'Take a Closer Look' - Scientific-Atlanta at NAB 2005
LAS VEGAS, April 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NAB 2005 -- Booth #SU7848 -- At this year's NAB show, content owners, broadcasters, and cable and telecom operators can "Take a Closer Look" at Scientific-Atlanta - a leader in innovative content distribution technology solutions. Scientific-Atlanta will be showing future-friendly products and applications for H.264 advanced video coding (AVC), distributed storage in satellite receivers, HD encoding to support the growing demand for this popular service and IPTV set-top solutions for IP streaming of video.
What to See
Scientific-Atlanta will showcase today's new products and technologies along with possibilities for the future at NAB 2005 that will continue to expand the company's role as THE choice for digital content contribution and distribution systems.
- Advanced Compression Encoding
Flexible, versatile MPEG-2/AVC (MPEG-4 part 10/H.264) encoder (Model
D9154(TM)) delivers advanced signal processing for unsurpassed video
quality and optimal bandwidth savings. Simulcasts contribution content
in MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 from a single device for added flexibility. The
D9154 will also be on display in the AVC booth SL4101. A future-
friendly VC1 migration path in Scientific-Atlanta encoding products
opens the way for expanding the company's advanced compression coding
- Distributed Storage
Adding storage at downlink sites using our new Network Receiver (Model
D9838(TM)), currently scheduled for commercial availability in
Q4 CY2005, will help support applications such as on-demand distance
learning, corporate communications across various time zones, digital
signage, content regionalization for analog headend and much more.
- HDTV MPEG-2 Encoder for Broadcast Applications
The right choice for many content owners, broadcasters and operators,
the Model D9050(TM) encoder delivers the latest and most efficient
MPEG-2 compression for HD video encoding. Scientific-Atlanta's second
generation HD encoder provides multiple benefits in multi-channel
encoding systems via efficient statistical multiplex performance.
- IPTV Solutions
End-to-end IP streaming solutions combining broadcast, xOD and
interactive multimedia services for cable and telco over any access
network - from H.264 encoding available today to a line of IP set-top
boxes, which will support H.264 and VC1, coming soon.
- DVR with DVD Read/Write
The MCP-100 Media Center, the latest in dual-tuner digital video
recording capabilities, will give TV viewers the ability to securely
archive their favorite content, including HD programming, to DVD. The
MCP-100 Media Center is currently expected to be available in
- Retriever(TM) software system
This set-top diagnostics and viewership system can meet the growing
demand from cable operators for improved insight into their customers'
viewership habits and proactive monitoring of set-top and network
performance at the TV set.
- Multiple Decryption Receiver for Content Distribution to Digital Tier
With its blend of small size and big performance, the new
Model D9828(TM) MDR packs the ability for 16-program decryption, plus
digital program mapping to support dynamic content delivery to the
digital cable tier, into a 1RU configuration.
- PowerVu(R) Network Centre Versions 5.5 and 6.0
The newest releases of the PNC include disaster recovery, data
replication, D9050 HD encoder control, SD stat mux control and expanded
- Headend Encoding
An especially powerful, bandwidth optimization solution is delivered by
Scientific-Atlanta's Dual Pass Encoder (Model D9032(TM)). Dual pass
encoding, combined with closed loop statistical multiplexing and the
management capabilities of Scientific-Atlanta's Regulus(TM) statistical
multiplex controller can help operators include more than ten channels
in the 38.8 Mbps video stream that a 256 QAM delivers. A powerful
solution for all types of headends - cable, telco, DTH, or DVB.
Scientific-Atlanta continues to offer the entry-level Model D9020(TM)
- Encoding for Digital Radio Services
The versatile options supported by Scientific-Atlanta's family of
encoders also includes delivery of digital radio signals using the
Model D9155(TM) encoding system.
- Powerful, Flexible, Compact Multiplexer Solutions
The new D96XX series Multiplexer and Remultiplexer, and Transport
Stream Processor address the horsepower, feature and size requirements
of today's operators. This next-generation intelligent headend
processing equipment provides a cost effective, state-of-the-art
solution for remutiplexing, advanced processing (such as
transmodulation, DVB simulcrypt CA interface and much more), basic
monitoring and extended PSI-SI capabilities to address the needs of
virtually any application.
To request an at-show briefing with a Scientific-Atlanta executive attending the show, please contact Rae Howard at 678.592.9920 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Scientific-Atlanta, Inc. ( http://www.scientificatlanta.com/ ) is a leading supplier of digital content contribution and distribution systems, transmission networks for broadband access to the home, digital interactive set-tops and subscriber systems designed for video, high-speed Internet and voice over IP (VoIP) networks, and worldwide customer service and support.
"Forward-looking statements," as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, may be included in this news release. A variety of factors could cause Scientific-Atlanta's actual results to differ from the anticipated results expressed in such forward-looking statements. Investors are referred to Scientific-Atlanta's Cautionary Statements (Exhibit 99.1 to the Company's most recent Form 10-Q), which statements are incorporated into this news release by reference.
Scientific-Atlanta, the Scientific-Atlanta logo, and PowerVu are registered trademarks, and Retriever, D9154, D9838, D9050, D9828, D9032, D9020, D9155 are trademarks of Scientific-Atlanta, Inc. Regulus is a trademark of Scientific-Atlanta Europe NV.
Dwight B. Duke
Corporate Senior Vice President and President, Transmission Network
As a corporate officer at Scientific-Atlanta, Dwight Duke serves as president of Transmission Network Systems. He is also a member of both the corporate management and corporate operating committees which develop and implement strategic direction.
His broad area of responsibility includes business units that enable programmers, service providers and cable operators to deliver broadband services to consumers. In addition, he is responsible for expanding e- business programs that simplify and accelerate customers' ability to conduct business with the company.
Duke joined Scientific-Atlanta in 1978 and served in operations management, distribution and headend products for CATV, followed by positions in product and major program management in the Broadband Communications group. He was vice president of strategic operations of the Network Systems Group followed by responsibility for the company's Digital Video System business. In the fall of 1993, Duke was appointed vice president of International Satellite Systems Business and became president of the Satellite Television Network Division (now Media Networks) the next year. He was named an officer in the company in 1996 and became president of Transmission Network Systems in 1997.
Duke was inducted into the National Cable and Telecommunications Association (NCTA) Cable TV Pioneers in 2003. He is a strong advocate for the Junior Achievement program and serves on its Board of Directors. A native of Augusta, Georgia, he is a graduate of Georgia Southern University where he received his B.S. in Industrial Management in 1974.
Vice President of Market Development
Transmission Network Systems
Paul Kosac is vice president of market development for Scientific- Atlanta's Media Networks and Headend businesses. Additionally, he has responsibility for Media Networks sales in North America and works closely with international regions to promote media networks and broadcast products. These products include the PowerVu(R) digital compression system and Continuum(R) headend products that support a variety of applications to enable programmers, broadcasters and cable operators to maximize their use of bandwidth, offer additional channels of programming and roll out new services.
Kosac has over 20 years experience in the cable and satellite industry. Prior to his return to Scientific-Atlanta in 2003, Kosac served as the vice president of digital services worldwide for PanAmSat, where his primary responsibilities included managing, creating and implementing new digital video products and services.
Previously, Kosac was with Scientific-Atlanta for more than sixteen years, holding product marketing and sales positions in both the cable television and satellite video systems business units. Preceding his departure, he was vice president of sales - worldwide for the Media Networks business and played a significant role in the rollout of the PowerVu system. Currently, more than 400 Scientific-Atlanta PowerVu digital video compression systems are transmitting over 2,000 channels of digital programming.
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