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Communications Developer: May 08, 2009 eNewsLetter
May 08, 2009

Broadcast International Launches New Communications Program

By Calvin Azuri, TMCnet Contributor

Broadcast International, Inc. recently announced the launch of a new communications program to create a greater awareness amongst the public regarding its vision, goal, success and achievements to date. Broadcast International (News - Alert) for over 25 years has integrated, installed and serviced video powered networks for companies across verticals. 

They have developed the patented CodecSys software which is touted to be the first Cell Broadband Engine based broadcast-quality video encoder. This system offers up to six times more compression than its contemporaries, thereby spawning a new generation of HD devices that cannot relay the traditional signal due to limited bandwidth capabilities.
With the launch of the new communications program, the company hopes to be able to effectively exchange information about its past, present and future endeavors. A podcast with Rod Tiede, President and CEO of Broadcast International can be found on their Website beginning Friday, May 08. IST to formally commence the operation of this communication program. This is expected to be the first in a series of podcasts that the company plans to use to communicate its business strategy and goals.
The podcast will talk about the technology products that have been recently launched by Broadcast International including the CE-1000, CE-100, CE-200, CA (News - Alert)-20 and CE-10. These products are tailor-made keeping every kind of video broadcasting need in mind. For example, while the CE-1000 is meant for broadcasters who need very high channel density and is hence better suited for telecom companies, internet broadcasters, satellite service providers. 

The CE-10 enables professional level encoding on the PS3 hardware platform and delivers CodecSys high quality low bit rate compression, and all the advantages of a software based encoder. The CE-100/200 significantly improves the efficiency of IPTV (News - Alert) content creation in areas like Blu-Ray disk writing, digitization of video archives and large scale surveillance camera networks.
It provides all the advantages of using CodecSys but at a significant cost savings. The CA-20 off-loads many of the peripheral processing functions common to all video encoding applications leaving the host processor(s) free to perform the critical video encoding task. The podcast hopes to lay the groundwork for a successful corporate communication tool, highlighting the success that the company has enjoyed so far with its collaborations with HP, Fixstars, SkyRec and OCF and its showing at the NAB trade show.

Calvin Azuri is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Calvin’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Jessica Kostek


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