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Tech Mahindra to provide video-related testing services for Microsoft

Zafar Anjum | July 11, 2011
Sets up a test lab in collaboration with Microsoft at its Bangalore facility.

Tech Mahindra has been selected by Microsoft to set up an authorised Encoder Conformance Testing Lab (ECT Lab) for video encoders used in deployment of IPTV solutions on Microsoft Mediaroom based platforms, the IT services provider said in a media statement on Friday.

The Microsoft Mediaroom platform ecosystem includes real-time encoders, transcoders, user client and other integrated software components that enable delivery of multimedia content over an Internet protocol (IP) network. Over 40 of the world's leading service providers in 20 countries have selected the Mediaroom platform to drive their digital TV services to more than seven million subscriber households.

Tech Mahindra said it has set up a state-of-the-art test lab in collaboration with Microsoft at its Bangalore facility for this activity. Encoders from original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) across the globe will be tested and qualified against the conformance parameters set by Microsoft for the Mediaroom platform, the company said in its statement.

"This initiative will drive Microsoft Mediaroom ecosystem partners to offer feature rich products and service," said L. Ravichandran, president, IT services, Tech Mahindra. "With Microsoft Mediaroom's strong market recognition as the world's most deployed IPTV platform and Tech Mahindra's technical ability to set up highly complex labs, we are looking forward to provide our customers with faster turnaround time to jointly implement market solutions."


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