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Palestine Telecom Streams Elections With Optibase

Delivers live video during Palestinian elections (January 18, 2005)

Optibase a leading provider of video streaming solutions today announced that the Palestinian Telecommunication Company (Paltel) selected its MGW 2000 streaming platform to deliver live news from numerous sites of the Palestinian Authority during the elections which took place on January 9, 2005.

Paltel, the national telecommunications provider in the Palestinian authority, is the official broadcaster of the Palestinian elections. Paltel has stationed Optibases encoding and streaming stations in Gaza, Nables, Ramallah and Bethlehem to deliver 24 x 7 video feeds from these sites during the elections to the Authority. The video feeds were transported over Nortels SDH network, which provides a highly reliable, predictable and resilient network solution for distance-extended applications. On the receiving end, MPEG 2 decoders output an SDI signal, maintaining broadcast quality standards, using new packet over SDH technology.

The company stated that the combination of Optibases MGW streaming platforms and MPEG-2 decoders form a unique video contribution solution and that Paltels requirements for a high quality, 24 x 7 cost effective video streaming reliable platform were perfectly matched.

?Nortel is pleased about the use of its SDH transmission infrastructure, which is among the most advanced in the region, said Sorin Lupu, President Israel, Poland and South Eastern Europe Region, Nortel EMEA. ?Video over SDH is only one of the advanced services that can be implemented on this type of network and undoubtedly represents the first of other advanced services to follow. We welcome the cooperation with Optibase and hope that it will yield additional successes in the future.

Optibases CEO Uzi Breier said: ?Instead of using satellite transmission or leased analog lines or fixed lines which are all very costly methods of transporting video, our solution enables Paltel to take advantage of IP-based networks, significantly reducing its costs while maintaining broadcast video quality. This is a huge benefit.

About DVC Digitalvideo Computing GmbH
DVC Digitalvideo Computing GmbH, the German Optibase Distributer offers Optibase OEM boards as well as complete configurations for Media Streaming and MPEG Encoding. For turn-key applications, DVC cooperates with most well established Broadcast System Integrators.

For further information please visit DVC on: or DVC Digitalvideo Computing GmbH, Seestr. 7, D-82211 Herrsching, Germany Phone: +49/8152/93010, Fax: +49/8152/91331, e-mail: or visit

About Optibase
Optibase, Ltd. (Nasdaq:OBAS) provides professional editing, compositing, encoding, decoding, video server upload and streaming solutions for telecom operators, service providers, broadcasters and content creators. The company's platforms enable the creation, broadband streaming and playback of high quality digital video. Optibase's breadth of product offerings are used in applications, such as: video over DSL/Fiber networks, post production for the broadcast and cables industries, archiving; high-end surveillance, distance learning; and business television . Headquartered in Israel, Optibase operates through its fully owned subsidiary in Mountain View, California and offices in Massachusetts, Europe, Japan and China. Optibase products are marketed in over 40 countries through a combination of direct sales, independent distributors, system integrators and OEM partners.

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