IVN Taps RGB For Headend Upgrade

Video processing solutions from RGB Networks have been used to upgrade the Indiana Video Network

January 6, 2010

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SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Video processing solutions from RGB Networks, the leader in network video processing, have been used to upgrade the Indiana Video Network, LLC (IVN), a state-of-the-art video headend that enables eight regional telecom carriers to provide their subscribers throughout Indiana with video services.

The IVN headend is located in Greenfield, Indiana at the headquarters of Hancock Telecom, one of the eight original carriers that partnered in 2004 to build the headend. The IVN delivers standard definition (SD) and high definition (HD) programming to the carriers using Internet Protocol (IP), with the SD programming in the MPEG-2 format and the HD programming in MPEG-4/H.264 for greater bandwidth efficiency.

In this upgrade, IVN is using RGB’s Modular Media Converter (MMC) to convert the SD video programs it receives from ASI into Gigabit Ethernet to prepare them for IP distribution. RGB’s Broadcast Network Processor (BNP) then transrates the individual streams, reducing their bandwidth requirements and enabling IVN to deliver more programming within its available bandwidth and without sacrificing picture quality.

“Ensuring that the eight carriers we serve can offer their subscribers a wide array of programming delivered with exceptional quality is our goal and our commitment,” said John A. Painter, Secretary and Treasurer of IVN. “We looked at several products and selected RGB for this upgrade based on their performance and cost-effectiveness. RGB’s products play key roles in our ability to deliver the necessary programming content, with the best picture quality, over our IP network.”

RGB Networks Inc.

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