The EDIUS HD system will be available in June 2004 through certified Canopus broadcast resellers
Canopus Corporation also announced MediaEdge2, the latest version of its network-based video distribution system. Supporting MPEG-1, MPEG-2, and now MPEG-4, MediaEdge2 provides a multi-channel, multi-location video delivery solution using standard TCP/IP networks and display devices. MediaEdge2 offers a cost-effective method of distributing high-quality video content to multiple PC and set-top box clients. Canopus will unveil MediaEdge2 in booth #SL5805 at this week's NAB2004 convention in Las Vegas.
Designed as a compact network device, the MediaEdge-STB2 set-top box operates as an MPEG decoding unit. Connecting to a standard Ethernet network and providing both S-Video and composite RCA outputs, MediaEdge-STB2 units include a full-featured remote control to navigate through dynamically updated, Web-styled content menus generated by the MediaEdge server. The remote control also provides volume, pause, search back and search forward functions. MediaEdge-STB2 units can also be controlled remotely from the server.
MediaEdge2 server software, set-top boxes and the new MVRD4000 will be available from Canopus and its authorized resellers in May 2004.