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Scopus Launches New Integrated Receiver Processor Platform

September 10, 2008

TEL AVIV, Israel, September 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Scheduled to debut at IBC2008 in Amsterdam, Scopus Video Networks’ Integrated Receiver Processor (IRP) platform is the next generation of Scopus’ world class Integrated Receiver Decoder (IRD) technology. A versatile multiformat receiving/decoding/processing platform for cable, satellite, terrestrial, and IPTV operations, the IRP brings together an array of unique processing capabilities, such as multiplexing, IP streaming, transmodulation, and descrambling, to provide a complete reception solution for content contribution and distribution over IP, ASI, or satellite infrastructures.

“Today’s broadcast operators and content providers are challenged like never before to expedite a smooth transition to digital broadcasting and establish mass delivery of HD services,” said Yan Mostovoy, associate VP of marketing at Scopus Video Networks. “At the same time, the environment in which they operate has become increasingly complex, requiring the ability to manage a large variety of video formats, technologies, and standards. With the IRP platform, we’re directly addressing these challenges by bringing together multiple front-ends, program descramblers, and powerful remultiplexing capabilities, all within a compact 1-RU chassis. The result is a flexible and cost-effective reception solution that can be easily configured to meet the needs of each operator or broadcaster.”

The IRP platform targets broadcasters’ requirements for handling multiformat HD/SD content, MPEG-2/H.264 decoding, transport stream descrambling, IP edge streaming, ASI aggregation, remultiplexing, transmodulation, HD-to-SD downconversion, and more.

Additionally, the IRP platform 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, reducing overall system costs and complexity.

The platform also offers a TS processor for multiple-program descrambling, remultiplexing and streaming, and transmodulation from multiple DVB-S/S2 ASI inputs to multiple QAM outputs. A wide variety of inputs (8VSB, ASI, and IP) and outputs (baseband video, audio, ASI, and IP) are available, making it the perfect choice for a wide range of contribution and distribution applications.

At IBC2008 the IRP platform will join Scopus’ line of unique and comprehensive IP- and ASI-based headend solutions and video delivery systems, high-quality bandwidth-optimization solutions for contribution and distribution, and multiformat video encoding platforms for hybrid transmission and diverse HD/SD services.

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. The company’s 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 Scopus 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 products, general economic conditions and other risk factors. Scopus does not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements made herein.

   Visit Scopus Video Networks at IBC2008, Stand 1.B49    PR Agency Contact:   Michael Kroll, Wall Street Communications   Tel: +1-919-803-3770   E-mail: michael@wallstcom.com    Investor Relations Contact:   Ehud Helft / Kenny Green - GK Investor Relations   Tel: +1-646-201-9246   E-mail: info@gkir.com    Scopus Corporate Contact:   Therese Barki, Marcom Manager   Tel: +972-3-9007767   E-mail: thereseb@scopus.net  

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CONTACT: PR Agency Contact:, Michael Kroll, Wall Street Communications,Tel: +1-919-803-3770, E-mail: michael@wallstcom.com; Investor RelationsContact:, Ehud Helft / Kenny Green – GK Investor Relations, Tel:+1-646-201-9246, E-mail: info@gkir.com; Scopus Corporate Contact:, ThereseBarki, Marcom Manager, Tel: +972-3-9007767, E-mail: thereseb@scopus.net