State-of-the-Art Qatar National Convention Center Supports Real-Time Video Streaming With Visionary Solutions’ AVN Encoders

High-Density AVN220 and AVN443HD Encoding Solutions Offer Energy Efficiencies While Delivering High-Quality Video Streams

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Aug. 21, 2012 — Visionary Solutions Inc. today announced that the Qatar National Convention Center (QNCC) in Doha, Qatar, has selected Visionary Solutions’ AVN220 and AVN443HD encoders to support real-time streaming of SD and HD video and audio signals cost-effectively during live events and conferences. Leveraging the exceptional performance, high-quality H.264 encoding, low up-front cost, and energy-saving capabilities of the AVN encoders, QNCC is able to offer innovative A/V services within one of world’s first public venues built to the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) Gold Certification standard.

QNCC selected Svetlost Teatar, a leading A/V systems designer and integrator with experience connecting theater and related technologies, to facilitate the installation. Working with Svetlost Teatar, QNCC engineers seamlessly integrated the AVN encoding systems into the facility’s IP network, without the need of any additional infrastructure for A/V transport, thus reducing operational expenses. Both the AVN220 and AVN443HD encoding solutions stream SD and HD video and audio over a local area network that runs throughout the entire complex to support regional and international conventions, exhibitions, gala events, concerts, theatrical productions, and banquets hosted at the QNCC.

“Visionary Solutions’ AVN encoding solution was the perfect choice for the live video streaming needs at QNCC, thanks to its ultra-dense design and sophisticated H.264 compression technology, which reduce costs as well as deliver a superior-quality video stream in real time,” said Dejan Ljubisavljevic, senior R&D manager, Svetlost Teatar. “The new high-quality A/V technological infrastructure, powered by Visionary Solutions’ encoding, has already supported more than 130 world-class events in just seven short months.”

The QNCC is utilizing the AVN220 encoders to compress SD video into MPEG-2 real-time streams. In addition, AVN443HD encoders deliver a full-frame rate SD or HD IP video stream using standard H.264 hardware compression and optimized transmission technology. Each encoder consumes less than 5 watts of power and efficiently dissipates heat, without sacrificing performance or video quality, making them the ideal choice for QNCC’s green-technology facility.

“We’re proud to partner with the Qatar National Convention Center and Visionary Solutions on this cutting-edge technology facility,” said Dmitrovic Milos, system integrator, Svetlost Teatar. “Visionary Solutions’ encoding systems were extremely easy to integrate within the QNCC’s existing IP network, as well as with a variety of external devices for a flawless installation.”

The AVN220 and AVN443HD are housed in the MPP1700 Media Processing platform. The MPP1700 provides a high-density rackmount chassis with an optional dual-redundant power supply. It is capable of holding up to 17 single slot encoder blades, or a combination of dual- and single-slot blades.

“The Qatar National Convention Center sets the standard for technological innovation and efficiency,” said Mike Piper, vice president of marketing at Visionary Solutions. “We understand the challenges that today’s A/V operators face in delivering excellent streaming video quality while simultaneously decreasing operational costs. The AVN family of encoders is designed to consume far less energy than typical encoding solutions, in addition to delivering an unmatched price-performance ratio and superior video quality.”

More information about Visionary Solutions Inc. and the company’s products is available at www.vsicam.com.

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About Svetlost Teatar (www.steatar.rs)
Svetlost Teatar is a turn-key solution company that specializes in theater and related technologies. With offices in Belgrade and Moscow, Svetlost Teatar has been involved in more than 100 projects in past 16 years, including 19,000 seat arenas and world famous operas.

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