Flash Networks Announces Mobile Video Transcoder Version 2.0

Flash Networks announces a new version of its Harmony Transcoder with the ability to optimize new video formats and measure real-time service quality.

London, October 17, 2011 – Flash Networks, a leading global provider of intelligent mobile Internet solutions, announced today a new version of its Harmony Transcoder with the ability to optimize new video formats such as HTML5, Ultra HD, as well as 3D videos, and measure in real-time the quality of service to ensure a positive user experience. Flash Networks will be presenting the challenges and solutions for video optimization at the Mobile Video Summit, October 18th in London.

According to data collected by Flash Networks from mobile operators around the globe, video bitrates, and therefore also video volumes, have more than doubled in the last 18 months. In addition, further congestion is predicted from new formats such as 3D video, a small yet increasing segment of video traffic that has twice the bitrate of normal 2D video on average.

Flash Networks’ Harmony Transcoder provides the smoothest possible viewing based on real-time network conditions and measures the end-to-end user experience during transcoding to ensure adherence to quality standards. The transcoder further varies the level of optimization and dynamically transrates the video in real-time or offline depending on network conditions. This new version, which has significantly higher capacity, supports the widest variety of formats including HD, Ultra HD and 3D, and dynamic adaptive streaming schemes including the leading delivery methods from Apple, Adobe, and Microsoft.

“With new standards such as 3D video and ultra high definition gradually penetrating the market, optimization solutions are becoming an increasingly important focus for mobile operators,” said Merav Bahat, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Flash Networks. “As pioneers in the mobile video optimization market, we were the first to introduce advanced video optimization capabilities to mobile operators worldwide, and we continue to evolve our solution in response to market changes and maintain our competitive edge.”

Flash Networks’ Video Optimization and Transcoder is part of the Harmony Mobile Internet Services Gateway which enables operators to enhance user quality of experience, reduce operational expenses, and manage and monetize access to the open Internet by applying best-in-class services to mobile data traffic.

About Flash Networks
Flash Networks is a global provider of intelligent mobile Internet solutions that enable operators to improve quality of experience, reduce network operational expenses, and manage and monetize the mobile Internet. Providing a faster, safer, richer, and more personalized user experience, Flash Networks’ Harmony Mobile Internet Services Gateway helps operators achieve significant cost savings through intelligent data traffic optimization, and applies intelligent policies for targeted marketing and charging. With offices in Europe, Asia, and North America, Flash Networks' installed base of top-tier mobile carriers includes O2, Orange, SingTel Group, T-Mobile, Telefónica, and Wind. For more information, visit www.flashnetworks.com.

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