BNP Earns an Exceptional 4.5 Diamonds from Panel of Industry Experts
SUNNYVALE, California – MobilityWire® – October 26, 2009
RGB Networks, the leader in network video processing, today announced that its Broadcast Network Processor (BNP) has received a 4.5 Diamond rating in Broadband Gear Report’s esteemed 2009 Diamond Technology Reviews. This score marks the third consecutive year that the BNP has received 4 diamonds or higher from the coveted reviews program. The BNP was recognized in particular this year for its significant upgrade to support the MPEG-4/H.264 video format, including ad insertion, grooming and multiplexing.
“Being recognized for the third year in a row by such a highly regarded product reviews program is a reflection of the enthusiasm for the Broadcast Network Processor in the marketplace and of our commitment to continually adding new functionality to keep the BNP the most feature-rich video processing platform in the industry,” said Jeff Tyre, Director, Product Marketing for RGB Networks. “With its new support for MPEG-4/H.264, along with digital EAS and operator-generated alert messages, the BNP continues to provide operators with the tools they need to compete as video services continue to evolve.”
“The Diamonds judges who reviewed RGB’s Broadcast Network Processor were very impressed by the power of this 1RU product,” Laura Hamilton, editor-in-chief at BGR, says. “They felt the company had put a great deal of thought into the processor, from supporting MPEG-2 and H.264 to ensuring integration with SCTE 18.”
The BNP is used by many of the world’s largest cable operators to deliver more high definition (HD) programming, groom custom channel line-ups and to generate new ad revenues through the insertion of local ads. Able to simultaneously process more than 500 video streams in its one rack-unit platform, the BNP is the highest density solution for digital video grooming, statistical multiplexing, transrating, digital program insertion (DPI) and digital overlays.
The addition of MPEG-4/H.264 support is increasingly relevant in many markets, particularly internationally.
The Broadband Gear Report’s Diamond Technology Reviews, launched in 2005, seek to provide an unbiased technology review program within the broadband community- utilizing a distinguished panel of engineering executives from major MSOs to review each submission. The 2009 top Diamond Technology rankings will be announced in a special feature article during this year’s SCTE Cable-Tec Expo in Denver.
About Broadband Gear Report
Broadband Gear Report (BGR) is the cable and telecom industry’s premier product and technology alert service, and is the most successful and fastest growing online vehicle to provide product information, reviews and rankings; technology expertise; and buyer/seller facilitation designed to help network operators build, maintain and upgrade high-performance communications networks. Launched in 2004, BGR has more than 12,000 subscribers for its email, online, print, and television services.
About RGB Networks
RGB Networks is revolutionizing video, delivering leading-edge video processing solutions that address the complexities of the changing video delivery model. With advanced solutions for bandwidth optimization, content repurposing and addressable advertising, RGB’s products enable operators to deliver the next generation of highly personalized video services, which are relevant to individual subscribers and delivered anytime to any device. The company’s products are based on its unique Video Intelligence Architecture™ (VIA), enabling them to process an unprecedented number of video streams with the highest video quality. RGB’s scalable solutions dramatically reduce the cost to deliver both broadcast and unicast services, and help operators maximize their existing network infrastructure. More than 7,000 RGB products are deployed in the field by over 170 service providers in 25 countries worldwide. Learn more at www.rgbnetworks.com.
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