S-A Sets Sights On PVR Integration


Herzlyia, Israel-Scientific-Atlanta Inc. said it has agreed to integrate VisionTech's encoders with its line of advanced digital set-tops, enabling S-A to offer popular personal-video-recording capabilities.

Under terms of the deal, VisionTech will supply S-A with its "Kfir" dual-channel MPEG- 2 (Moving Picture Expert Group) video/audio encoder.

The technology will allow viewers to freeze, replay or rewind programming recorded onto digital hard drives embedded inside S-A digital boxes, or to record programs to be viewed at a later time, S-A said.