Utah Air National Guard picks Optibase for IPTV

Feb. 16, 2010
FEBRUARY 16, 2010 -- Optibase (NASDAQ:OBAS) says that the Utah Air National Guard will deploy Optibase IPTV platforms that stream up to 248 H.264 video channels, including feeds received from satellite, cable systems, and cameras, to base employees, both on and off base.

FEBRUARY 16, 2010 -- Optibase (NASDAQ:OBAS) says that the Utah Air National Guard will deploy Optibase IPTV platforms that stream up to 248 H.264 video channels, including feeds received from satellite, cable systems, and cameras, to base employees, both on and off base.

The IPTV network will be designed to enable real-time information-sharing and collaboration between Utah Air National Guard personnel in the field and those on base during emergency events, as well as for exercises and routine operations. It will provide a secure means to distribute classified content and serve as a robust, easy-to-access platform for training sessions and informational presentations, according to Optibase. The system also will allow employees to monitor news and satellite TV channels on their PC workstations.

The Optibase gear includes five MGW 5100 multi-channel encoders, which together can stream up to 124 channels. Secondary stream functionality doubles streaming capacity to 248 streams at two different bit-rates, says Optibase. MGW platforms are integrated with the Cluster Manager, Optibase's professional management suite. The system offers full N+K redundancy and video matrix control capabilities, effectively eliminating single point-of-failure scenarios, according to the company.

Meanwhile the Optibase EZ TV System application suite will manage and deliver all of the streamed channels to all PCs on-base and to PCs off base over the Internet.

“Utah Air National Guard is responsible for providing the Air Force’s tactical airlift support, combat communications functions, and aero medical evacuations, as well as for meeting the needs of the state of Utah in the event of natural disasters or civil disturbance. Optibase’s IPTV solution will ensure we maintain reliable systems for communicating essential information and collaborating with the field during emergency events,” said an unidentified spokesperson of the Utah Air National Guard.

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