Monthly July, 2012

NEWS & EVENTS

High fidelity video compression for broadcast
and broadband.

François Xavier Parisot, Head of System Engineering, ATEME

“As Head of System Engineering department, I am proud to announce that ATEME is now officially certified as SELECT PARTNER by Cisco company.”

by François Xavier Parisot, ATEME – Head of System Engineering

This certification is recognition of ATEME Presales, Support and System Engineering teams’ knowledge and competency, guaranteed by Cisco diplomas. We have worked for several years with Cisco products, deploying both network infrastructure and broadcast equipment in our customers’ head-ends, integrated as turnkey solution with other third party equipment and ATEME high quality encoders and transcoders, with centralized Network Monitoring System.

Apart the milestone celebration, our customers can be now sure with their choice of ATEME as System Integrator. ATEME’s certification demonstrates our commitment to continue deepening our core knowledge and competencies. It also enables ATEME to benefit better recognition by Cisco, and access to all partner programs, including shorter cycles for proposal, order, delivery and reparation, like facilitation for training.

Finally, the official Cisco certification helps our daily work in our main missions, which are the commissioning, and validation of head-end solutions by customer sites and the validation of architectures of new solutions with new ecosystem partner products

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Benoit Fouchard, CSO ATEME
ATEME sets the future of multi- screen TV Delivery

After the 4:2:2 10-bit breakthrough for contribution allowing end users to enjoy the highest Video Quality possible, ATEME launches yet again a new trend in the video compression technology – EAVC4 encoder designed for multi-screen delivery.

Today, content is being watched on multiple screen devices. However, the quality and speed leave a lot to be desired. The new EAVC4, H.264 encoder was designed in order to adapt video content for specific screen sizes and available bandwidths through an optimised encoding software algorithm. It enables the same video quality encoding with 20% less bandwidth!

“The EAVC4 is a great success. It created such a big buzz that we do not have a single day without a phone call inquiry!”, says Emmanuel Boureau, VP sales EMEA & APAC.

A white paper on EAVC4 “The Ultimate H.264 Encoder” has been written by Pierre Larbier, CTO ATEME with the cooperation of Jim Hunt, a freelance technology writer on advanced content creation. Read here

An interview with Benoit Fouchard, CSO ATEME, “Unlocking the future of multi-screen TV delivery” by Jake Jung, has been published in the TVB Europe, July 2012, p.6, where Fouchard explains the main benefits and criteria for the EAVC4 encoder development. Please download the document below.

By Monika Ceskoava Fourneaux, comments at m.ceskova[at]ateme.com

Intigral deploys ATEME’s transcoding platform for VOD and live streaming in Saudi Arabia

Paris, July 9, 2012. Transcoding specialist ATEME has won a first Middle East customer for its TITAN platform, in a deployment by content aggregator Intigral for both IPTV and OTT services in Saudi Arabia. Intigral chose ATEME’s TITAN carrier grade transcoding solution because of its support for both file based and adaptive streaming video, and ability to deliver video content at the highest possible quality to multiple screens. Intigral, a joint venture between Saudi Telecom Company (STC) and All Asia Networks (ASTRO), is a one stop shop meeting all the content delivery needs of operators in the Middle East.

Intigral control roomIntigral first deployed ATEME’s file transcoding software early in 2012, for delivering VOD to STC’s IPTV customers in Saudi Arabia, but has now replaced that with TITAN to support OTT streaming as well. The high performance and excellent support from ATEME for the offline VOD transcoding made it clear that TITAN was the right choice for expanding into OTT streaming, according to Intigral’s General Manager for IPTV Operations and Technology Tony Saab. “It was a very good experience and ATEME’s support was perfect,” said Saab. “We were encouraged to upgrade our system with the TITAN.”

Intigral is currently aggregating content at its operations centre in Dubai and then distributing it to STC over a 155 Mbps fiber link. This service will include IPTV, VOD and OTT, so this will be one of the first cases where all three delivery technologies are integrated via a single transcoding platform. Intigral currently has 20 TITAN nodes and plans to install more as the service expands, according to Saab. Currently the platform serves 35,000 STC IPTV customers, but Intigral is aiming to have 70,000 by the end of 2012, and 200,000 to 300,000 by 2015. Intigral is planning to be an aggregator of content serving the wider Middle East region, as well as expanding in Saudi Arabia via OTT.

Apart from its support for both VOD and live streaming, Intigral selected TITAN for its flexibility and ability to meet all transcoding needs at different formats and bit rates, all with optimal video quality. Other important factors, particularly relevant for Intigral, were the ruggedized design ensuring high reliability in the field, and ability to manage Arabic subtitles for content in other languages such as English.

About Intigral

Intigral logoEstablished in 2009 in Dubai, Intigral is an end-to-end solution provider focused on delivering digital media content services to regional telecommunication operators. Offering a one-stop shop for the region’s operators, Intigral facilitates their transition into the digital media space. As a joint venture between Saudi Telecom Company (STC) and All Asia Networks (ASTRO) our aim is to enhance the digital experience of consumers irrespective of their access channels, be it mobile, IPTV or web.

About ATEME

ATEME (www.ateme.com) is a world leading provider of MPEG-4 / H.264 and MPEG-2 bandwidth efficient compression technology. ATEME encoding solutions are deployed widely for broadcast contribution links, distribution, multi-screen live streaming, OTT and VOD applications.

Arabic version on request.

ATEME Press Contact:
Sophie Guldner
T: +33 1 69 35 89 89
E: press@ateme.com

Xavier Levasseur, ATEME and Adi Rozenberg Video Flow at the AVM 2012 in The Netherlands
ATEME was present with its Partner NICE at the AVM 2012 show in Hilversum, The Netherlands. The AVM is one of the largest and most important exhibitions for the Dutch broadcast industry.
Xavier Levasseur, ATEME Sales Manager EMEA and Ron Beenen, NICE CEO, were satisfied with the show organisation and different visitors coming mainly from the BENELUX region, interested in ATEME Contribution and Multi-screen solutions.

ATEME Partner NICE, New International Communications Europe, was established in 1994 and is active in several areas of professional video (and audio, data) delivery.

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Xavier Levasseur, ATEME Sales Manager EMEA and Adi Rozenberg, CEO Video Flow at the AVM 2012 in The Netherlands, discussing the benefits of ATEME contribution solution.

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