bill c. >>I believe ' AMTX in trialing over-seas with VOD..<<|
Bill - This is not the Pyramid Siemens Nixdorf Co. deal, and it's a little dated, but New to the Board....
From the Amati thread :
Did I post the story on Samsung? Humm maybe not.. What the He!!
I passed through the Seoul on my last fishing trip, I found they spell phonically, though I won't hold it against them :)) JW@KSC
VOD Trial Service start
Samsung Electronics start VOD trail service for Yoido 50 Households
Samsung Electronics Co. launched VOD trial service yesterday at Yoido Seoul Korea targeting 50 households April 8, Samsung Electronics Co. had opening ceremony of VOD trial service at Multi-media Information Center in Yoido, Seoul, provided that it will conduct the service until September targeting 50 households selected from Eun-ha, Dae-kyo, Kong-jak, Kwang-jang, Han-sung apartments in Yoido. Korea Telcom(KT) offers fiber optic cables and telephone lines for the
implementation of the service, whose official name is 'Eye Vision', and Samsung Electronics provides VOD supporting equipments such as set top box, ATM switch and video server.
Samsung explains VOD service is cost effective and can be put on
commercial basis at once while it transmits MPEG1 compressed images(150 times faster than existing modem) through common telephone lines without installing separate fiber optic cables. The most noticeable point is that it introduced a new era of super speed transmission and mass capacity of VOD service by connecting 155Mbps ATM switch to generic Level 1 gateway for the first time around the world.
Samsung has assigned 40 engineers for the system development since 94
and succeeded in developing it's own ATM switch, set top box and ADSL
modem technology for VOD. Furthermore, the company is planning to
produce competitive products by joining strategic partnership in early
stage with Digital, GI and Amaty which are core VOD server and
transmission technology leaders. The service offers about 70 movies,
dramas and documentaries, 16 educational programs and 400 karaoke
programs at free of charge and is expected to expand to 500 households
in near future.
Distinctive from the existing CATV service, every household can select
programs around the clock by connecting set top boxes connected to TV
sets to VOD service network.