June 17, 2008
Scopus Introduces Best-In-Class Solution for February 2009 Transition to Digital TV
PRINCETON, New Jersey, June 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Scopus Video Networks Ltd. , a provider of digital video networking solutions, today announced the launch of its IRP-3910 Integrated Receiver Processor, a versatile multi-channel professional decoder / processor / down-converter unit. Based on a comprehensive feedback from cable operators and Scopus' expertise, the IRP, with future proof capabilities, is an all-in-one unit fitting cable operators' requirements and specifically designed to enable their transition from analog to ATSC digital television broadcast.
By February 2009, broadcasters must shut down analog broadcasts to free up spectrum for reuse, as mandated by U.S. regulatory authorities. Cable operators must continue to provide dual carry, both digital and analog NTSC formats, through 2012. The IRP is the ideal down-conversion solution for this transition.
The IRP-3910 will enable cable operators to receive, process, multiplex, decode, and perform HD down-conversion and aspect ratio adaptation of off-air ATSC broadcasts. With the phasing out of analog broadcasts, operators receiving local channels as content feeds can deploy the IRP-3910 as a simple and reliable solution for dealing with the transition to an all-digital ATSC environment.
"Scopus' IRP-3910 is an elegant and effective solution that meets transition challenges," commented Yan Mostovoy, Scopus' Product Marketing Management AVP, "Now, any off-air HDTV digital TV service can be down-converted for analog SD delivery by the IRP. Building on our vast decoding technological expertise and professional solutions, Scopus is pioneered a best in class platform enabling US cable operators to confidently move forward to the next wave of industry changes."
The IRP-3910 comes in a compact 1-RU chassis providing up to four channels of HD decoding along with dynamic aspect ratio conversion. In addition to professional decoding capabilities, the IRP incorporates a powerful multiplexing core that enables grooming and PSIP aggregation of multiple HD and SD programs for digital content distribution. This all-in-one architecture eliminates the need for an external multiplexing device and in turn, reduces overall system costs and complexity. A wide variety of inputs (8VSB, ASI, IP) and outputs (baseband video, audio,ASI, IP) are available with the IRP-3910, making it the perfect choice for a wide range of headend applications.
Scopus' IRP-3900 highlights include: - Up to 4 channels HD Decoding Down Conversion to Baseband Video - Integrated multiplexing capabilities for digital turn around - Variety of front ends including 4 x 8VSB, 4 x ASI and GBE inputs - Variety of outputs including 2 x ASI, GBE and Baseband video / audio - AFD based static and dynamic aspect ratio conversion 16:9 to 4:3 - SAP, TV -Guide, AMOL, CC, V-Chip support.
The IRP- 3910 will be demonstrated at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2008, Scopus' booth #434
About Scopus Video Networks:
Scopus Video Networks develops, markets, and supports digital video networking solutions that enable network operators to offer advanced video services to their subscribers. Scopus solutions support digital television, HDTV, live event coverage, and content distribution.
Scopus' comprehensive digital video networking solutions offer intelligent video gateways, encoders, decoders, and network management platforms. Scopus' solutions are designed to allow network operators to increase service revenues, improve customer retention, and minimize capital and operating expenses.
Scopus customers include satellite, cable, and terrestrial operators; broadcasters; and telecom service providers. Scopus solutions are used by hundreds of network operators worldwide. More information is available at http://www.scopus.net/.
This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning our marketing and operations plans. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements in this press release are made based on management's current expectations and estimates, which involve risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause results to differ materially from those expressed in forward-looking statements. These statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, risks related to the evolving market for digital video in general and the infancy of the video-over-IP in particular and the ability to successfully deploy our IRP-3910 Integrated Receiver Processor and other products, general economic conditions and other risk factors. Scopus does not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements made herein.
Scopus' Corporate Contact - Rinat Yeffet Tel. +972-3-9007767, [email protected]
PR Agency: Shuman & Associates Tel. +972-54-498-5833, [email protected]
Investor Relations: GK Investor Relations -Ehud Helft / Kenny Green Tel: (US) +1-646-201-9246, [email protected]
Scopus Video Networks Ltd
CONTACT: Contacts: Scopus' Corporate Contact - Rinat Yeffet, Tel.+972-3-9007767, [email protected] PR Agency: Shuman & Associates, Tel.+972-54-498-5833, [email protected] Investor Relations: GK InvestorRelations -Ehud Helft / Kenny Green, Tel: (US) +1-646-201-9246, [email protected]