Media Excel Announces iPhone Support

Media Excel, which provides transcoding solutions for Mobile TV, Web TV & IPTV, has announced iPhone live streaming support for its award-winning HERA 4000 encoder/transcoder product line. The announcement follows a round of successful trials with select mobile operators around the world and, the company says, enables seamless, high quality live video delivery to the iPhone via a streaming server (RTSP) or through a web server (HTTP).
HERA 4000 uses Media Excels hardware transcoding solution,n running on digital media processors based on DaVinci technology from Texas Instruments, to deliver high quality transcoding services to consumer devices. HERA 4000 appliances are field-upgradeable, and the new feature is available as a free upgrade to existing Hera 4000 customers. 
iPhone enables an exciting set of features for live video delivery, and HERA 4000 allows operators and content aggregators alike to take full advantage of those immediately, says Media Excel Product Manager, Nikos Kyriopoulos. HERA 4000 is the first solution to intrinsically support iPhones streaming protocol, including segmentation, encryption and network rate adaptation.”