding/transcoding platform, now offers HD video support to the Apple iPhone 4, taking maximum advantage of the device's capabilities. The upgrade for 4Caster creates an unprecedented mobile video experience by enabling services for the first time that deliver high definition live and on demand TV services that make full use of the high resolution iPhone 4 "Retina Display."
The Envivio 4Caster solution provides simultaneous support for delivering services to the complete range of devices and technologies from Apple, including iPad, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod, Safari 5 and QuickTime X. Envivio solutions power premier network operator and over the top TV services for the iPhone and iPad around the world, including premium Pay TV, sports and movie content for operators in Europe, coverage of the Olympics and NHL hockey in Canada, coverage of the World Cup in France and Germany and telecomm Mobile TV services worldwide.
Support for the iPhone 4 is available as an upgrade for existing 4Caster C4 systems. The upgrade enables services to deliver video that is optimized for the 3.5-inch, 960×640 resolution "Retina Display." The high pixel density of the display makes images appear exceptionally smooth and continuous. Envivio H.264 Extreme™ Main Profile Compression, regarded as the industry's highest quality video codec, ensures the best quality video stream is delivered at precisely the resolution of the iPhone 4.
Multi-profile output maximizes service density by making it possible to simultaneously service iPads and iPhones, as well as PCs, smartphones and other devices. Ingesting up to eight IP, four analog or four SDI channel sources, the 4Caster C4 simultaneously encodes and protects content in multiple profiles. This multi-profile encoding also powers Apple adaptive streaming to ensure the uninterrupted delivery of video, regardless of fluctuations in network bandwidth.
Support for iPhone 4 is available via a standard firmware upgrade to Envivio 4Caster C4 Mobile TV and Internet TV customers with a Silver, Gold support plan.