SysMaster Adds H.264 Video Compression Support for Exceptional IPTV Quality

Dramatic Improvements Demand no Additional Bandwidth Relative to MPEG4

WALNUT CREEK, CA, September 20, 2006 – SysMaster Corporation, the California-based leader in VoIP, IPTV, and Wireless products and solutions, has added advanced H.264 video compression support to its array of resources and offerings for service providers.

Also known as Advanced Video Coding (AVC), H.264 video compression is an innovative standard that enables delivery of high quality video at bit rates substantially lower relative to previous MPEG (Moving Picture Experts Group) standards, such as MPEG2 and MPEG4. A major objective of the H.264 standards is to achieve higher compression with moderate increase in complexity, so that H.264 implementations do not become prohibitively expensive.

SysMaster’s IPTV products were originally designed to support widely used MPEG4 compression, which allows delivery of high quality video over standard DSL and cable lines. Now, improved H.264 compression capabilities will enable service providers to deliver even higher video quality, including High Definition Television (HDTV) to their subscribers over those same lines without having to upgrade or add expensive bandwidth. Simple to implement and affordable, H.264 compression helps providers offer IPTV, Video-on-Demand, Pay-per-View and other triple play services over broadband lines with minimal capital investment, for greater revenue, customer satisfaction and competitive advantage.

Currently, SysMaster's support for H.264 video codec is available in its comboSwitch and iptvSwitch products. The company plans to release support for H.264 in its consumer premises device, Tornado M10, in the first quarter of 2007.

Catch SysMaster's advanced video capabilities at upcoming trade shows

SysMaster will demonstrate its innovative IPTV products at the forthcoming TelcoTV (November 6-8, 2006) and GITEX (November 18-22, 2006) tradeshows. Watch for details and updates arriving soon.

About SysMaster
SysMaster Corporation is a leading vendor of voice, video and data equipment, serving emerging and traditional telecoms and service providers. The company offers an extensive line of VoIP, IPTV, and Wireless products and solutions which enable service providers to build robust, scalable networks for delivery of next-generation services to their subscribers. SysMaster’s innovative solutions are widely deployed in over 60 countries worldwide. The company is headquartered in Walnut Creek, CA. For more information call 1-877-900-3993 in the US, 1-510-420-8837 outside the US, or visit www.sysmaster.com.

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