|April 7, 2008 - Irvine, CA - On Call Communications, a leading provider
of automated, mobile satellite solutions, will debut its QuickSPOTTM
High Definition IP Satellite News Gathering system at the National
Association of Broadcasters Show in Las Vegas, April 14 - 17. Featuring
Envivio's new 4Caster HD30TM MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) high definition video
encoder, the system will transmit high quality 720p and 1080i formatted
video content in data streams as low as 5.25 Mb/s. On Call's integrated
hardware and satellite service enables broadcasters to contribute HD
news at tremendous cost savings compared with conventional HD satellite
Flexible bandwidth options are the hallmark of QuickSPOT services.
HD customers will be able to choose from on demand, space segment
billed per minute or take advantage of pre-scheduled service to save
even more. HD access is as low as $10 per minute.
On Call selected Envivio for its excellent video quality with very low
latency. The ultra-efficient compression algorithms in the new Envivio
HD30 enable the system to send high quality HD feeds at rates similar
to current MPEG-2 based SD service. Extremely low latency of 300
milliseconds over DVB-ASI interfaces makes the HD30 a solid choice for
interactive news applications such as studio anchors interviewing
reporters in the field. This efficiency and performance make HD news
contribution practical in almost any sized market. It also provides
local broadcasters with an economically attractive model for
introducing HD coverage of local sports.
QuickSPOT HD operates on the same basic platform as SD allowing
broadcasters to operate both SD and HD on the same system. An Envivio
4Caster HD30 can be added to new or existing QuickSPOT systems offering
an easy migration path from SD systems for those who aren't ready to
make an immediate jump to HD. HD systems provide the automated
deployment features and easy mobile operation QuickSPOT is known for.
"At $150 for a 15 minute HD feed, QuickSPOT makes HD broadcasting
affordable for even the smallest stations. The low rates combined with
the easy mobile operation of our automated system are a winning
combination for broadcasters," said James Gilbert, CEO of On Call
On Call will offer live demonstrations of both QuickSPOT HD and SD
video over satellite at the NAB Show in the Intelsat Outdoor Media
booth OE346 under the QuickSPOT balloon. The Envivio 4Caster HD30 will
also be on display at the Envivio booth SU13205.
About On Call Communications, Inc
On Call Communications, headquartered in Orange County, CA provides
rapid-deployment satellite systems for broadcasting, disaster recovery,
commercial and government clients. Specializing in mobile
communications systems and complex network solutions, On Call offers an
array of portable, auto-deploy antennas to fit virtually any situation.
Conveniently packaged, pre-configured baseband electronics allow users
to enjoy all the conveniences of their office communications from their
field locations. On Call is a strategic partner with Intelsat in
providing the QuickSpot OnDemand bandwidth service.
Contact: Erin Ludden, Director of Marketing 949-707-4729 x 25 firstname.lastname@example.org
Envivio Inc. is the leading technology provider of IP video
convergence encoding solutions for telcos and broadcasters. Envivio is
the only company to offer convergence solutions supporting the "Three
Screens" of consumer video - TVs, PCs and mobile phones - making IP
video a reality over any type of network and to any multimedia device
from mobile to HD. Envivio solutions deliver industry leading AVC
(H.264), AVS, and Windows Media Video (VC-1) compressed video quality
at the lowest bit rate for mobile TV, Internet TV, IPTV, and broadcast
applications. Service providers worldwide use Envivio solutions to
reduce their operational costs while offering subscribers the most
compelling and highest quality video services anytime and anywhere.
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