RGB Networks has announced that Horizon Telcom, a telecommunications provider serving rural southern Ohio for the past 115 years, is using RGB’s Video Multiprocessing Gateway (VMG) to dramatically increase the number of high definition television (HDTV) channels that it offers its IPTV subscribers. Horizon has deployed the VMG in its Chillicothe, Ohio headquarters which serves all of its service areas, including 25,000 subscribers in 13 Southern Ohio counties.??

The fact that the majority of the new HD programming available to Horizon is delivered in MPEG-2 caused an issue for the operator, whose IPTV service is based on MPEG-4/H.264. This situation created the need for a transcoding solution to convert the incoming MPEG-2 streams to MPEG-4/H.264.

The VMG is a complete IPTV solution that uniquely combines multiple video processing functions, including transcoding and ad insertion, with the ability to process over 400 video streams simultaneously. Performing multiple processing applications on so many video streams enables IPTV providers to simplify their network architecture and greatly reduces per-stream processing costs, enabling faster and broader deployment of services with reduced complexity. The VMG uses a modular, carrier-class chassis with exceptional redundancy features to ensure reliable delivery and scalable deployments.

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