Israel targets China's DTV.In a joint effort to tap into China's future digital TV (DTV (Digital TeleVision) Transmitting TV using digital signals. The major DTV standards are ATSC (North America), DVB (Europe) and ISDB (Japan). All three use MPEG-2 video compression and Dolby Digital audio compression. DVB and ISDB also include MPEG audio compression. ) terrestrial broadcast market, a consortium of eight Israeli broadcast technology companies has joined forces to offer a joint digital television solution for the Chinese market. The eight companies include: Bitband, VBox Communications, Orca Interactive, Scopus Network Technologies, VCON Telecommunications, Kramer Technologies, NDS Group, and TMT TMT 1 Tarsometatarsal 2 Thermomechanical treatment 3 Treatment, see there Coaxial Networks.
China currently has 120 million cable TV subscribers and a government-backed initiative for the introduction of DTV broadcasts, to be completed by 2015.
The Israeli companies that constitute the consortium are active outside of Israel, as well. In Russia, Scopus Video Networks Ltd. recently completed a project to install IRD IRD Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (French)
IRD Inland Revenue Department (New Zealand's tax revenue collection department)
IRD Integrated Receiver Decoder receiver-decoders for the fourth stage of Russia's RTRS RTRS Real-Time Transaction Reporting Systems
RTRS Real Time Rating System (Radio Television Republic Network) digitalization digitalization /dig·i·tal·iza·tion/ (dij?i-tal-i-za´shun) the administration of digitalis or one of its glycosides in a dosage schedule designed to produce and then maintain optimal therapeutic concentrations of its cardiotonic project. RTRS was established by the Russian government in 2001 to improve the television and radio broadcast networks in Russia, and to create a joint production and technological unit based on the state television and radio broadcasting networks.
In Europe, Tel Aviv-based Infogate Online, a developer of solutions for Internet-based television (IPTV (Internet Protocol TV) Also called "TV over IP," IPTV delivers scheduled TV programs and video-on-demand (VOD) via the IP protocol and digital streaming techniques used to watch video on the Internet. ) content; Dutch start up Simac Broadcast; and Irdeto--a subsidiary of multinational media group Naspers, which develops digital content protection, have teamed up to provide IPTV services. Infogate will supply the middleware, i.e. the service that will interface between content suppliers and customers to ensure the latter have access to their specific choices of content channels. Irdeto, which develops security software for protection of video content against piracy and theft, will provide the requisite security and licensing services.
In the U.S., digital pay-TV solutions provider NDS Group has partnered with satellite broadcast provider SES Americom to provide technology enabling the American company to encrypt its programming.
Another Israeli company, advanced digital video solutions provider Optibase, has deployed its customized professional digital video ingest system for Lifetime Entertainment Services
Lifetime Entertainment Services is an American entertainment industry company, dedicated to entertainment and information programming as well as advocating a range of issues that women find relevant serving over 88 for the network's transition from tape to a file-based environment.
Optibase provides professional encoding, decoding, video server upload and streaming solutions for telecom operators, service providers, broadcasters and content creators. The company's platforms enable the creation, broadband streaming and playback of high quality digital video.
As part of a DAM system, the integrated solution enables top quality video capture, edit decision list (EDL See nonlinear video editing.
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2. Event Description Language. ) creation, annotation archive retrieval, editing and asset management, at the same time. It incorporates encoding technologies with specially developed capabilities such as frame accurate encoding engines, digital master (50 Mbps MPEG-2 IMX IMX In My eXperience
IMX Interactive Music Exchange (TV show)
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IMX Inverse Multiplexor ) and proxy ingest (3 Mbps MPEG-2 and MPEG-1), embedded audio, and decode-while-encode for the real time verification of the actual output content.