Harris NetVX brings enhanced IPTV support to Microsoft Mediaroom System

The
Harris
NetVX range of H.264/MPEG-4 standard-definition (SD) video networking
encoders has successfully been tested for conformance with the Microsoft Mediaroom Internet Protocol TV
(IPTV) and multimedia software platform.
NetVX SD video encoding lets service
providers offer a high quality and cost-effective platform for IPTV and allows seamlessly communication with the set-top
receiving device for the delivery of IPTV multimedia services to the
consumer.
“Harris Corporation’s investment in
interoperability testing extends across the entire broadcast community
and into the growing IPTV space, enabling our products and technologies
to be reliable and efficient for virtually any application requiring
the delivery of high-quality video,” said Tim Thorsteinson, president
of Harris Broadcast Communications. “We are pleased to announce
compliance of our NetVX encoding products for Microsoft Mediaroom and
Microsoft recognition of our commitment to provide interoperable
solutions for the IPTV market.”
“The Harris NetVX SD video encoding
solution gives our service provider customers another way to help
reduce costs and improve the overall performance of their Microsoft
Mediaroom-based TV services,” said Joe Seidel, director of global
partner ecosystems for Microsoft Mediaroom. “We are looking forward to
our ongoing collaboration with Harris to help service providers offer
their customers the very best in connected TV services.”
The Microsoft Mediaroom
platform reached 1 million subscriber homes in the first quarter
of 2008 and is now powering connected TV services on more than 2 million
TV sets worldwide – it took Mediaroom 18 months to reach its first
million TVs and only five months, more than three times faster, to
reach its second million TVs.
NetVX video networking
encoders are among the wide range of Harris solutions that optimize the
networking and infrastructure workflows of today’s broadcast and IPTV
operations.