On top of all the press lately on Tandberg TV and their suitors, Tandberg also introduced the latest in their IPTV video processing capabilities with the new Tandberg iPlex UltraCompression high definition and standard definition IPTV headend. Based on Tandberg Television's second-generation AVC platform - Intelligent Compression Engine (ICE3) – the iPlex UltraCompression video processing system brings a step change in digital video distribution.
The new system delivers bandwidth improvements of up to 50% over previously deployed MPEG-4 AVC units. With MPEG-4 AVC HD UltraCompression, the iPlex can deliver two full-resolution HDTV channels over ADSL2+ @ 2km – with data rates at below 6 Mbits/s @ 1080i and 4Mbits/s @ 720p
, a new industry benchmark.