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Fujitsu brings IP-9500 MPEG-4 AVC encoder to U.S.

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 14 Oct 2007 19:31 User comments (1)

Fujitsu brings IP-9500 MPEG-4 AVC encoder to U.S. Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc., today announced that the Fujitsu IP-9500 MPEG-4 AVC HD Encoder, pitching it at the broadcasting industry in a time when demand for high definition (HD) content is soaring. The IP-9500, which is being showcased at HD World this week, offers broadcast quality video transmission at low bit-rates and low latency, enabling HD news content to be transmitted in the same satellite bandwidth as standard definition (SD), at a fraction of the cost of competing products.
"The IP-9500 is ideal for today's HD satellite news gathering. As a result of using innovative MPEG-4 AVC compression algorithms developed by Fujitsu Laboratories, the IP-9500 delivers HD quality at a very low latency, encoding and decoding video content at less than 300 milliseconds," said Vic Herring, senior director, new products group, Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc.

Herring added: "Fujitsu anticipates that MPEG-4 AVC will become the industry standard to replace MPEG-2 for demanding HD applications such as SNG, pushing us to innovate products for a rapidly growing HD market. We're inviting major broadcast, satellite and cable networks to review and qualify our product." The IP-9500 encoder is already available in Japan.

It supports both 1080i and 720p HD content for broadcast with video data rates from 4-20 Mbps in both standard and low latency. Fujitsu's IP-9500 MPEG4 AVC HD codec encoder provides high picture quality down to 4Mbps (Mega-bits per second) allowing for high quality HD content to be transmitted in a single DVB-S/S2 satellite channel.

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123.10.2007 7:10

Out of all the companies that create this feature i would not have thought it would be these guys that would bring this to the U.S

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