Thailand's TOT uses Ateme for 4K encoding/decoding

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Neal Romanek
Delivery
July 4th 2017 at 1:27PM : By Neal Romanek

Ateme's Kyrion technology will help to deliver nine UHD contribution channels over IP

TOT (Telephone Organisation of Thailand), a leading telecommunications service in Thailand, is using Ateme Kyrion encoders and decoders to deliver nine 4K/UHD contribution channels over IP, which will allow delivery of high quality video delivery at a low latency of 130ms.

Ateme has been collaborating with TOT's network fro some time, but this is the first time the company will use Ateme 4K/UHD contribution technology for its primary distribution offer. 

Based on the Ateme fifth generation stream compression engine, the Kyrion encoder/decoder provides baseband video quality at minimum bitrates. This solution has been designed for contribution over satellite and IP networks, with features such as fast-boot, ultra-low latency, and ABR output. Kyrion offers a software-upgradable HEVC encoding option to support UHD video streaming as well as legacy MPEG2 to H264 compressions.

“Video quality has always been a hallmark of Ateme's strategy to provide customers with exceptional video quality for all broadcast standards and resolutions up to 4K, “said Xiao Zhang, sales manager for APAC region at Ateme. “By choosing our Kyrion pair, TOT acquires the best contribution solution that is fully upgradeable and future proof. The deployed system is able to embed new features on existing platforms which also increases the company’s return on investment.”

ATEME’s encoding technology was proven to be the best option available on the market. It gives us the ability to switch from a regular HD feed to a high quality 4K feed according to our needs by simply activating a license. Their unparalleled video quality at ultra-low latency, the ability to support HEVC via a simple software update and the reliability of their Kyrion line of products offers TOT flexibility and performance while improving operational orchestration, productivity and efficiency

said Saroj Phitapong, chief engineer of TOT