OKI Electric Industry today announced that together with Kyoiku Sangyo, it has
delivered a "HD Audio Visual Library System" to Okazaki City’s
Audio Visual Library, located in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. Based on OKI
Networks’ IP video delivery system "OKI MediaServer", the system
delivers video quality equivalent to that of digital high definition
broadcasting and contains a library of digital videos featuring
regional and educational information. Historically, it has been used as
part of a regional communications infrastructure within schools and for
adult education, while at the same time delivering content for cable
City has been focusing on the development of auto visual education for
around sixty years. In 1998, the city chose OKI’s IP video delivery
system, "OKI MediaServer" which stores videos of regional information
relating to local schools and local events in its library. The city has
also been delivering content to a regional cable television: "MICS".
are proud to make a contribution to Okazaki City by upgrading its
existing audio visual library system to high definition quality, which
will enable more high definition content, featuring high-quality video
and audio, to be carried. The timing of this is in line with the spread
of terrestrial digital broadcasting in Japan," said Masasuke Kishi,
President of OKI Networks.
"We will continue to propose new communication infrastructures to
Okazaki City to help it to re-assess its business processes and further
City has re-evaluated its existing "OKI MediaServer" which enables
archived content to be utilized and which has been operational for ten
years, because of the high levels of usability and reliability it was
able to achieve.
new system digitalizes (H.264/AVC HD) videos, typically containing
content relating both to schools and to a range of other events taking
place in the city, which has been recorded in high definition quality
using a high performance soft encoder. The videos are then stored in
"OKI MediaServer" and a digital library is created. Okazaki citizens
can search and view video content that has been added to the digital
library using a computer located at the Audio Visual Library.
addition, Okazaki City Audio Visual Library edits this video content,
via a simple GUI, for television use. The edited material is
transmitted for four hours every day on a local channel. The high
quality broadcasting, comparable in standard, to terrestrial digital,
contributes to enhanced regional communications.
will continue to deploy video-based communication infrastructure
systems based on its simultaneous delivery technology, ideally suited
to image delivery and network development, to regional governments and