Exatel Visual Systems, Inc.



Cost-Effective, High-Performance, Standards-Based Product For Digital Video Distribution and Broadcast Applications

Las Vegas, NV - April 10, 2000 - Exatel Visual Systems, Inc., provider of digital video encoding solutions, offers the DVN-2000, a professional quality, stand alone MPEG-2 encoder at unprecedented price of $8000.

Utilizing the latest technology available, combined with innovative architecture the DVN-2000 delivers unsurpassed performance at appealing price. Compliance with industry standards enables rapid integration into any digital video network. Packaged in a compact, 19 inch, 1U, rack mounted chassis makes it also ideal for mobile and News Gathering applications.

"The DVN-2000 addresses the needs of companies who are looking for a low cost, high performance MPEG-2 encoders," states Eli Warsawski, President of Exatel Inc. "With its innovative architecture, the DVN-2000 provides unsurpassed performance and versatility at a price far lower than other MPEG-2 professional encoders available today." Since its introduction at the IBC'99 the DVN-2000 was well received by the industry.

The DVN-2000 accepts a variety of video signals including Composite, S-video, SDI in both PAL and NTSC formats. Audio input support includes two balanced analog as well as AES/EBU digital channels.

The DVN-2000 uses an adaptive field/frame MPEG-2 Main Profile @ Main Level algorithm, achieving a variable bit rate of 256Kbps-24Mbps. The audio and video data is encoded in real-time and the compressed data is transmitted using the DVB-ASI/SPI (SMPTE-310M is optional). It performs real time multiplexing and complies with industry standards, providing compatibility with a wide range of distribution applications. 

A front panel LCD display and keypad provide a user-friendly operator interface for direct control. An RS232 serial interface supports remote control applications.
The product is targeted at terrestrial and satellite television broadcast, Digital News Gathering (FNG/ENG/DSNG) and other video distribution and multicast applications.

For more information, please visit Exatel at NAB Booth #I6727 or contact us by Phone (781-221-7400), Fax (781-221-7407), Email, or on the World Wide Web (www.Exatel.net).

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Exatel is a privately held company with operating offices in Boston, MA and Rehovot, Israel. The company is dedicated to providing high quality video and audio technology solutions for the video distribution markets. Exatel develops innovative hardware and software products and provides systems engineering services to its target markets, including Broadcast, Remote Training and Internet applications. 

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