RGB, which has a sales and support arrangement with Motorola Inc., noted that it began shipping the SEP in August 2005, and has delivered the product to every “major” U.S. operator, as well as operators in Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean.
RGB’s shipments also include other products in the VIA family, including its Broadcast Network Processor and Modular Media Converter.
* Harmonic aids with digital migration
Gray Television’s KXII, a local TV station in Sherman, Texas (also serving portions of Oklahoma), is making the transition to digital using Harmonic Inc.’s DiviCom MV 500 MPEG-2 high definition (HD) encoders and MV 100 MPEG-2 standard definition (SD) encoders.
CBS affiliate KXII has launched live ATSC service with two HD channels and one SD channel in the allocated 19.4 Mbps spectrum using the Harmonic encoders. The station’s multi-channel HD delivery also relies on Harmonic’s DiviTrack statistical multiplexing and NMX Digital Service Manager.
* Broadcom buying networking software developer
Broadcom Corp. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire LVL7 Systems, a privately-held developer of networking software, for about $62 million. Equipment manufacturers can use LVL7’s modular software stacks for networking layers 2, 3, and 4, to more quickly develop and build Ethernet networking equipment. Broadcom said LVL7’s software will enable Broadcom customers to address new and emerging markets, such as wireless LAN switching or voice-over-IP, more quickly.
* Optibase helps Vietnam IPTV provider to offer VOD
Optibase earned some additional business from FPT Telecom, a multimedia and Internet service provider in Vietnam that enlisted Optibase to aid in the deployment of an IPTV system last year.
FPT is beefing up that system with a series of Optibase streaming platforms and other equipment to enable video-on-demand (VOD) and other video services.