ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TANDBERG Television, part of the Ericsson Group (NASDAQ:ERIC), today announced that it will be awarded a Technology & Engineering Emmy® Award from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in recognition of TANDBERG Television’s pioneering development and deployment of MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding (AVC) systems for high definition television (HDTV). The award will be formally presented to TANDBERG Television at a ceremony held during the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Las Vegas in January 2009.
“We are immensely proud that the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has recognized the central role TANDBERG Television has played in the growing success of HDTV. Being awarded an Emmy for our pioneering development of MPEG-4 AVC HD is a tribute to our vision and to the talent and dedication of our engineering team,” says Eric Cooney, President of TANDBERG Television. “We made a bold, early investment in HD MPEG-4 AVC, giving us a significant market lead, and we have built on that early momentum. Today, the high quality compression performance of our MPEG-4 AVC HD solution continues to lead the market and is enabling a number of operators to introduce and expand outstanding HD viewing experiences.”
TANDBERG Television’s MPEG-4 AVC HDTV solution has enabled a paradigm shift from standard to high definition programming for large-scale, multi-channel service offerings. The company publicly launched the world’s first encoder at IBC in September 2004 and subsequently introduced the first complete MPEG-4 AVC HD broadcasting system, bringing together encoders, transport layer multiplexers, statistical multiplexing, redundancy switching, control and monitoring, at NAB in April 2005.
The Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards honor achievements in two areas: Science Engineering & Technology for Broadcast Television, which includes broadcast, cable and satellite distribution; and Broadband and Personal Television encompassing interactive television, gaming technology, the Internet, cell phone, private networks, and personal media players. A blue ribbon panel of industry professionals reviews and recommends technologies and potential awardees.
About TANDBERG Television
TANDBERG Television, part of the Ericsson Group, delivers the multimedia technology and expertise that is moving digital video forward. Whether it's advanced compression systems, on-demand or content distribution, the company's award-winning solutions are used by the world's leading broadcasters, operators and programmers to deliver new viewer experiences and advertising opportunities. With a broad suite of open, standards-based products, TANDBERG Television offers the highest quality solutions for Digital TV, HDTV, VOD, and IPTV. For more information, please visit www.tandbergtv.com
Ericsson is the world's leading provider of technology and services to telecom operators. The market leader in 2G and 3G mobile technologies, Ericsson supplies communications services and manages networks that serve more than 195 million subscribers. The company’s portfolio comprises mobile and fixed network infrastructure, and broadband and multimedia solutions for operators, enterprises and developers. The Sony Ericsson joint venture provides consumers with feature-rich personal mobile devices.
Ericsson is advancing its vision of ‘communication for all’ through innovation, technology, and sustainable business solutions. Working in 175 countries, more than 70,000 employees generated revenue of USD 27.9 billion (SEK 188 billion) in 2007. Founded in 1876 and headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, Ericsson is listed on OMX Nordic Exchange Stockholm and NASDAQ.