IPITEK participated in the multi-vendor FEC interoperability demonstration for Video over IP at the SMPTE/VSF 2007 conference in Orlando. IPITEK delivered the Ethernet switches, the MSP-10GE platform, needed for aggregation and distribution of the video streams in the network system.
Service providers are investing heavily in Video over IP. Packet-based transport is a natural fit because of the cost-effective bandwidth scalability, which is especially important for video services that consume several Mbit/s per stream. To facilitate high performance transmission, there is a lot of focus on compression schemes to lower bandwidth requirements and lately also strong forward error correction schemes.
However, high performance transport infrastructure is key to reliable transport of video over IP. It is critical that the equipment is able to handle traffic without dropping packets or inducing additional packet jitter. Two MSP-10GE switches were used at the interoperability demonstration, one at the ingress of the system and one at the egress. The purpose of the ingress switch was to aggregate video streams from all the participants and output it to an impairment generator before going through the second switch for distribution of all video streams to all FEC decoders. The MSP-10GE offered the performance and reliability needed to build the core system and played a major part in the first successful video FEC interoperability demonstration.
Founded in 1982, IPITEK is a leading designer, developer, and manufacturer of advanced technology products and services that enable cable and telecommunications companies to process high quality analog and digital signals and better manage and expand their broadband networks. IPITEK offers cost-effective products that are manufactured domestically in top-notch production facilities, and provides a high degree of personalized service and customer care. The company's premiere MSP-10GE Optical Ethernet platform offers flexibility, efficiency and the convenience of technology interoperability, bandwidth-on-demand and remote monitoring. IPITEK (www.IPITEK.com) is ISO-9001 certified and based in Carlsbad, CA.
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