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On-Air licenses MainConcept codec

11 December 2006

MainConcept has licensed its MPEG-2 codec technology to On-Air Systems. The MPEG encoder and decoder will be included as standard features in all new versions of On-Air Systems’ rapidly evolving ‘K’ Series, including its fourth generation playout system, playKast, and its ingest system Kapture.

On-Air Systems reasons that by having open platforms and a wider range of codecs, customers have greater choice, and On-Air can implement playout solutions that are compatible to more third party systems. The MainConcept collaboration has allowed the K-Series products to be upgraded from SD to HD ingest and playout without significant development effort.

“MainConcept is an easy company to do business with” said Mark Errington, CEO and owner of On-Air Systems Limited. “They supplied us with an excellent toolkit that allowed us to complete a rapid development of our software. We wanted to ensure we had the most up to date features available and working with the market leading codec developer as our partner we know we can provide our customers with what they want now and in the future”.

“Our cooperation with On-Air Systems allows more and more clients to benefit from MainConcept’s ultra-fast, high-quality MPEG codec technology,” said Markus Moenig, CEO and founder of MainConcept. “We are proud and delighted that On-Air Systems, with its reputation for only accepting the highest quality and efficiency for their products, has chosen MainConcept as its MPEG provider.”

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