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Ateme launches Kyrion CM5000 contribution encoder

Ateme Kyrion CM5000 contribution encoder

ATEME, a world leader in video compression systems, announced today the launch of a new encoder dedicated to broadcast contribution. The Kyrion CM5000, to be demonstrated and launched at the 2012 International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands (6-11 September), offers Digital Satellite News Gathering operators the latest in encoding technology within a device set to delight its day to day users.

Rémi Beaudouin, Director of Product Marketing at ATEME, says: "We have developed this new model with a single purpose: Placing the operator at the heart of the design process. This translates in a long list of new features and enhancements. The CM5000 can be distinguished by its very comprehensive front panel – which includes video monitoring - the ergonomics of its user interface, and a lot of details, specific to truck or flight-case operation, such as shortcuts to reduce the set-up time. The CM5000 weighs less, consumes less power, boots faster and operates more silently than our other contribution models. Yet it is definitely a Kyrion, leveraging our unique FPGA encoding core and ready to receive our latest firmware for video quality enhancements and encoding delay optimization."

The Kyrion CM5000 Encoder is available in three main configurations: Single channel, single channel with built in satellite modulator, or dual channel.

Other exhibits at ATEME’s IBC stand will include:

  • A combination of the Kyrion distribution MPEG-2/MPEG-4 encoders with the SR1000 rate allocator, the ideal solution for terrestrial and satellite broadcasters that need to squeeze more channels in a mux without compromising video quality
  • TITAN file and live transcoding for multiple screens: The demonstration will expose TITAN compression performance using EAVC4 – ATEME’s latest software encoding core – in comparison with market alternatives
  • and a demonstration of HEVC encoding, the upcoming compression standard, on one of the very first 4K TV displays commercially available.