IBM streams HD video

3Mbit/s speed achieved

A new encoding system that offers the ability to stream HD video at 3Mbit/s is being launched by IBM.

The system was developed by IBM and Broadcast International. It uses a combination of Broadcast International's encoding software and a BladeCenter server featuring IBM's CellBE processor. It is claimed that this combination allows for an 80% reduction in the amount of bandwidth needed to stream HD videos.

"Our demonstrations shatter the bandwidth barrier completely, offering unprecedented compression and transcoding in both live and real-time environments," Broadcast International chief executive Ron Tiede says.

Tiede says the software is upgradable.

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