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Elemental Upgrades Roberts Communications Network for Desktop/Mobile Streaming Video, OTT and IPTV Services

Global communications network and the world's largest provider of simulcast horse and greyhound racing video services rapidly expands into adjacent markets with Elemental video processing software

PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Elemental Technologies, the leading supplier of software-defined video solutions for multiscreen content delivery, today announced that it is powering over-the-top TV (OTT), IPTV and desktop and mobile streaming video services for Roberts Communications Network, LLC (Roberts), the world's largest provider of simulcast horse and greyhound racing video services. Roberts standardized on Elemental video processing following an intensive six-month competitive shootout in which Elemental systems demonstrated the lowest latency and highest quality encoding platform.

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"In the simulcast racing world, video quality and low latency are deal makers. We prefer to own and provision every aspect of our acquisition and delivery chain to assure we stand apart with scalable multiplatform video delivery and outstanding customer service," said Todd Roberts, President and CEO of Roberts Communications Network, LLC. "Video encoding is a significant, long-term investment and needs to serve both current and future needs. We want to move forward with an industry leader at the forefront of Internet-delivered video. Elemental is that leader."

A pioneer in video distribution for the simulcast racing industry, Roberts was the first to offer dedicated terrestrial based IP and low latency OTT delivery to a set-top box. Today, Roberts owns and operates a massive delivery system spanning satellite, terrestrial and Internet video as well as streaming services to mobile, tablet and PC devices for racing video customers. 

"Our low-latency streaming video distribution platform for racing is unparalleled, originating hundreds of unique video streams each day. The on-going functionality, ease of integration, and 'horsepower' we gain from Elemental video processing will help us scale effectively," said Joe Hill, Senior Vice President for Roberts.

Elemental® Live and Elemental® Conductor systems enable Roberts to provide low latency and high quality of service (QoS) delivery across its OTT, IPTV, desktop and mobile service offerings. Elemental systems will also support the Roberts' launch later this year of the industry's first comprehensive HD streaming package for the simulcast racing industry.

"Roberts Communications Network is the racing industry's live and archived video expert with extensive multiplatform delivery capacity and a powerful global host-balancing capability," said Dan Marshall, Senior VP of Worldwide Sales for Elemental. "Elemental is proud to partner with Roberts as it continues to lead the industry and accelerate its expansion of innovative OTT, IPTV, desktop and mobile services."

About Roberts Communications Network, LLC

Roberts Communications Network is a Las Vegas, Nevada based supplier of private audio, video, and data distribution network services for the pari-mutuel, sports, entertainment, and education industries with significant operations across both satellite and terrestrial networks the company has built over more than three decades. The world's largest provider of simulcast horse and greyhound racing video, the company's live horse and greyhound racing simulcasts are received by licensed receiving locations and residential users around the world. To learn more, please visit: http://www.robertscomnet.com.

About Elemental

Elemental Technologies is the leading supplier of software-defined video solutions for multiscreen content delivery. Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Portland, Oregon, the company pioneered the use of software-based video processing to distribute video over IP networks. Solutions from Elemental provide the flexibility, scalability and performance required to deliver high quality video via turnkey, cloud-based and virtualized deployment models. Powering video experiences for more than 400 leading media franchises worldwide, Elemental helps pay TV operators, content programmers, broadcasters and enterprise customers bring video to any screen, anytime – all at once. The company has offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, China, Russia, India and Brazil. To learn more, please visit www.elementaltechnologies.com and follow @elementaltech on Twitter.

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Elemental Technologies
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(503) 703-3638

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