Multichannel News announced today the 14 firms awarded for new tech products and services. This is what they uncovered about Drake.
With the new PEG-NE24-IP and PEG-NE24-IP-C encoders, Drake seeks to meet cable operators’ demand for economical and reliable distribution of local public, educational and government channels in high-definition. By significantly lowering operating costs, these new desktop HD-ready encoders enable operators to meet franchise obligations to carry free local access channels, but with greatly improved picture quality. The PEG-NE24-IP delivers this unlikely combination of exceptional, but economical, video quality by incorporating advanced encoding and networking technology that enable distribution at lower bit rates over fiber networks. Cable operators and telcos can efficiently transport video and audio from origination — think local high-school football games or town hall meetings — back to the headend for rebroadcast to subscribers. The encoder can also be configured with streaming video. – See more at MCN.