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March 04, 2013

CAT Telecom Selects Digital Rapids' Range of Encoding Systems, Managing Multi-encoder System

By Shankar Pandiath, TMCnet Contributor

Digital Rapids (News - Alert), an innovative provider of workflow solution and media transformation, recently announced that CAT Telecom Limited Thailand, a big name in telecommunications in the country, has selected the Digital Rapids range of encoding systems and managing multi-encoder system, Broadcast Manager Digital Rapids, for the transformation of content for on-demand and real-time delivery.

This is possible through the new Multiscreen Video Service and Power e-Entertainment IPTV (News - Alert) from CAT.

The advantage of e-entertainment from CAT is that it gives content participating providers an expansive platform for the delivery and creation of content for viewers across IP-based viewing platforms. This also includes processes such as ingesting, delivery, middleware and encoding.

The encoders for Digital Rapids transform each video feed source into simultaneous multiple outputs for multicast over IPTV, along with Web and mobile streaming and set-top box over-the-top delivery. This Broadcast Manager from Digital Rapids is enterprise class and facilitates the automation, monitoring and centralized management of encoders.

Wongthep Silapawetin, vice president of DMI, the Digital Media Interface Pvt. Ltd., which supplied the system, believes Digital Rapids offers a flexible solution for various applications for entertainment options from the house of CAT. This in turn enables the dynamic and efficient use of OTT networks, along with traditional IPTV.

They have full faith in Digital Rapids as the key solution provider for encoding over on-demand and real-time deliveries of service.

Clive Vickery, managing director, Asia and EMEA at Digital Rapids, said they are delighted with this fantastic selection of management and encoding solution by CAT Telecom. He believes the outstanding flexibility and quality of Digital Rapids solutions makes it an ideal choice when it comes to engaging the audience for a multitude of viewing platforms.

The selection of Digital Rapids systems for CAT e-entertainment offering is proof of the efficiency and versatility of multi-screen programming, which this company brings to numerous service providers and content owners.

There is no doubt that encoders from digital rapids are all about outstanding flexibility and reliability, superior quality and all pervasive support for multi-screen outputs. These are ideal for the extension of audience viewing experience across on-demand and live platforms. The rich output capabilities of encoders from Digital Rapids – along with their streaming adaptive support that powers applications for mobile and online video to IPTV and over-the-top services – are ideal for making the most of the lucrative distribution opportunities of multi-screen content.

Rights and content owners can now reach viewers on any number of devices, from game consoles to tablets, mobile phones, smart TVs and PCs. Broadcast Manager from Digital Rapids streamlines multichannel opportunities and supports reliability with its enterprise-class automation and management.

Digital Rapids is a leading name in workflow solutions and content transformation across a wide range of platforms.

Edited by Braden Becker

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