Harmonic Inc, proveedor de soluciones de distribución de vídeo en redes IP, publico un interesante nota de prensa hablando de Jazztelia (Jazztelia utiliza su plataforma).
*Si alguién dudaba q Jazztelia trabaja /puede trabajar en H.264, queda confirmado q si utiliza este formato.
*De HD nada de nada, solo trabaja en SD.
*Tiene funcionalidad PiP, DVB-H (formato para telefónos móbiles y similares), streaming, formato 16:9, sonido Dolby Digital AC3 y hasta 10 canales estero (para emitir en varios idiomas un canal).
Jazztel Video-over-DSL Service Leverages the Power of Harmonic’s Market Leading Video Headend Solutions
– Deployment Extends Leadership of DiviCom® Encoders in European IPTV Market –
Sunnyvale, Calif. - August 17, 2006 - Harmonic Inc. (NASDAQ: HLIT) today announced that Jazztel PLC (MCE: JAZ), a leading telecommunications service provider in Spain, has implemented a comprehensive Harmonic-based digital headend, including the best-in-class DiviCom® Electra™ 5000 MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) encoder, for its IP-based Jazztelia TV service. Initiated in March 2006, the country-wide rollout includes standard definition broadcast television channels delivered via Jazztel's ADSL2+ network. This deployment underscores the significant lead Harmonic has established in the European IPTV market, with DiviCom encoders powering more channels for European telcos than any other brand.
Increasingly, operators such as Jazztel are taking advantage of local loop unbundling to implement a competitive broadband service by co-locating DSLAMs at the incumbent telecom provider's central offices. Founded in 1998, Jazztel now operates a comprehensive network of DSLAMs, overlaying an area encompassing nearly 60 percent of Spain's lines, which is connected to an extensive fiber network. By owning the access and metro interconnect, Jazztel can deliver more bandwidth to the home. This advanced infrastructure makes it possible for Jazztel to offer a full range of IP-based voice, data and video services which has attracted more than 250,000 residential and business customers.
"Jazztel's long-term vision is focused on continually expanding the range of compelling and competitive telecommunications and entertainment services available to the consumer, and to make these state-of-the-art services a reality today," said Antonio Rodriguez, Network Engineering Manager at Jazztel. "The ability to deliver a differentiated, high quality television experience alongside our voice and data solutions was a key consideration in selecting our video headend provider. Harmonic, with its unique systems and expertise, allowed us to dramatically accelerate our time to market. The integrated solution for content acquisition, efficient video compression, scrambling and service management meets our needs today and easily scales to accommodate substantial growth in the future."
As the demand for more services continues to accelerate, IPTV operators must find ways to maximize the efficiency of their networks in addition to creating an attractive service offering. An IP-centric network enables telco operators, like Jazztel, to more easily provision highly personalized, interactive TV services. Harmonic's DiviCom Electra 5000 multi-service encoders, which are at the core of the Jazztel service, include a native IP interface and provide superior MPEG-4 AVC video quality at low bit-rates, facilitating the delivery of future value-added capabilities.
"As emerging IPTV providers deploy services that compete with existing cable, satellite and terrestrial television, it is clearly not enough to offer a 'me too' service to attract subscribers," said Thierry Fautier, Director of Telco and IPTV Solutions for Harmonic Inc. "Harmonic’s industry-leading digital video solutions, like the DiviCom Electra 5000 multi-service encoder, enable Jazztel to incorporate advanced features that create a differentiated and dynamic experience, setting itself apart as a pace-setting competitive provider of triple play services. With more encoders installed at top tier telcos than any other brand, Harmonic is leading the way in enabling IP-based video with highly flexible, scalable solutions that support a range of services delivered to multiple devices via wired and wireless networks."
The Electra 5000 is a powerful encoding solution that meets the operator's current needs for high performance multi-channel encoding as well as the emerging requirement to streamline the distribution of services in multiple formats to multiple devices over multiple networks. Harmonic's ProCipher™ IP-based scrambler—which is fully integrated with third-party conditional access systems and compliant with DVB standards—dynamically and securely encrypts real-time video services. NMX Digital Service Manager™ provides an intuitive, service-oriented system for centralized or distributed management and control of the components in the digital video network.
The Jazztel video headend was implemented in conjunction with Telindus, a leading European system integrator and Harmonic strategic partner. Over the years, the two companies have collaborated to create and deliver superior broadband access and digital video solutions to a variety of customers in the region. Bringing unparalleled experience in deploying telecommunications services throughout Europe, Telindus provided the expertise required for Jazztel to successfully add its new IPTV service to its existing infrastructure.