June 15, 2015
By Rechelle Tangcangco
During the 28th Southeast Asian Games, hosted by Singapore, 7,000 athletes from 11 nations compete in over 400 events. CAT streams the majority of events to Thailand using ATEME Kyrion encoders and decoders.
The Kyrion is a future-proof solution, with a HEVC software upgrade option and pay as you grow support: SD to HD to UHD, and MPEG2 to H.264 to HEVC. All advanced features are included, as well as added value features such as ultra-fast boot, and integrated Automatic Repeat reQuest (ARQ). The Kyrion is based on the ATEME 5th Generation STREAM compression engine, and delivers the highest video quality at minimum bitrates with ultra-low latency.
“The Kyrion solution provides us with premium video quality at a low bitrate, making IP contribution a viable option” said Apisit Srikeawbawon, Section Manager Satellite and Data at CAT. “With the Kyrion H.264 15Mbps quality, we are able to provide an exceptional viewing experience while reducing our link OPEX.”
“The Kyrion encoders and decoders have been designed for contribution over any network, both IP and satellite, while still supporting all current and future CODECs” said Emmanuel Boureau, Vice President of Sales at ATEME. “We are excited to support the games this year, and look forward to next years’ games, where we’ll provide CAT with the HEVC software upgrade, to further reduce the link OPEX”.