T-Hrvatski Telekom Deploys T-VIPS JPEG2000 Solutions for Nationwide Professional Video Contribution Network
Croatia’s leading telecommunications provider, T-Hrvatski Telekom (T-HT), a part of the Deutsche Telecom (DT) group, has selected JPEG2000-based T-VIPS TVG415 Video Gateways for its new nationwide IP video contribution network.
The T-VIPS JPEG2000 over IP solution enables T-HT to utilize unused network capacity, providing the company with an opportunity to reach a new group of customers and new revenue opportunities. The T-VIPS TVG415 is easily upgraded to HD-SDI signals without service downtime - a key T-HT requirement.
“The T-VIPS JPEG2000-based video transport solutions cost-effectively provide us with the functionality that our broadcast clients require for studio-to-studio and studio-to-playout centre video transport,” said Božidar Poldrugač, Member of the Management Board of T-HT and Chief Technical and Chief Information Officer. “T-VIPS is the leading broadcast industry pioneer of the JPEG2000 codec, which gives us a number of technical advantages, such as high error resiliency and low latency, which ensure that our broadcast clients receive the quality of service that they need.”
“T-HT chose our JPEG2000-based TVG415 Video Gateway because this solution provides network operators with the most cost-effective route to providing high-end professional video transport services,” said Johnny Dolvik, CEO, T-VIPS. “In addition, as each individual studio needs to move to HD, the TVG415 can be software upgraded, further lowering initial capex costs.”
T-VIPS’ cost-effective JPEG2000 solutions provide high video quality, particularly suitable for content featuring fast action and camera movement. Furthermore, JPEG2000 delivers very low latency, with a lag of approximately 100 ms for encoding, IP transport and decoding. Such low latency is important in order to ensure simultaneous delivery from all media sources. Like all T-VIPS products, the TVG415 is designed for reliability and efficiency, enabling operators and telecommunication providers to deliver top quality services to their customers.
About T-Hrvatski Telekom
T-Hrvatski Telekom is the leading provider of telecommunications services in Croatia and the only company to provide the full spectrum of these services. Since the beginning of 2010, T-HT’s operations are organized in two business units, for residential and business customers. Under the umbrella brand T-HT, where “T” means that it is a part of the global family of Deutsche Telecom Group, there are two more brands - T-Com, which includes services in fixed network, wholesale, broadband, data and Internet services and ICT solutions, and T-Mobile, which refers to mobile telephony operations. Apart from the cutting-edge services of fixed and mobile telephony and Internet, customers are also provided with IPTV service, digital television – MAXtv. The T-HT Group is one of the leading companies in the Republic of Croatia and one of the key drivers of development of the Croatian economy.
About T-VIPS AS
T-VIPS is a global leader in professional video solutions with innovative products and systems that make the distribution, control and management of professional quality video services more efficient, flexible and cost-effective. By getting video to the right place at the right time, in the right quality, the company enables its customers to meet consumer demands for next-generation television including HDTV, high quality live sports and event coverage, and localised content. From its corporate and international headquarters in Oslo, Norway and its Americas headquarters in New Jersey, USA, T-VIPS serves many of the world’s leading media organisations, studios and broadcasters in over 50 countries. The company is funded by leading Scandinavian VC funds Northzone Ventures and Incitia Ventures.T-VIPS