Microsoft Corp. announced the Microsoft® Mediaroom™ Interoperability and Qualification Lab (IQ Lab) for digital video encoders. This program will help enable the ongoing interoperability and compliance of encoders used in deployments of the award-winning Microsoft Mediaroom multimedia and Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) software platform. IQ Lab-compliant encoding vendors will become recommended Microsoft Mediaroom ecosystem partners. As the Microsoft Mediaroom software platform continues to gain momentum around the world, encoding partners will be able to capitalize on this growth by enabling their solutions to seamlessly integrate with the platform to deliver fast and smooth service provider deployments.
Based in Microsoft’s Silicon Valley campus in Mountain View, Calif., the IQ Lab gives encoding vendors the opportunity to test their products in a controlled IPTV production environment, with set-top boxes from several vendors. The program also provides the following services for encoding vendors:
• Support and training. Access to Microsoft IPTV training sessions and a dedicated team of Microsoft engineers and program managers to evaluate whether encoding specifications are met
• Testing and qualification lab access. Dedicated testing time in the lab with access to test reporting and analysis resources
• Test tools and consulting services. Access to test kits and Mediaroom software and AV consulting expertise to encoding solutions to support future versions of the software platform
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