Motorola Mobility Introduces New Flexible Multichannel Transcoder to Simplify Operations and Boost Network Bandwidth

Sep 08, 2011, 04:00 ET from Motorola Mobility, Inc.

AMSTERDAM, Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- IBC 2011 -- Using the new Motorola ST-6000 series from Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE: MMI), video service providers will be able to significantly reduce overall operational and capital costs associated with delivering the highest quality video to consumers. The new ST-6000 series high density multichannel MPEG2/MPEG4 video transcoder allows video service providers to offer a broader range of high-quality video services to support evolving network needs and headend requirements.


Delivering the same levels of premium video quality associated with single channel encoder products, the ST-6000 maintains the highest quality video per channel in three, six or even twelve channel configurations.  Compared to single channel transcoding solutions, the ST-6000 also offers several other key benefits including bandwidth savings, video thumbnail generation and an 80 percent reduction in power consumption and 90 percent savings in overall space requirements.

As service providers look to increase their channel offerings and want to protect their investments they can migrate channels from SD to HD video via software license, thereby avoiding costly hardware replacements. The ST-6000 is capable of decoding both MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 to support the ingestion of broadcast standards and of encoding MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 content to support set-tops currently deployed in the home. Additionally, the ST-6000 transcodes audio signals independently of video, resulting in bandwidth savings of up to 352kbps per video channel.

"The Motorola ST-6000 offers a range of configurations to suit different requirements, allowing service providers to spend less per channel without sacrificing video quality," said Joe Cozzolino, senior vice president, Network Infrastructure, Motorola Mobility, Inc. "Motorola is committed to helping video service providers drive revenues, extend product lifecycles and increase quality and choice, and the ST-6000 demonstrates how this can be achieved without increasing bandwidth or incurring more infrastructure costs."

Other features of the transcoder include audio transcoding to Dolby Pulse or HE-AAC – a potential reduction of audio bit rates by as much as 50 percent and up to 12 low resolution proxy "thumbnail" channels which can be used for Picture-in-Picture applications.

The ST-6000 series transcoder is expected to be available in the first half of 2012.

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