VideoPropulsion “Hailstorm” MPEG Transcoder Now Delivers Up To 336 Simultaneous High Definition (HD) Mobile Transcodes In Just 3U of Rack Space

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VideoPropulsion has dramatically increased the performance of its FloodGate® FG-5000 “Hailstorm” MPEG transcoders in order to deliver up to 336 simultaneous full High Definition (HD) transcodes in just 3U of rack space. The FG-5000 supports flexible transcode profiles and is one of the only transcoders on the market with the flexibility to support both MPEG2 and H.264 transcodes in either direction.

FloodGate FG-5000 Series Transcoder

...will allow service providers to deploy large clusters of cloud-based transcoders at a fraction of the cost compared to other solutions.

VideoPropulsion® (OTC:VPTV), leaders in the digital video broadcast industry for the highest-density, lowest-cost per stream MPEG transcoders, today announced the FloodGate FG-5600 Hailstorm with support for up to 336 simultaneous HD or SD MPEG broadcast to mobile transcodes in only 3U of rack space.

“Real-time transcoding to mobile formats is one of the primary digital television jobs of the next decade,” said Carl Pick, Chairman & CEO at VideoPropulsion, now in its 40th year of continuous operation. "We are continually striving to increase density and decrease cost per stream across our entire portfolio of MPEG stream processing products. Pushing the envelope to support over 100 transcodes per unit of rack space at a cost approaching one hundred dollars per stream, will allow service providers to deploy large clusters of cloud-based transcoders at a fraction of the cost compared to other solutions available in the marketplace today.”

In addition to the performance and cost improvements, the FG-5600 supports flexible I/O options including IP, DVB-ASI, or DVB-QAM (RF) outputs. Optional transcryption services can be added in order to decrypt incoming and/or encrypt outgoing streams - using virtually any AES-128 based encryption mechanism such as DTCP, Pro:Idiom, SamsungLYNK, Verimatrix, VSecure, and others.

The FloodGate FG-5000 Hailstorm Transcoder is available now, directly from VideoPropulsion.

About FloodGate

FloodGate appliances from VideoPropulsion bring hospitality HDTV programming from satellite, and cable television MSOs to a variety of hospitality markets and support distribution via RF (coax), IPTV (Ethernet), or wireless mobile infrastructures. All FloodGate models automatically encrypt HD channels to meet Hollywood's strict requirements for content protection using standard technologies readily available from commercial hospitality television set and mobile device manufacturers. FloodGate systems can co-exist with most pay-per-view and video on demand systems currently deployed.

About VideoPropulsion

Now in it’s 40th year, VideoPropulsion has been a world leader in hardware and software for high performance, low cost per stream, digital content manipulation, and has established a reputation for providing unique HDTV, VoD, and IPTV products. The Company offers revolutionary FloodGate satellite and CATV transcryption appliances as well as OEM computer modules for a variety of applications, including streaming, multiplexing, demultiplexing, modulation, demodulation, transcoding, encryption, and splicing MPEG formatted data.

For further information, contact:

     Kathy Cain
     Vice President of Sales
     255 Info Highway
     Slinger, WI 53086
     (303) 810-8255

VideoPropulsion and FloodGate are registered trademarks of VideoPropulsion
Interactive Television, Inc. Pro:Idiom is a registered trademark of LG Electronics. SamsungLYNK is a registered trademark of Samsung Electronics. Verimatrix is a registered trademark of Verimatrix. VSecure is a registered trademark of Philips.

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