SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Envivio today announced that the world's most widely-deployed solution for delivering Mobile TV, its 4Caster™ C4(2) 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 Signes, 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 C4(2) 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 C4(2) 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.
Support for iPhone 4 is available via a standard firmware upgrade to Envivio 4Caster C4(2) Mobile TV and Internet TV customers with a Silver, Gold support plan. To extend other configurations, contact Envivio Support at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about Envivio solutions for Three Screens, visit the Envivio website www.envivio.com.
Envivio makes the world's video content universally enjoyable by all viewers, on any device, across any network, at any time. Now in its second decade as a respected leader in the development of video convergence solutions, Envivio has amassed dozens of patents, pioneered video-over-IP methods, and continually led with support for emerging technology. Today Envivio solutions deliver millions of content streams to hundreds of different styles of mobile phones, set top boxes, and PC platforms, on behalf of content owners, telecom operators, cable and satellite companies and mobile service providers in every market in the world. Deployment and support are backed by a global staff that is familiar with local technical, regulatory and market guidelines encountered around the world. Envivio is headquartered in South San Francisco, California and has offices in Rennes, France; New York, New York; London, England; Beijing, China; Singapore and Tokyo, Japan.
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