ALTO H.264 / MPEG-4 Encoder
Product Fact Sheet
Product ALTO is the industry’s first two-channel MPEG-4 encoder in a 1RU chassis and
Overview offers the next step in optimizing bandwidth utilization for digital video broadcast
Product ALTO provides operators with advanced features and benefits including:
and Business Video and audio coding gains: ALTO improves bandwidth utilization by more
Benefits than 50% for MPEG-2 encoding and 30% over the competition while maintaining
the high-quality output necessary for cable and IPTV deployments.
Programmable: ALTO extends EGT’s legacy of efficient and programmable
design, making it an ideal solution for operators looking to expand their service
offering, while planning for transitions to fully IP delivered HDTV programming.
Pre-processing and pre-filtering capabilities: The effectiveness of ALTO’s
advanced encoding algorithms produce the highest quality coded video at the
lowest bit rate. SD output is 1MBps and HD output is 6MBps, content
Simultaneous ASI and IP outputs: Enables operators to seamlessly transition
from ASI networks to IP networks.
Applications TV over DSL: Allows xDSL operators to provide television services over low
bit rate networks.
IPTV Video Transport: Allows operators to use advanced IP networks to
deliver fully robust and cost effective video services over flexible IP
IP Backhaul: Utilizes the flexibility of an IP network to transmit content
between remote locations, providing a cost effective alternative to satellite
Digital Conversion: Provides operators with superior digital content for
optimal bandwidth usage.
Industries Cable Operators
Served Telco Video Operators
Technology H.264 Main Profile @ Level 3 encoding
Supported Simultaneous ASI and IP transport output
Supports CHORUS closed-loop statistical rate control
Fully modular with hot-swappable processor and interface hardware
Motion compensated temporal filtering, advanced noise filtering
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Integrated ProMPEG FEC
Optional transcoding from MPEG-2
Up to four stereo audio channels per video service
Intuitive web-based management and SNMP support
Customer EGT offers standard customer and technical support Monday through Friday
Support from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST and premium support around the clock.
Customers may contact customer support at (866) 348-7778 or
Availability ALTO is available directly through EGT and through distribution partners in North
America, Europe and Asia Pacific. EGT may be contacted at email@example.com
or (404) 591-4800.
Media Contact Heather Graham
Trevelino/Keller Communications Group
EGT ALTO August 2005