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January 19, 2012

ATEME Opens New Office in South Korea

By Anil Sharma, TMCnet Contributor

ATEME, a provider of MPEG-4 video compression solutions, has opened a new regional office in Seoul, South Korea.

Officials with ATEME said that the new office which is located in Jongno-gu within central Seoul is close to the company’s telecom and broadcast clients and will provide enhanced support for existing deployments, as well as develop new market opportunities in Korea, Japan and the Pacific.

Company officials said that Eunsook WI will direct the Korean office. WI was recently promoted as regional manager after building a solid sales engineering experience at the company’s headquarters in Paris.

"We are extremely proud to expand our presence and work on new opportunities in this region" said Emmanuel Boureau, vice president of sales, ATEME, in a statement.

Boureau commented that ATEME is a prominent expert in the video compression market, providing innovative solutions for broadcasters and triple or quadruple play service providers worldwide.

“Increasing our global footprint and promoting talented individuals such as WI are key growth factors for our company" said Boureau.

In October, TMCnet reported that ATEME’s Kyrion contribution solution had been chosen by Telecom Argentina (News - Alert) to showcase premier soccer event to millions of spectators in both America and Europe.

The encoder CM4101 and decoder DR8400 will be leveraged to support MPEG-2 and MPEG-4, up to 4:2:2 10-bit compression and HD resolution of 1080x60.

ATEME stands for “Assistance Technique et Etudes de Materiels Electroniques,” or Technical Assistance and Design or Electronic Equipment, in English. 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 (News - Alert), OTT and VOD applications. The company addresses compression applications ranging from 3D and Ultra High Definition transmissions to Web and mobile streaming.

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Anil Sharma is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Jamie Epstein