HERZLIYA, Israel & SEOUL, South Korea - July 6, 2006--Optibase, Ltd., a leading provider of advanced digital video solutions, today announced that Korea Highway Corporation (KHC) has integrated the Optibase MGW 5100 carrier-grade IPTV streaming platform to enable live video monitoring of the country's highways.
The Korea Highway Corporation has stationed analog video cameras alongside the highways to collect traffic information in real-time. The video feeds containing this information are delivered over a fiber network to centrally control information for processing and analyzing. The Optibase MGW 5100 encodes the feeds into both H.264 and Windows Media format for the delivery of high quality video streams, in real time, to KHC's Regional Control centers, monitoring the traffic conditions from afar.
Additionally, an on-board Windows Media Server, fully supported by the advanced architecture of the MGW 5100 platform and WMT encoders, enables viewing of traffic conditions on the KHC Web site using any PC or PDA running a Windows Media Player. This provides drivers with maximum traffic information before they approach the highways.
"KHC needed a solution that would enable streaming a large number of channels in low bit rates while maintaining superior quality," said S.T. Kim, general manager of Diginix, Optibase's partner in Korea. "The system had to be extremely stable as we rely on it to provide accurate information in real-time. The Optibase platform provided us with high quality encoding and streaming, and high availability and reliability, all packaged in a compact chassis that results in lower operating expenses. Furthermore, we can now easily monitor traffic conditions using a single management system which is a significant benefit."
"We are pleased to have an opportunity to demonstrate how our IPTV streaming solution is not only a major requirement of Telecom operators for IPTV deployments worldwide, but is also sought by corporations and agencies such as KHC that need high quality and high stability video applications," said Yossi Aloni, vice president of marketing at Optibase. "Through close cooperation with our partners we have provided a sophisticated video system tailored to KHC's needs."
Samsung Networks provided integration for the video deployment.