Thomson Video Networks has added Dolby audio processing and MPEG-DASH support for the ViBE VS7000 video system, its "anything in, anything out" encoding/transcoding platform for Web TV, over-the-top (OTT) services, IPTV and cable delivery.

The ViBE VS7000 video system now provides a full range of Dolby audio technologies. Formerly available with AAC, HE-AAC, and MPEG-1 Layer II audio features, it now features Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby Digital encoding and decoding as well as Dolby Digital to Dolby Digital Plus transcoding for surround-sound capability.

In addition to the streaming formats already available (Adobe Flash, Apple HTTP Live Streaming and Microsoft Smooth Streaming), the ViBE VS7000 now offers the MPEG-DASH (dynamic adaptive streaming over HTTP) standard, the first version of which was ratified in November 2011.

“As a member of the DASH Promoters Group, Thomson Video Networks strongly believes this new standard will help to address the dramatic growth of Internet video delivery by defining a universal, standardized delivery format,” Thomson says. “Dolby has proposed extensions to the current standard in order to have DASH support Dolby Digital Plus, bringing the capability to deliver multichannel, high-quality audio to a broad range of connected devices.”

The ViBE VS7000 will be showcased next week at the NAB Show in Las Vegas in both the Thomson Video Networks and the Dolby booths, showing Dolby Digital Plus multichannel audio and MPEG-DASH streaming.

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