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Scopus Announces UE-9120 Encoder Commercially Available

Next-Generation Encoding Platform Represents New Concept in Video Compression (April 19, 2005)

Scopus Network Technologies (, a leading supplier of digital TV video networking to the broadcast and cable industries, announced today the commercial availability of the UE-9120 UniversalEncoderT. Scopus' UE-9120, the first available model of the Scopus UE-9000 next- generation encoding platform, offers a smooth migration from existing video compression technologies to advanced codecs.

The UE-9100 series is a multi-channel encoding platform housed in a compact 1-RU chassis. The UE-9120 is the first model of the UE-9000 family of products and is capable of encoding two MPEG-2 channels simultaneously, resulting in reduced power consumption and rack space. The next UE-9100 model to be released, the UE-9140, will provide the capability to encode four MPEG-2 channels in the 1-RU chassis.

The UE-9120's advanced multiplexing capabilities enable features such as encoder cascading, so external multiplexers are no longer necessary. Its unique design integrates analog cue tone detection and DPI cue tone insertion (SCTE-35) to eliminate the need for an external cue tone detection device, thus saving essential rack space and operating costs. The device also provides IP output as a standard feature in addition to ASI. Other advanced output network interfaces will also be available.

Yan Mostovoy, Scopus' director of product marketing, commented, "The Scopus UniversalEncoder series will take the broadcast and cable industries far into the future. Completely compatible with current platforms, the UE-9120 is yet another example of our dedication to develop technologically advanced solutions that are immediately and enthusiastically embraced by the market."

The UE-9000 Series

The Scopus UE-9000 platform enables broadcasters and cable operators to deploy existing MPEG-2 video compression technologies while providing a migration path to advanced compression schemes such as AVC (H.264) and VC-1 encoding in both standard definition (SD) and high definition (HD) formats. By serving as a universal solution for MPEG-2 and advanced video coding, the UE-9000 platform reduces the network complexity and simplifies equipment planning by avoiding the need for separate encoding platforms for each broadcast format.

About Scopus Network Technologies:

Scopus Network Technologies ( provides MPEG-2 DVB, ATSC and advanced coding schemes video distribution solutions that enable broadcasters, cable and satellite TV providers, and telco operators to transmit their content digitally. Built on more than 20 years in digital compression system development, Scopus solutions based on DVB/ATSC standards provide superior flexibility with exceptional performance at cost-effective prices. Scopus' product line of encoders, multiplexers, video gateways, and professional receivers/decoders support comprehensive, digital video networking over IP and broadcast infrastructures.

Scopus clients worldwide include satellite broadcasters, and cable TV and telco operators such as NBC Olympics, CBS Newspath (USA), CCTV (China), Deutsche Telekom (Europe), Doordarshan (India), EBU (Europe), FOX News (USA), GlobeCast (Europe), Korea Telecom (Korea), MTV Asia, MultiChoice (South Africa), RTRS (Russia), SKY, Telstra (Australia), ZeeTV (India), and others.

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Related Keywords:Scopus Network Technologies, UE-9120 Encoder, Video Compression, multi-channel encoding, SD, HD

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