OKI Successfully Completes IPv6-based Video Distribution Trials Using the OKI MediaServer in Singapore and the Philippine

  OKI Successfully Completes IPv6-based Video Distribution Trials Using the
  OKI MediaServer in Singapore and the Philippine

- Other trials verify state-of-the art IPTV technologies to promote ITU-T IPTV
                                 Standards -

Business Wire

TOKYO -- March 20, 2013

OKI (TOKYO:6703) recently concluded successful trials based on the OKI
MediaServer video distribution system as part of efforts to promote ITU-T IPTV
Standards. These trials involved the distribution of IPv6-based video to
Singapore and Philippines, regions where IPv6 has yet to be adopted; the
distribution of 4K video content based on state-of-the-art IPTV technologies;
and feasibility confirmation for new IPTV applications allowing collaborative
linking to services available on the Internet.

The trials were performed using the ITU IPTV IPv6 Global Testbed ("testbed"
hereafter), an experimental environment that uses OKI MediaServer to
distribute content created by Hokkaido Television Broadcasting (HTB) based on
the Lightweight Interactive Multimedia Environment (LIME) standard. Previous
trials distributed video content to the ITU-T Headquarters in Switzerland and
to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. The latest trials distributed video to
Singapore and the Philippines, regions that have yet to fully adopt IPv6. The
trials took place over the three-day period from February 5 to 7, 2013, as
part of the Sapporo Snow Festival Video Distribution Trial hosted by the
National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT,
President: Dr. Hideo Miyahara).

Malcolm Johnson, Director of the Telecommunication Standardization Bureau,
ITU: "ITU emphasizes the mainstreaming of accessibility considerations in the
development of international standards (ITU-T Recommendations). This is
especially important in the case of audiovisual media and ITU's work on IPTV
is an example of how accessible ICTs will reduce the impact of disability and
increase social inclusion. Globally defined standards for IPTV by ITU-T Study
Group 16 are key for interoperable, high quality, accessible content
distribution over quality-managed networks."

Andrea Saks, convener of the JCA-AHF, a key group on accessibility in ITU:
"Audiovisual media accessibility is key to enabling the integration of persons
with disabilities into society – especially today when new technologies bring
so many opportunities. ITU's standards process ensures that accessibility
needs are met from the very beginning, as well the needs of the global multi
lingual mainstream society – therefore avoiding costly retrofitting at a later
date. The use of subtitling (or captioning as it is also known) in the
experiment proves that captioning is not just for persons with disabilities,
but for everyone."

Cesar Pineda: Engineer, Associate Faculty Electronics, Computer and
Communications Engineering (ECCE) Department. Ateneo de Manila University:
"With the IPTV Testbed, our Ateneo de Manila University senior engineering
students were able to do hands-on study and experiments on new TV network
architecture, content creation and video distribution using OKI Mediaserver
integrated platform for high quality video distribution over PLDT's IP network
The cooperation proves also that to develop a new integrative technology, an
efficient industry- academe government collaboration helps accumulate
knowledge, accelerate standardization/development of new technology and
incubate business solution. We therefore thank the
ATENEO-PLDT-NTT-OKI-ITU-ICTO international collaboration that happened."

About OKI Media Server

This is an IP video delivery system. It is equipped with typical video
delivery functions as standard and it can be easily established in various
systems that utilizes video and audio such as VOD, linear TV, live delivery
systems, start over(*10), satellite stations and monitoring systems. OKI
MediaServer is used as an IPTV server for telecommunication carriers,
capitalizing on standard compatibility and technology to comply with
larger-scale servers.

About OKI Electric Industry (OKI)

Founded in 1881, OKI Electric Industry is Japan's leading telecommunications
manufacturer in the Info-telecom field. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, OKI
provides top-quality products, technologies, and solutions to customers
through its info-telecom systems and printer operations. Its various business
divisions function synergistically to bring to market exciting new products
and technologies that meet a wide range of customer needs in various sectors.
Visit OKI's global website at http://www.oki.com/.

Notes:

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Contact:

OKI Electric Industry
Sonomi Kitamura, +81-3-3501-3835
Public Relations Division
press@oki.com