August 15, 2008

BBC Selects Scopus Encoders for Beijing Summer Olympics

Scopus Video Networks, a provider of digital video networking solutions, has announced that the BBC has chosen its MPEG-4 encoders for use at the Beijing Summer Olympic Games.

BBC will deploy Scopus's UE-9420 dense encoders for transmission of high quality video feeds from the Olympics to its London offices for the logging of scores and statistics used for monitoring purpose.

According to Scopus, the UE - 9420 is able to distinguish granular picture details, and offers two H.264 channels in a 1-RU chassis. The UE-9420 IP output unique design enables BBC to transmit its feeds over an IP infrastructure across continents without compromising picture excellence.

David Shamir, encoder product marketing manager at Scopus, said: "The BBC's choice of our encoder platform recognizes the excellent performance that our solutions provide. We take pride in our ability to meet client requirements for a demanding event such as the Olympic Games with reliable, high-quality video encoding solutions."