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Envivio Delivers Stunning Live and On Demand HD Video to New Apple iPad

Encoding Innovator Provides Highest Quality Viewing Experience for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch from Single Delivery Platform

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Envivio Inc. today announced that its 4Caster C4(2) video encoding/transcoding platform now offers comprehensive support for Apple iPad, enabling delivery of live and on demand high definition (HD) TV services over Wi-Fi and 3G networks for Apple's exciting new device. Available for both the 4Caster C4 and 4Caster C4(2), the enhancement further expands the flexibility of the industry's leading Three Screens video delivery platform, which already powers network operator and over the top TV services for the iPhone, including premium Pay TV, sports and movie content for operators in Europe, coverage of the Olympics and NHL hockey in Canada, and telecomm Mobile TV services worldwide.

New iPad owners can experience the quality of the Envivio video delivery platform for themselves by visiting the Envivio website at www.envivio.com and signing up for a free demonstration of HD and SD live streams. Envivio will also utilize the iPad in its Mobile TV and On Demand demonstrations during NAB 2010 (Booth SU4302), April 12-15 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

"Apple devices have been tremendously influential in driving consumer interest in Mobile TV services," said Julien Signes, President and CEO at Envivio. "The combination of Apple's brilliant displays and adaptive streaming technology with Envivio's video over IP platform and compression technology deliver the quality of experience that has driven most successful Mobile TV service launches to date. One only has to look at to the reviews posted to iTunes by users themselves to see the importance that quality has on capturing the interest of subscribers. The iPad promises to open entirely new dimensions of content consumption and Envivio is pleased to deliver the engine that will power that opportunity."

The upgrade for the 4Caster C4(2) takes full advantage of the vivid 9.7-inch LED-backlit iPad display by delivering HD video that is perfectly formatted for the iPad at up to 720p resolution. The exclusive multi-profile output of the 4Caster C4(2) offers the capability to simultaneously service iPads and iPhones, as well as PCs, smartphones and other devices, for unmatched service density. 4Caster C4(2) ingests up to eight IP, four analog or four SDI channel sources and simultaneously encodes and protects the content in multiple profiles using Envivio H264 Extreme(TM) Compression, regarded as the industry's highest quality video codec. This multi-profile encoding enables Apples' adaptive streaming functionality, ensuring the best continuous picture quality regardless of fluctuations in network bandwidth for an exceptional viewing experience.

The iPad support upgrade is available through a simple firmware upgrade to customers with an Envivio Silver or Gold support plan using 4Caster C4(2) systems in Mobile TV or Internet TV configurations. For information about extending other configurations visit www.envivio.com. Complete information about Envivio 4Caster C4(2) is also available at the Envivio website.

About Envivio

Envivio makes the world's video content universally enjoyable by all viewers, on any device, across any network, at any time. Since its founding in 2000 as an inventor of video encoding technology, Envivio has amassed dozens of patents, pioneered video-over-IP methods, and continually led with support for emerging technology. Today Envivio solutions deliver millions of content streams to hundreds of different styles of mobile phones, set top boxes, and PC platforms, on behalf of content owners, telecom operators, cable and satellite companies and mobile service providers in every market in the world. Deployment and support are backed by a global staff that is familiar with local technical, regulatory and market guidelines encountered around the world. Envivio is headquartered in South San Francisco, California and has offices in Rennes, France; New York, New York; London, England; Beijing, China; Singapore and Tokyo, Japan.

Envivio is a registered trademark of Envivio Inc. All trademarks used herein, whether recognized or not, are the properties of their respective companies.

Source: Envivio Inc.

Posted by Shane Sturgeon, April 5, 2010 6:11 PM

About Shane Sturgeon

Shane Sturgeon is the Co-Publisher and Chief Technologist of HDTV Magazine, an industry publication with HDTV roots going back to 1984, when Dale Cripps founded The HDTV Newsletter. Today, HDTV Magazine is a leading online resource for HDTV news and information and captures the eyes and imaginations of over 3 million visitors annually. Mr. Sturgeon has a background in information technology and has served in various consulting capacities for Fortune 500 companies such as J.P. Morgan Chase, Verizon Communications, Proctor & Gamble and Nationwide Insurance. He has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Wright State University.