Envivio and National Grid Wireless Deliver WiMAX TV at IBC2007
Inc., the provider of IP video convergence encoding solutions from mobile to
HD, and broadcast infrastructure provider National Grid Wireless are teaming up
to deliver streamed TV, alongside VoIP and data, across a WiMAX network. The
network, which uses a full head-end with an Envivio Mobile TV encoder, will be
available throughout the RAI Congress Centre during IBC2007 from September 7 –
11, 2007. Deploying the open systems-based solution enables mobile WiMAX
operators to reach the three screens of video – TVs, PCs and mobile phones –
and supports a variety of revenue generating business models by providing
subscribers with anytime, anywhere connection capabilities.
From 3G to xDSL to WiMax, the Envivio mobile to HD encoders make video a
reality over any type of network and to any multimedia device. Supporting a
wide range of network protocols, resolutions, codecs, bit rates and devices,
Envivio convergence solutions, like the one featured with National Grid
Wireless at IBC2007, deliver industry leading video quality at the lowest bit
rate enabling operators to reduce their operational costs while offering
subscribers compelling video services.
Peter Mathers, CTO, National Grid Wireless, stated, “Our experience and
expertise in the design and deployment of shared networks within the broadcast
sector provides us with a great foundation to meet the needs of the converged
services of the future. This demonstration provides a great opportunity for us
to showcase some of the leading media on the move technologies. Envivio, along
with our other demonstration partners, have been critical to making this a
Julien Sign s, President and CEO of Envivio Inc., said, “WiMAX is one of the
leading access network contenders for future wireless services. Working with
National Grid Wireless has given us an excellent venue to showcase the
compatibility of our highly interoperable encoders with this access network.
The encoders clearly work over any network regardless of the end device and can
truly support a convergence-minded service provider.”
Visitors to IBC2007 can meet with Envivio representatives and view more demonstrations
at stand 4.260 and M393. For the second year in a row, National Grid Wireless
is the platinum sponsor of the Mobile Zone exhibition and business briefings.
Its representatives and demonstrations are based at M271.