Modulus Video Demonstrates Low Bandwidth, High Definition MPEG-4 AVC Video at 5.5 to 10.5 Mbps

Apr 18, 2005, 01:00 ET from Modulus Video, Inc.

    LAS VEGAS, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Modulus Video, Inc. is demonstrating
 full frame rate 1080i high definition (HD) video delivered at 5.5 Mbps -- the
 lowest bit rates yet achieved by a real-time AVC encoder -- through 10.5 Mbps.
 This achievement underscores Modulus' commitment to delivering the highest
 quality video at the lowest bit rates and has profound implications for new
 satellite, cable, and telco IPTV services that must deliver high fidelity HD
 images using limited available bandwidth.
     Lower bit rates mean that service providers can more readily meet demand
 for increased channel count, new bandwidth-intensive HD channels and
 additional digital television services. Visitors to the Modulus booth at
 NAB 2005, SU9636, can compare the remarkable quality of the 5.5 Mbps video
 stream alongside a 10.5 Mbps HD video stream.
     "This is the strongest example to date of the full power AVC offers to
 broadcasters," said CEO and Chairman Bob Wilson. "NAB provides a unique
 opportunity for broadcasters to evaluate new technology, so we decided to be
 very aggressive with this demonstration. The combination of the sheer
 horsepower and elegant design in the ME6000 enables Modulus to show not only
 what we can do now at 10.5 Mbps, but, to also illustrate the anticipated
 evolution of the product over time."
     The demonstration is running on the recently announced Modulus ME6000 AVC
 HD video encoder. The ME6000 delivers the massive processing power -- more
 than 600 billion operations per second -- needed to encode digital video at
 Main Profile @ Level 4 (the requirement for HD) and provide high quality full
 resolution HD video using low bit-rates. As a result, the ME6000 will deliver
 HD at around half the bit rate of existing MPEG-2 systems. This enables the
 ME6000 to deliver twice as many channels over the existing MPEG-2
 infrastructure.
     With the ability to support and select advanced features such as  CABAC
 entropy coding, macro block adaptive field frame coding, multi-frame
 references and de-blocking filter, the ME6000 is the most powerful, flexible
 and efficient AVC video compression platform in the market today.  The
 platform delivers MPEG-4 AVC data as a compressed MPEG-2 transport stream
 using IP or optional ASI, making it easy to deploy into an existing video
 delivery infrastructure.
     Modulus Video is currently offering live demonstrations of the ME6000 at
 the National Association of Broadcasters convention through April 21 in Las
 Vegas, Booth SU9636.
 
     About Modulus Video, Inc.
     Modulus Video, Inc. is a provider of next-generation HD and SD video
 compression solutions for digital television based on the MPEG-4 AVC (H.264 /
 MPEG-4.10) standard. Its products include encoders and professional decoders
 targeted at the broadcast, narrowcast and video-on-demand markets. Each
 product provides significantly greater efficiency over legacy MPEG-2 systems,
 while working seamlessly within that existing transport infrastructure.
 Modulus provides long-term, cost-effective solutions for meeting the increased
 demand for bandwidth in market segments including: contribution /
 distribution; digital television delivered via satellite, cable, terrestrial,
 or IPTV, and enterprise networks. Modulus is based in Sunnyvale, California,
 and was founded in 2002.  For more information, please visit
 www.modulusvideo.com.
 
 

SOURCE Modulus Video, Inc.
    LAS VEGAS, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Modulus Video, Inc. is demonstrating
 full frame rate 1080i high definition (HD) video delivered at 5.5 Mbps -- the
 lowest bit rates yet achieved by a real-time AVC encoder -- through 10.5 Mbps.
 This achievement underscores Modulus' commitment to delivering the highest
 quality video at the lowest bit rates and has profound implications for new
 satellite, cable, and telco IPTV services that must deliver high fidelity HD
 images using limited available bandwidth.
     Lower bit rates mean that service providers can more readily meet demand
 for increased channel count, new bandwidth-intensive HD channels and
 additional digital television services. Visitors to the Modulus booth at
 NAB 2005, SU9636, can compare the remarkable quality of the 5.5 Mbps video
 stream alongside a 10.5 Mbps HD video stream.
     "This is the strongest example to date of the full power AVC offers to
 broadcasters," said CEO and Chairman Bob Wilson. "NAB provides a unique
 opportunity for broadcasters to evaluate new technology, so we decided to be
 very aggressive with this demonstration. The combination of the sheer
 horsepower and elegant design in the ME6000 enables Modulus to show not only
 what we can do now at 10.5 Mbps, but, to also illustrate the anticipated
 evolution of the product over time."
     The demonstration is running on the recently announced Modulus ME6000 AVC
 HD video encoder. The ME6000 delivers the massive processing power -- more
 than 600 billion operations per second -- needed to encode digital video at
 Main Profile @ Level 4 (the requirement for HD) and provide high quality full
 resolution HD video using low bit-rates. As a result, the ME6000 will deliver
 HD at around half the bit rate of existing MPEG-2 systems. This enables the
 ME6000 to deliver twice as many channels over the existing MPEG-2
 infrastructure.
     With the ability to support and select advanced features such as  CABAC
 entropy coding, macro block adaptive field frame coding, multi-frame
 references and de-blocking filter, the ME6000 is the most powerful, flexible
 and efficient AVC video compression platform in the market today.  The
 platform delivers MPEG-4 AVC data as a compressed MPEG-2 transport stream
 using IP or optional ASI, making it easy to deploy into an existing video
 delivery infrastructure.
     Modulus Video is currently offering live demonstrations of the ME6000 at
 the National Association of Broadcasters convention through April 21 in Las
 Vegas, Booth SU9636.
 
     About Modulus Video, Inc.
     Modulus Video, Inc. is a provider of next-generation HD and SD video
 compression solutions for digital television based on the MPEG-4 AVC (H.264 /
 MPEG-4.10) standard. Its products include encoders and professional decoders
 targeted at the broadcast, narrowcast and video-on-demand markets. Each
 product provides significantly greater efficiency over legacy MPEG-2 systems,
 while working seamlessly within that existing transport infrastructure.
 Modulus provides long-term, cost-effective solutions for meeting the increased
 demand for bandwidth in market segments including: contribution /
 distribution; digital television delivered via satellite, cable, terrestrial,
 or IPTV, and enterprise networks. Modulus is based in Sunnyvale, California,
 and was founded in 2002.  For more information, please visit
 www.modulusvideo.com.
 
 SOURCE  Modulus Video, Inc.