May 9, 2006 Herzliya, Israel -- Optibase, a provider of digital head-end platforms including streaming gateway devices and MPEG encoders/decoders, announced that the CANAL+ Group, a pay TV operator in France, has chosen the Optibase IPTV platforms to provide video over IP capabilities throughout the operator's service area.
Optibase supplied CANAL+ with its integrated MGW 1100 platforms, which provide high quality video encoding and streaming functionalities. Optibase says its suite of management functionality complements the MGW 1100 by offering sophisticated control and motoring capabilities, while the platform's carrier-grade architecture ensures high availability, reliability, and robustness.
"We are proud to add CANAL+ Group to our list of broadcast customers," comments Udi Shani, vice president of international sales at Optibase. "With the Optibase platforms as part of its digital connectivity solutions, CANAL+ is assured of highly reliable quality video streaming."
"We had specific requirements for a flexible platform with time stamping capabilities," adds Marcel Violante, IT project manager at CANAL+. "Optibase's outstanding customer-oriented approach resulted in a solution perfect for our needs. Furthermore, smooth migration options ensure that we can easily expand and upgrade our services to ensure that we are at the forefront of video technology."