Ligos MediaRig™ Core Chosen by Thales Broadcast & Multimedia

New Software-based MPEG encoding platform for Broadcast Applications to be shown at NAB2003

San Francisco, CA – (April 1, 2003) Ligos Corporation today announced Thales Broadcast & Multimedia as the latest customer for its breakthrough product, MediaRig Core. MediaRig Core is a multi-standard, software-based video processing “engine” that assembles all the software required to transform the PC platform into an affordable professional-class real-time encoder or transcoder. The companies will be exhibiting their latest products at the NAB2003 show at the Las Vegas Convention Center, April 5 – 10, 2003.

This latest announcement follows the introduction of Ligos’ MediaRig Core, a multi-standard encoding and transcoding engine for Broadcast, Broadband and Professional video applications. MediaRig Core’s scaleable, modular software allows video system developers and manufacturers to meet application-specific requirements on an as-needed basis. When compared to other solutions in the market, MediaRig Core provides a more cost-effective solution, with equivalent reliability and performance, and superior picture quality and features.

“We’re very excited that MediaRig Core has already been so well received by a leading broadcast solution provider such as Thales,” said Mark Koziol, President and CEO of Ligos Corporation. “We have found many video system developers and manufacturers are dissatisfied with hardware-based MPEG solutions, but they need to maintain a high level of quality, performance and reliability. MediaRig Core was designed to meet those needs, and we’re finding that it exceeds the expectations of the industry.”

Since 1997, Ligos Corporation has been a leader in software-based video compression technology, delivering modular, real-time software codecs and video tools designed to run on standard platforms. Available for evaluation and licensing through the Ligos Partner Program, MediaRig Core provides video system developers the ability to add scalable broadcast MPEG functionality digital media systems on an as-needed basis. Broadcast and professional video system developers interested in previewing MediaRig are invited to visit Ligos at NAB2003 show in Las Vegas, at the South Hall of the LVCC, at Booth #SL1656. Thales Broadcast and Multimedia will be exhibiting at Booth #C2000.

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About Ligos Corporation

Headquartered in San Francisco, Ligos Corporation is a leading worldwide provider of software-only media stream management technology. Since 1997, Ligos has been a leader in video compression, delivering real-time software codecs and video tools designed to run on standard platforms. For more information on Ligos Corporation, its products or licensing, access its Web site at or call 1 (415) 249-0100 or toll free at 1 (888) 464-8765 to speak with a sales representative.

About Thales and Thales Broadcast & Multimedia

Thales is a world leader in professional electronics in three key markets: Defense, Information Technology & Services and Aerospace. The Group employs 65,000 people in nearly 50 countries worldwide, and generated revenues of over $10 billion in 2001. Thales Broadcast & Multimedia, a Thales Group company, designs, develops, manufactures and markets equipment, systems and solutions in the field of:

  • Terrestrial Transmission (radio and TV)
  • Digital Video Processing and Multimedia Distribution

for broadcasting, cable TV, satellite and telecommunication services providers worldwide. Thales Broadcast & Multimedia has deployed its systems in 170 countries.

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