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October 05, 2011

ATEME's Kyrion Encoders Chosen by Telecom Argentina for Premier Soccer Event
By Carolyn J Dawson
TMCnet Contributor

ATEME recently announced that the company’s Kyrion contribution solution has been chosen by Telecom Argentina (News - Alert) to showcase the premier soccer event to millions of spectators in America and Europe. The encoders CM4101 and decoders DR8400 which support MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 up to 4:2:2 10-bit compression and HD resolution of 1080x60.

In a release, Alfredo Musiani, Product Manager, Video Broadcasting and Special Services at Telecom Argentina, said, “Our intent was to provide a future proof technology with best possible picture quality to our clients, who are Broadcasters, Satcasters, and license holders for distribution to customers. ATEME and its local integrator LADE Professional provided immense support to our operations team throughout the field trial process.”

ATEME stands for “Assistance Technique et Etudes de Materiels Electroniques,” or Technical Assistance and Design or Electronic Equipment, in English.  It is a video compression solution provider to the broadcast and telecom industries offering the most advanced implementations of MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 codecs. The company operates worldwide through its distribution network and support offices.

The encoding solutions of ATEME are deployed widely in broadcast contribution links, ISBDT, and DVB digital television, multi-screen IPTV, OTT, and VOD applications. The company addresses compression applications ranging from 3D and Ultra High Definition transmissions to web and mobile streaming. ATEME is the preferred choice for cost effective video quality.

Raul Rivera, Director of Sales for Latin America, at ATEME, said, “For premium sports content transmission, high definition MPEG-4 4:2:2 10-bit technologies have been adopted for the first time premium sports content transmission. We are in anticipation of future projects too. To deploy this milestone, it was our pleasure to team with Telecom Argentina and LADE Professional.”

The matchless compression efficiency of ATEME delivers an increased Quality of Experience for its end users and reduces operational costs. The company targets bandwidth sensitive applications.

A leading telecom group of Argentina, Telecom Argentina offers Managed Video Services to broadcasters, satcasters, or other license holders for distribution to end consumer services. It offers its own Fiber Video Network for compressed and uncompressed video services. For main sports and cultural venues which are connected with fiber optics, the company provides services directly to the main Media Operators in the country and worldwide.

Carolyn John is a Contributor to TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves


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