Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Envivio puts HDTV in palm of your hand with support for iPhone 4

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Envivio announced that the world’s most widely-deployed solution for delivering Mobile TV, its 4Caster C42 encoding/transcoding platform, now offers high definition (HD) video support to the Apple iPhone 4, taking maximum advantage of the device’s capabilities.

The upgrade for 4Caster creates an unprecedented mobile video experience by enabling services for the first time that deliver high definition live and on demand TV services that make full use of the high resolution iPhone 4 “Retina Display.”

The Envivio 4Caster solution provides simultaneous support for delivering services to the complete range of devices and technologies from Apple, including iPad, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod, Safari 5 and QuickTime X.

Envivio solutions power premier network operator and over the top TV services for the iPhone and iPad around the world, including premium Pay TV, sports and movie content for operators in Europe, coverage of the Olympics and NHL hockey in Canada, coverage of the World Cup in France and Germany and telecomm Mobile TV services worldwide.

”As the screens on mobile devices achieve higher levels of fidelity, it is incumbent upon services to provide consumers with video streams that make the most of that capability,” said Julien Sign├Ęs, president and CEO of Envivio.

“Envivio solutions ensure that those high expectations are met, meaning happy subscribers today, while providing the flexibility to address even more compelling devices down the road. The combination of the iPhone 4 and Envivio 4Caster delivers a true HD-caliber experience in the palm of your hand.”

Support for the iPhone 4 is available as an upgrade for existing 4Caster C42 systems. The upgrade enables services to deliver video that is optimized for the 3.5-inch, 960×640 resolution “Retina Display.” The high pixel density of the display makes images appear exceptionally smooth and continuous. Envivio H.264 Extreme Main Profile Compression, regarded as the industry’s highest quality video codec, ensures the best quality video stream is delivered at precisely the resolution of the iPhone 4.

Multi-profile output maximizes service density by making it possible to simultaneously service iPads and iPhones, as well as PCs, smartphones and other devices. Ingesting up to eight IP, four analog or four SDI channel sources, the 4Caster C42 simultaneously encodes and protects content in multiple profiles.

This multi-profile encoding also powers Apple adaptive streaming to ensure the uninterrupted delivery of video, regardless of fluctuations in network bandwidth.

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