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Arqiva deploys new Tandberg MPEG-2 technology


Arqiva has introduced Tandberg Television’s new MPEG-2 video compression to update its UK DTT transmission infrastructure. The agreement includes the Tandberg EN8100 MPEG-2 broadcast encoder.

The new Tandberg Television compression system has enabled Arqiva to add two additional channels per 16QAM multiplex and to achieve an improvement in picture quality. The system includes compression, multiplexing and systems management, as well as project integration and commissioning.

Michael Finchen, Director of Digital Platforms for Arqiva says, “We are delighted with the performance of the new Tandberg MPEG-2 platform, it has delivered results beyond our expectations. Tandberg Television’s commitment to MPEG-2, the close relationship we have with their engineering and commercial teams and the unprecedented performance of the EN8100 were critical factors in our selection of the company, and key contributors to the success of this project.”

Roger Bolton, EVP of compression systems at Tandberg Television says, “We have a strategic relationship with Arqiva and are delighted that our technology is helping them to launch new services and achieve better quality. There is a great deal of interest in our new MPEG-2 platform from broadcasters and operators around the world and I am proud that we continue to lead the compression market with business model enabling solutions.”

Written by DTG Team

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