03 Sep 2012
Thomson Video Networks and VisualOn partner on MPEG-DASH
Thomson Video Networks and multimedia software company, VisualOn, have partnered to implement and support the latest industry standard in high-quality streaming media capabilities: MPEG Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (MPEG-DASH).
Thomson's ViBE VS7000 multi-screen video platform now delivers MPEG-DASH streams to devices using OnStream MediaPlayer+, VisualOn's multi-media player that enables high-quality, cross-platform, audio and video playback on any device.
MPEG-DASH is a new standard for streaming media over the Internet and has been incorporated into version 1.5 of the Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV) initiative.
HbbTV aims to bring about the harmonisation of the delivery of both broadcast and broadband services to the viewer through connected TVs and set-top boxes.
"We are committed to delivering today's most sophisticated streaming technology, and the use of MPEG-DASH is an emerging trend that provides our customers with the highest possible video quality and playback across all types of connected devices," said Yang Cai, CEO of VisualOn. "Our integrated solution with Thomson Video Networks puts Web TV and over-the-top services at the forefront of the industry."
"The ViBE VS7000 is an incredibly versatile powerhouse for convergent media operators," said Eric Gallier, vice president of marketing at Thomson Video Networks. "Versatility is a key requirement in the rapidly evolving WebTV/OTT arena, and integrating with VisualOn's OnStream MediaPlayer+ allows us to scale across connected devices to deliver high-quality content while using MPEG-DASH streaming."
Combining functionality that would otherwise require parallel infrastructures for file-based and live encoding for multi-format output, the ViBE VS7000 video system integrates easily with external platforms through its built-in SOAP/Web services.
According to Thomson, best-in-class video quality and highly efficient bandwidth optimization allied to the unit's compact, high-density packaging make the ViBE VS7000 a cost-effective item in both capital and operational budgets.
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