Scopus Scopes Out DTV Transition

Scopus introduces best-in-class solution for February 2009 transition to digital TV

June 17, 2008

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PRINCETON, N.J. -- Scopus Video Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: SCOP), a provider of digital video networking solutions, today announced the launch of its IRP-3910 integrated receiver processor, a versatile multichannel professional decoder/processor/downconverter unit. Based on comprehensive feedback from cable operators and combined with Scopus' expertise, the IRP-3910, with future-proof capabilities, is an all-in-one unit fitting cable operators' requirements and specifically designed to enable their transition from analog to ATSC digital television broadcasting.

By February 2009 broadcasters must shut down analog broadcasts to free up spectrum for reuse, as mandated by U.S. regulatory authorities. Cable operators must continue to provide dual carry, both digital and analog NTSC formats, through 2012. The IRP-3910 is the ideal downconversion solution for this transition.

The IRP-3910 will enable cable operators to receive, process, multiplex, decode, and perform HD downconversion and aspect ratio adaptation of off-air ATSC broadcasts. With the phasing out of analog broadcasts, operators receiving local channels as content feeds can deploy the IRP-3910 as a simple and reliable solution for dealing with the transition to an all-digital ATSC environment.

"Scopus' IRP-3910 is an elegant and effective solution that meets transition challenges," commented Yan Mostovoy, Scopus' product marketing management AVP. "Now, any off-air HDTV digital TV service can be downconverted for analog SD delivery by the IRP-3910. Building on our vast decoding technology expertise and professional solutions, Scopus has pioneered a best-in-class platform enabling U.S. cable operators to move forward confidently to the next wave of industry changes."

Scopus Video Networks (Nasdaq: SCOP)

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