RipCode Introduces Real-Time Stream Transcoding Solution : Combination of RipCode's On-Demand and Real-Time Stream Transcoding Solutions Create Powerful Dual-Application Video Delivery Platform

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RipCode, Inc. today announced the addition of Real-Time Stream Transcoding to its solution portfolio, creating the only dual-application transcode platform for both video on-demand and live video broadcast available from a single RU appliance. Powered by its high density, DSP-based video transcoding appliance, RipCode’s Real-Time Stream Transcoding solution gives mobile video streaming and mobile TV broadcast customers the best video quality achieved through RipCode optimized codecs over IP or broadcast networks.

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Companies operating in today's Web 2.0 market are really challenged to keep pace with evolving customer demands and stay one step ahead of their competition

Supporting simultaneous, multi-channel ingest from satellite and studio feeds to mobile broadcast and mobile streaming, RipCode's Real-Time Stream Transcoding solution supports video delivery over current and next generation networks including: 3GPP and 3GPP2, DVB-H, MBMS, ATSC, and Qualcomm MediaFlo.

NextWave Wireless, a global provider of mobile multimedia and wireless broadband technologies, is collaborating with RipCode to supply live video stream transcoding for its UMTS MBMS based TDtv™ solution. "We've chosen solutions that enhance our TDtv ecosystem based on their innovation and service quality. Incorporating RipCode's transcoding capabilities will help NextWave and its subsidiaries meet our commitments to delivering a cost effective, feature rich mobile TV service," said Alan Cameron, SVP & GM Global Services of NextWave Wireless.

"Companies operating in today's Web 2.0 market are really challenged to keep pace with evolving customer demands and stay one step ahead of their competition," said Brendon Mills, CEO of RipCode. "By creating a single transcoding platform for delivering both video on-demand and mobile video broadcast, RipCode is enabling operators with the ability to offer a superior mobile video experience to their subscribers."

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About TDtv

TDtv is a 3GPP MBMS solution developed by IPWireless that provides mobile operators an opportunity to profitably deliver multiple, high-resolution TV channels, digital audio, or other IP data-cast services to an unlimited number of concurrent customers. In 2007, Vodafone, Telefonica, Orange, 3UK, and IPWireless announced successful results from a joint technical trial of TDtv in Bristol. The trial demonstrated TDtv's ability to reliably deliver a large number of high-quality channels in 5 MHz of TDD spectrum with coverage comparable to WCDMA, but with far fewer cell sites. The trial also demonstrated the viability of dual-mode TDtv/WCDMA handsets as well as the ability of the technology to support full mobility at vehicular speeds. IPWireless was acquired by NextWave Wireless in May, 2007 and now operates as part of NextWave Wireless.

TDtv operates in the universal unpaired (TDD) 3G spectrum bands that are available across Europe and Asia at 1900 MHz and 2010 MHz. It enables UMTS operators to utilize their existing TDD spectrum to offer subscribers attractive mobile TV and multimedia packages without impacting their 3G voice and data services which use universal paired (FDD) 3G spectrum. In addition, the technology supports network sharing to further reduce deployment and operational costs.

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About RipCode, Inc.

RipCode's transcoding solution is specifically designed for the next generation of Internet video, providing a powerful dual-application infrastructure solution for delivering video on-demand and real-time video streaming. RipCode's On-Demand and Real-Time Stream Transcoding applications are powered by its high density, high concurrency Video Transcoding Appliance and supported by RipCode's extensive suite of video applications and Web 2.0 workflow solutions.

Built to address the high-availability needs of today's new media market, RipCode's On-Demand and Real-Time Stream Transcoding solutions enable the cross-marketing of content over a variety of channels including mobile video, mobile broadcast, Internet video and IPTV – for the greatest flexibility in expanding video delivery and increasing revenue opportunities.

Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, RipCode is privately held and backed by leading venture capital firms including Hunt Ventures, Vesbridge Partners, El Dorado Ventures and ATA Ventures. For more information, visit

RipCode is a trademark of RipCode, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective corporations.

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