SINGAPORE, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- (Broadcast Asia, Marina Bay Sands, Booth #5A2-101) -- ATEME, a global leader in advanced video compression solutions for the broadcast industry, today announced that Radio Television Brunei (RTB) has selected the Kyrion CM5000 encoder to upgrade its digital transmission system.
- State broadcaster RTB provides free-to-air television – Radio Television Brunei is noteworthy in the industry for its forward-thinking strategies and advanced engineering techniques. It began broadcasting radio programs in May of 1957 and launched the country's first color television service (previously there was no black & white service) in July of 1975.
- Satellite uplink center relies on Kyrion – The broadcaster has provided 24/7 satellite uplink service since 2006. RTB4 International is delivered over Asia via the Asiasat 5 satellite. In order to facilitate the transmission of the daily RTB International program, RTB selected the Kyrion CM5000 encoder to upgrade the new configuration of its existing system.
- Kyrion CM5000 provides satellite distribution with unique platform – Providing single or dual channel capabilities, built-in modulation and support for all MPEG-2/MPEG-4 video compression standards and profiles, the CM5000 is based on ATEME's unique FPGA design. It is fully upgradeable and future-proof, allowing broadcasters to benefit from the state-of-the-art in video compression technology with low latency and operational efficiency.
Pg Ismail Kifli, Supervisory Engineer for Transmission & Satellite Section, Radio Television Brunei, said: "A broadcasting organization is defined by its engineering department. Our overall commitment to providing the highest-quality television to our viewers was a driving force in our selection of the Kyrion CM5000."
ATEME is a world leading provider of HEVC / H.265, MPEG-4 / H.264 and MPEG-2 bandwidth efficient compression technology. ATEME encoding solutions are deployed widely for broadcast contribution links, distribution, multi-screen live streaming, OTT and VOD applications. More information is available at www.ateme.com.