Intros Broadcast-Quality MPEG Inc. this week unveiled the Osprey-2000M,
a new product from its Osprey Technologies Division, which provides MPEG2
video and MPEG1 video and audio to network video applications such as
streaming video on corporate intranets.’s Osprey cards are used to create Internet streaming video with
Microsoft’s Windows Media and RealNetworks RealSystem G2 products. The new
Osprey-2000M is an MPEG encoder/decoder offering bit rates from 1Mbit to
15Mbit for broadcast-quality video. The Osprey-2000M features elementary,
program and transport streams with resolutions up to full D1.
selected VisionTech’s KFIR chip as the
primary encoding engine for this new Osprey line of MPEG-enabled video
capture and compression cards.

This latest addition to the industry leading Osprey product line will be
available to select application developers, OEMs and system integrator
customers in March. will demonstrate the Osprey-2000M at the
National Association of Broadcasters trade show in Las Vegas in April.

“An increase in available bandwidth solutions for corporate, government and
educational networks, has created a growing demand for uncompromised video
quality,” said Neal Page, vice president and general manager of’s Osprey Technologies Division. “Osprey has long been recognized
as the streaming industry’s de facto standard for video capture cards and
codecs. The combination of Osprey technology and VisionTech’s new
leading-edge KFIR chip enables the Osprey-2000M to deliver performance and
quality which will drive this dynamic segment of the streaming industry.”

“VisionTech has raised the bar in MPEG performance, quality and price with
its new KFIR chip”, said Brian Lemelman, vice president of corporate
development for Vision Tech. “By partnering with’s Osprey
Technologies Division, we have found the perfect complement with their
leading position in the streaming industry and expertise in product design
and development.”

The Osprey-2000M works in a variety of platform environments, including
Win2000, NT, Solaris and Linux. Additional versions of the card are in
development. Products and features will include the Osprey-2000M/Pro, with
digital video and audio I/O, and the Osprey-2000M/DVPro, with both digital
video and audio I/O, and DV inputs.

“This broadband trend will continue, and Osprey is responding with products
that deliver the highest quality video for these networks,” Page said. “A recent series of non-disclosure presentations on these products were received enthusiastically and we are looking forward to working with
application developers utilizing the Osprey-2000M.”

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