Version 3.50 of Envivio’s on-demand transcoding software, Envivio Muse On-Demand, offers “significant improvements” in file-to-file transcoding speed, the company says, as much as 35 percent in internal testing against platforms that require hardware acceleration…Next month, wireless-tower provider O2 Secure Wireless Inc. will begin a 60-day test of new wireless broadband equipment on its recently completed fiber backhaul installation at the corporate retail location in Palm Coast. The company will test the total coverage area and signal strength for indoor and outdoor coverage as well as the different antennas and amplifiers. Once they meet or exceed the specifications of the manufacturers’ technical data, O2 “will approve the purchase of the equipment and begin building out the Palm Coast market area,” it adds…Sentry Edge II, the latest offering in the Tektronix line of Sentry Video Quality Monitors, detects RF modulation and transport-stream errors generated by equipment errors or failures before issues affect subscribers. Operators can use Sentry Edge II at the hub, headend or wherever QAM is used; and they can choose from two high-density models (four or eight tuners), both designed to minimize rack space and power costs…The Espial TV Browser version 6.0 will be pre-integrated on Panasonic’s semiconductor Business Group chipset technology, and it features a comprehensive range of sophisticated technologies like HTML5 and Adobe Flash. The browser supports multiple tabs and visual thumbnails for favorites; it also features a customized virtual keyboard for on-screen navigation, enabling users to access product menus, social media, interactive advertising, email, chat and video games.

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