MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the pay-TV video encoders market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Envivio with the 2010 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Customer Value Enhancement for its products for multi-screen video delivery, strong industry partnerships and well-established global presence.
"Multi-screen video delivery is the top trend in the media and entertainment market today," notes Frost & Sullivan Industry Manager for Digital Media, Vidya S Nath. "To achieve this effectively, a service provider requires not only solutions that can enable delivery of digital broadcast in advance formats, but also a workflow of products that can decipher the complexities of various networks and hundreds of devices for multimedia video distribution."
Among the earliest vendors to conceive a set of compression solutions for IP video convergence, Envivio has consistently evolved its products to meet the latest needs of the end-consumer. Its flagship product, the 4Caster™ C42 encoding/transcoding platform, is aimed at affording service providers a unified solution to deliver mobile as well as Internet video and IPTV. In addition, the 4Caster™ C42 is also easily configurable for processing stereoscopic full 1080p 3-D with MVC encoding, if the service provider chooses.
Envivio has always been supportive of all of the important mobile TV broadcast standards including ATSC-M/H for Mobile DTV, CMMB, DVB-H, DVB-SH, and ISDB-T. That apart, it also offers its Extreme™ video codec, which can distribute real and on-demand video streams over 3G, 4G, and Wi-Fi networks with low time latency and at high-definition quality. The solution is also device and operating system agnostic, and supports iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, and Windows Mobile.
Multi-platform video creation is very complex. The 4Caster C42 is extremely versatile, as it can transcode video into multiple formats and profiles simultaneously, thereby conserving resources and enabling real-time multimedia video distribution. What is pertinent is that Envivio's solution in an optimal scenario negates the need for multiple encoding platforms in the headend to achieve multiple screen video delivery. This implies significant cost savings for the service provider in CAPEX and OPEX, as well as a streamlined architecture that provides ease-of-use to the technical department.
"Pay-TV service providers have diverse requirements in their headends, including sourcing processing, managing, protecting, and distributing content," says Nath. "Envivio has a number of partners through which it not only pushes its sales channel, but also collaborates in an attempt to provide customers holistic solutions for their needs."
Finally, Envivio's products are largely software-based, which implies easy upgrades either in terms of format support, additional device integration or other functions. This feature prolongs product life-cycle, and offers significant cost and service benefits to the customer. These factors have helped Envivio garner a large number of customers in different segments including broadcast, enterprise, cable, and telco providers. Based in the United States, the company continues to expand and has offices in the UK, France, China, Japan, and Singapore.
Overall, Frost & Sullivan expects Envivio to finish 2010 on a high note reflecting a high double-digit growth rate, driven by the ability to innovate with evolving trends and provide best-in-class solutions for highly complex needs, as well as its established global presence, and the flexibility to balance existing infrastructure with new technologies. Based on these factors, Envivio is the recipient of the 2010 Frost & Sullivan Global Customer Value Enhancement of the Year Award in the Pay-TV video encoders market.
Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has demonstrated excellence in implementing strategies that proactively create value for its customers with a focus on improving the return on the investment that customers make in its services or products. This Award recognizes the company's inordinate focus on enhancing the value that its customers receive, beyond simply good customer service, leading to improved customer retention and ultimately customer base expansion.
Frost & Sullivan's Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research in order to identify best practices in the industry.
Envivio is the leader in solutions for multi-screen video-over-IP delivery. We remove the boundaries of traditional television and make the world's video content universally enjoyable by all viewers, on any device, across any network, at any time. Now in its second decade of developing market-leading video convergence solutions, Envivio has amassed dozens of patents, pioneered video-over-IP methods, and continually led in the deployment of emerging standards and new technologies. Today Envivio solutions deliver millions of content streams to hundreds of different styles of mobile devices, 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 worldwide including France England, China, Singapore and Japan. For more information please visit www.Envivio.com.
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