LAS VEGAS, NV - April 1999
CMI will be premiering the DVB Master - the next step in high
speed integrated DVB/ASI receive and send boards at NAB99
Sands Booth S4677. These PCI-BUS cards allow DVB-compliant
components from different manufacturers to work together more
Digital Video Broadcasting Standards Association created the
"DVB" interface standard to facilitate the integration of
MPEG-2 based video delivery from various manufacturers. Prior
to DVB, there were no universal standards for MPEG-2 transmission
so customers could not easily mix equipment from multiple
manufacturers, which dramatically limited their choices. DVB
defines standards for high definition television (HDTV), multiple
simultaneous standard definition television (SDTV), and communication
to mobile TV receivers with choice of broadcast, multicast
and/or unicast. By using a DVB interactive return channel,
enhanced user services can include customized web and television
content, distance learning, interactive ordering and more.
The CMI DVB Masters are DVB compatible and operate with the
major brands of MPEG-2 decoder and encoder cards.
Integrators can now create computer-based set-top boxes, IRDs
or video servers and transmission networks, which are more
flexible and customizable to their needs. DVB Masters can
pump data/images/video between systems at higher rates than
can be achieved using ATM (155 MBPS), FDDI (100 MBPS) or 100-baseT
Ethernet (100 MBPS). MPEG-2 or transport streams have built-in
error detection accurate to one part in 10 to the 13th power
- with DVB Masters.
Laszlo Zoltan, VP at CMI noted that "The DVB Masters are the
right products to fill a genuine present need. Broadcasters
have been asking us how to mix and match the best from each
supplier. We engineered these boards to do just that and run
on NT computers. With only 0.5% of the bandwidth dedicated
to overhead, you get fullest use of the pipe. These things
FLY! These products, based on Cypress Semiconductor's HOTLink
chips, can provide maximum speeds of 33.6 MegaBytes/second
at distances up to 200 meters over just a single coaxial cable
- so the possibilities and applications are wide open!"
The MPEG Shuttle from CMI is a revolutionary turn-key MPEG
video transmission that can easily incorporate DVB Masters
as part of a studio or other environment. DVB Masters are
ideal for Broadcasting, Satellite Links, Security Systems,
Video Servers, Distance Learning, Vision Systems, Cable TV,
Videoconferencing, Microwave Bypass, City/Harbor Traffic Cameras,
Machine Interface and OEM applications.
MPEG Shuttle, MPEG Conf, DVB Master and CMI are trademarks
of CMI Windows NT is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
DVB is used per the DVB Project, European Broadcasting Union.
HotLink is a trademark of Cypress Semiconductor.
CMI was founded in Silicon Valley by an ex-Intel manager who
wanted to focus on niche markets where CMI's skills and experience
would count most. CMI has been aggressively evolving communication
and broadcast transmission products for over seven years.
Since 1978, CMI has been providing engineering solutions to
a broad range of applications.
CMI is a leading provider of Imaging, Video, and IT Solutions.
We offer total solutions in these distinct, but related areas.
In each area we have a gathered unequaled expertise.
For more information, please contact:
11409 West Bernardo Court
San Diego, California 92127
Phone: (858) 613-1818
Fax: (858) 613-1815
or visit our website at www.dveo.com