Thomson Debuts Video-Delivery Platform


Thomson Consumer Electronics unleashed a "Cobra" Thursday.

The company’s new video-delivery platform, using advanced video-compression technologies, will enable telecommunications operators to deliver a suite of home-entertainment services over existing broadband networks such as digital subscriber line.

Cobra supports current and next-generation video-compression technologies including MPEG-2 (Moving Picture Expert Group), MPEG-4 Part 2, Microsoft Corp.’s "Windows Media 9" Series and MPEG-4 Part 10 (JVT).

The Cobra platform is being demonstrated publicly for the first time at the TelcoTV conference in Las Vegas this week.