Motorola has been selected by RC Technologies, a provider of telecommunications services in South Dakota, to provide its Astria content processor and Astria video services processor head-end technologies. This will allow RC to deliver video content wirelessly to subscribers in the northeastern portion of the state.
Using a Motorola Astria content processor head-end to provide bandwidth-efficient advanced compression technologies, RC plans to deliver more than 90 channels of video over its core internet protocol (IP) fiber network.
At the edge of the network, Motorola’s Astria video services processor will convert the IP channels to digital RF for delivery over coax or the multipoint, multichannel distribution service (MMDS) network, depending upon location. As a result, customers in RC’s service area will have more choice in video service providers.
In addition to providing the core video processing technologies, Motorola will provide integration and project management for all head-end components, including conditional access, multiplexing and set-top testing.