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Modulus Video Announces ME6000 MPEG-4 AVC Encoder

Real-time, full resolution HD encoder delivers maximum video quality using least bandwidth (March 02, 2005)

Modulus Video, Inc. today announced its new ME6000, a powerful real-time, full resolution high definition (HD) encoder for broadcast and other quality-driven video applications. The new system will enable satellite, Telco, and cable service providers, and particularly new IP-based TV services, to provide consumers with the full visual impact of HDTV while using the least amount of precious bandwidth.

The ME6000 is designed to be the most powerful HD MPEG-4 AVC encoding platform. The ME6000 delivers the massive processing power more than 600 billion operations per second needed to encode digital video at Main Profile @ Level 4 (the requirement for HD) and provide high quality full resolution HD video using low bit-rates. As a result, the ME6000 will deliver HD at around half the bit rate of existing MPEG-2 systems. This enables the ME6000 to deliver twice as many channels over the existing MPEG-2 infrastructure. Modulus Video will offer live demonstrations of the ME6000 at the upcoming National Association of Broadcasters convention scheduled for April 18-21 in Las Vegas, Booth C11416.

?Practical distribution of high quality HD content is finally here said Bob Wilson, chairman and CEO of Modulus Video. ?The worlds major media companies have committed to delivering more HD content to a growing world-wide audience. With the massive savings available in bit rate, without sacrificing video and audio quality, we believe MPEG-4 AVC is the correct way to deliver these new services. Modulus Video is pleased to provide advanced encoding technology to empower this opportunity for our customers. Our company was built with the express goal of using MPEG-4 AVC to deliver the best broadcast-quality video in the least bandwidth, and to making distribution of HD a viable opportunity for all content providers. The ME6000 delivers on that promise.

The ME6000 offers a compelling realization of the powerful AVC standard toolkit. With the ability to support and select advanced features such as CABAC entropy coding, macro block adaptive field frame coding, multi-frame references and de-blocking filter, the ME6000 is the most powerful, flexible and efficient AVC video compression platform in the market today. The platform delivers MPEG-4 AVC data as a compressed MPEG-2 transport stream using IP or optional ASI, making it easy to deploy into an existing video delivery infrastructure.

The Modulus Video ME6000 AVC HD Video Encoder is expected to ship during summer 2005.

For more information about the ME6000, as well as the Modulus Video ME1000 standard definition AVC encoder, and MD1000 standard definition decoder, visit

About Modulus Video, Inc.
Modulus Video, Inc. is a provider of next-generation HD and SD video compression solutions for digital television based on the MPEG-4 AVC (H.264 / MPEG-4.10) standard. Its products include encoders and professional decoders targeted at the broadcast, narrowcast and video-on-demand markets. Each product provides significantly greater efficiency over legacy MPEG-2 systems, while working seamlessly within that existing transport infrastructure. Modulus provides long-term, cost-effective solutions for meeting the increased demand for bandwidth in market segments including: contribution / distribution; digital television delivered via satellite, cable, terrestrial, or IPTV, and enterprise networks. Modulus is based in Sunnyvale, California and was founded in 2002.

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