AirTies Wireless Networks, a leading supplier of advanced wireless and OTT/IPTV technologies to the broadcast and broadband industry, along with Envivio (NASDAQ: ENVI), a leading provider of software-based video processing and delivery solutions, and Octoshape, an industry leader in cloud-based over-the-top (OTT) streaming technology, announced today at TV Connect 2014 an interoperability demonstration of HEVC adaptive bitrate video, delivered over the public Internet to consumer set-top boxes (STBs).
HEVC dramatically accelerates the adoption of using the unmanaged Internet to deliver satellite-quality video to anyone with a broadband connection. HEVC brings the flexibility to broadcasters to either double the video quality or drastically reduce the bitrates, thus lowering CDN costs. HEVC also increases the coverage area for IPTV services to subscribers with lower broadband speeds. In addition, video on demand (VOD) services such as catch-up TV can now be delivered at much higher quality and lower costs.
“Envivio works with ecosystem partners to ensure interoperability of our solutions, simplify operations and offer outstanding quality of experience to end users,” said Jean-Pierre Henot, Envivio’s CTO. “The integration with Octoshape and AirTies enables OTT services delivered via the public Internet using the latest generation technologies including HEVC compression.”
Content is encoded and prepared by the Envivio Muse™ software-based encoders using the HEVC (H.265) video codec, significantly reducing the bandwidth required to deliver HD content to devices over broadband. Octoshape’s Infinite HD-M TM stream acceleration and multicast suite of technologies provide for the distribution of the video across the public Internet globally, maintaining the quality of the video and providing the streams to the operator with the same efficiency and reliability as provisioned multicast IPTV systems today.HD video is delivered to the television via the AirTies HEVC / Octoshape enabled set-top box. The combined solution represents a significant advancement in economically deployable broadband IPTV/OTT services. AirTies STBs incorporate integrated 11ac wireless connectivity and award-winning AirTies Mesh technology. AirTies Mesh increases wireless coverage and performance significantly over conventional Wi-Fi implementations.