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26/06/2002

Pinnacle and PacketVideo deliver MPEG-4 to mobile devices

Pinnacle Systems have entered into a development partnership with PacketVideo to integrate standards-compliant MPEG-4 encoding capability into Pinnacle’s StreamFactory family of encoders.
The expanded offering enables StreamFactory to produce live and Video-on-Demand content for the commercial launch of mobilemedia services. PacketVideo’s MPEG-4 complements the RealNetworks, Microsoft Windows Media and optional Sorenson Media QuickTime for Windows formats available on StreamFactory.
“The MPEG-4 standard is quickly emerging as a compelling streaming video format for mobile media,” said Ron Nydam, Pinnacle Systems Broadband Business Manager. “By adding MPEG-4 encoding to StreamFactory, we are providing wireless service companies with a flexible, mixed-format, mission-critical encoding solution that meets both wired and wireless audio and video delivery requirements. We are pleased to partner with PacketVideo, a pioneer with in-depth understanding of the unique challenges presented by the delivery of media to mobile devices.”
StreamFactory products will implement support for MPEG-4 encoding in the same StreamFactory HTML interface whose flexibility, ease-of-use and remote management capability have made it popular with enterprise and carrier-class operations worldwide.
StreamFactory’s MultiStream functionality enables it to encode up to four simultaneous streams in any combination of MPEG-4, Real, Windows Media, and QuickTime formats.
Ed Knapp, PacketVideo Chief Technology Officer, said: "StreamFactory, when combined with PacketVideo’s pvServer, provides a robust content encoding and delivery solution that is scalable to increasing numbers of mobile users.”
MPEG-4/PacketVideo-enabled StreamFactory systems and upgrades for existing customers are available through Pinnacle’s worldwide network of Broadband Solutions resellers starting this July.
PacketVideo Corporation is a leading provider of carrier-class software that enables mobilemedia. PacketVideo’s standards-based software products enable the distribution of one and two-way video, high-quality audio, animation and rich graphics over wireless networks to mobile devices such as phones and personal digital assistants
Founded in 1986 and based in Mountain View, California, Pinnacle Systems supplies the most comprehensive choice of digital video tools for broadcasters, video professionals, and home-users.
PacketVideo, www.pv.com
Pinnacle Systems, www.pinnaclesys.com
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