RGB Networks, the leader in network video processing, today announced that Volia, a leading Ukrainian telecom provider, has selected RGB’s Broadcast Network Processor (BNP) to optimise its video services to its 400,000 strong subscriber base.
Selected after a competitive tender, Volia chose RGB’s multi-function BNP to perform concurrent transrating and statistical multiplexing, as well as program substitution. Through RGB’s high-density digital video processing capabilities, Volia will benefit from significant bandwidth savings without impacting picture quality – thus enabling Volia to offer its customers additional services, such as increased high definition (HD) channels at impressively high quality.
The BNP also provides Volia with the ability to seamlessly switch between programs on a single output channel, enabling customised regional program line-ups using external scheduling management.
Volia’s system is now live, having been rolled out by DEPS, RGB’s reseller in the Ukraine.
“RGB’s solution meets our needs perfectly,” said Valery Salyamov, Director, New Product Development at Volia. “It allows us to optimize our capex by fitting in more video programs today where bandwidth is always insufficient, without compromising on video quality, and allows us to provide new informational and advertising channels in the future by utilizing the BNP’s advanced digital overlay functionality.”
“Volia’s business model, like any operator, depends on being able to continually meet the needs of its customers today, while also planning for the opportunities of tomorrow,” said Jeff Tyre, Director, Product Marketing, at RGB Networks. “The BNP solution addresses these issues completely, providing Volia with the capabilities and the tools to deliver high-quality video processing through a platform which can be scaled up over time to meet customer demand.”
About RGB’s Products
RGB Networks offers a comprehensive suite of advanced digital video networking products built on its unique Video Intelligence Architecture™ (VIA). The exceptional stream processing density of RGB’s products, combined with advanced processing capabilities, including transrating, statistical remultiplexing, and digital overlay and ad insertion – enable RGB’s products to dramatically reduce the cost and complexity of delivering increasingly targeted, personalized and on-demand video services.
RGB’s product line for the European market includes the Broadcast Network Processor (BNP) for targeted digital ad insertion, transrating, grooming and program substitution; the Dynamic Bandwidth Manager (DBM), which enables up to 50 percent more VOD content to be delivered without increasing bandwidth; the Video Multiprocessing Gateway (VMG) (formerly called the Modular Video Processor), a complete IPTV solution in a carrier-class chassis; and the Modular Media Converter (MMC), for high-density ASI-to-GigE conversion.
VOLIA is a national Ukrainian telecom provider that offers a set of modern telecom services: digital TV packages, high-speed Internet access, video-on-demand service, and the services of the biggest Ukrainian data-centre. VOLIA operates in 19 Ukrainian cities. Owing to direct contacts and a clear and transparent policy in maintaining partner relations, VOLIA’s cable television packages include programs offered by all of Ukrainian and top international TV companies, strictly observing all international rules with regard to copyright and allied rights. Cutting-edge equipment (headend and state-of-the-art optical transport network equipment) in every city deliver the signal to all Volia subscribers and have the ability to render reliable and uninterrupted services, as well as to redirect information flows from one segment to another in an emergency situation.
About RGB Networks
RGB Networks is revolutionizing video, delivering leading-edge video processing solutions that address the complexities of the changing video delivery model. With advanced solutions for bandwidth optimization, content repurposing and addressable advertising, RGB’s products enable operators to deliver the next generation of highly personalized video services, which are relevant to individual subscribers and delivered anytime to any device. The company’s products are based on its unique Video Intelligence Architecture™ (VIA), enabling them to process an unprecedented number of video streams with the highest video quality. RGB’s scalable solutions dramatically reduce the cost to deliver both broadcast and unicast services, and help operators maximize their existing network infrastructure. More than 7,000 RGB products are deployed in the field by over 170 service providers in 25 countries worldwide.