SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Telairity, the global leader in H.264/MPEG4 encoding technology, announced today that Bahrain-based satellite service provider NOORSAT has deployed multiple Telairity BE8200 and BE8740 multi-channel HD encoders to meet their rapidly growing demand for HD channels.
Established in 2004, NOORSAT is one of the most prominent satellite service providers in the Arab World, transmitting over 350 TV and radio channels to over 50 million TV homes. The company provides effective solutions for large and small broadcasters at competitive prices via its extensive satellite capacity and modern ground infrastructure.
Over the past years, as demand shifted from SD to HD channels, NOORSAT reconfigured Telairity's BE9400 multichannel SD systems into BE8200 HD multichannel systems at no cost. When HD demand exceeded the supply of converted SD units, Telairity's NexGen BE8740 1RU four-channel HD/SD encoders were in production, ready to cost-effectively supplement the existing systems.
Compared to the previous BE8200 systems, the new BE8740 units are more than twice as space-efficient and, on a per-channel basis, consume only 25% as much power and cost significantly less. Flexible auto-switching by source input also provides many HD/SD channel combinations not previously possible. In addition to the BE8740 four-channel configuration purchased by NOORSAT, the BE8700 NexGen distribution encoder can be configured as a single-channel BE8710, a dual-channel BE8720, or a three-channel BE8730.
"As the market moves towards HD, we at NOORSAT are focusing our efforts on providing new HD services to our channel partners, both current and future, based on their needs," said Marwan Al Tal, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at NOORSAT. "We are proud to be using Telairity technology for all our growing HD requirements. Our decision to adopt Telairity encoders back in 2013 has already paid off in the upgrade of our earlier SD units to HD, significantly extending the useful life of these systems."
The flexibility of the new BE8740 systems to encode both HD and SD formats, and to multiplex outputs over both ASI and IP, allows Broadcasters to readily adapt these units to future customer requirements. "The fact that we don't have to purchase functionality on an option-by-option basis with Telairity encoders provides us with substantial cost savings. We can utilize these savings for our existing as well as future customers, giving us a competitive advantage in the marketplace," Marwan added.
"NOORSAT has a very demanding environment that is constantly changing based on their growing customer requirements," said Khalid Daoud, Telairity Director of Business Development for MENA. "We are happy to provide NOORSAT with flexible, multichannel HD/SD solutions that allow them to adapt quickly to any current need, and whose ready upgradability also protects them against potential future changes."
About NOORSAT W.L.L.
NOORSAT® was incorporated in Bahrain in 2004 and is a leading satellite service provider, dedicated to serving the Arab World. NOORSAT currently carries over 350 TV and radio channels in both Standard Definition (SD) and High Definition (HD) formats to all Arab viewers across the Arab World.
NOORSAT is the only company that offers Direct-To-Home (DTH) TV services on both the 7/8° West and 25.5°-26° East orbital positions; the only two hotspots that serve the Arab World, through Badr Al Nile® (NOORSAT 7 and NOORSAT 7B satellites) and Badr Al Arab® (NOORSAT 1 satellite).
In addition, NOORSAT provides a cutting-edge Teleport and Broadcasting Centre that enables the highest quality TV for occasional use, TV backhauling, and turnaround services.
NOORSAT is committed to serving its customers with the very highest level of available support, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Further information is available at:
Telairity is a supplier of innovative real-time H.264/AVC (MPEG-4) video compression solutions for broadcasting, backhaul, IPTV, and related markets. The company's unique video processing technology, based on the Telairity T1P2000 multi-core video processor, delivers the industry's best price/performance for real-time H.264 video encoders today. Further information is available at: http://www.telairity.com
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