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ATEME and Bull partner for extreme performance

The combined expertise enables large scale transcoding of video content for multiple screens


Paris, February  6, 2012 -

ATEME, a world leader in video compression solutions for the broadcast and broadband market, and Bull, the premier European provider of High Performance Computing systems, announced today a broadening of their cooperation to market ATEME video processing solutions on bullx blade systems.

Introduced by ATEME in 2009, TITAN is a scalable video processing platform that enables massively parallel content transcoding into multiple at a very high degree of fidelity to the original source. It is increasingly popular with content providers and already deployed to deliver linear channels, Video On Demand or Catch Up TV services to the TV sets, PCs, tablets and smartphones of more than 70 million subscribers worldwide.

TITAN is built on bullx computing blades -up to 18 blades per 7U frame - an ultra-dense High Performance Computing architecture optimized for large scale video processing. "Our bullx system is designed to deliver maximum power for the watt" commented Pascal Barbolosi, Vice President Extreme Computing at Bull. "Both partners share a similar culture of efficient innovation, so it is a great satisfaction that ATEME relies on our bullx systems to deploy their solutions for VOD service providers worldwide" added Barbolosi.

Content owners and Pay TV Service providers that have deployed TITAN already experience the density, performance and power efficiency of the bullx blade system. From the end of March, 2012, new blades delivered will integrate the latest Intel® Xeon® Family E5-2600 chipsets (also known as Sandy Bridge) for further performance gains, with each blade transcoding multiple full HD linear channels, each into multiple profiles for instance. "Bull powers TITAN with a very smart award winning design - certainly the best off-the-shelf system on the market for video processing" commented Michel Artières, CEO of ATEME. "This gives us a competitive edge; our TITAN clients benefit from the latest and greatest Intel technology at all times" concluded Artières.


ATEME is a world leading provider of MPEG-4 / H.264 and MPEG-2 bandwidth efficient video compression technology. ATEME encoding solutions are deployed widely for broadcast contribution links, distribution, multi-screen live streaming, OTT and VOD applications.

For more information please visit www.ateme.com

About Bull, an Atos company


Bull is the trusted partner for enterprise data. The Group, which is firmly established in the Cloud and in Big Data, integrates and manages high-performance systems and end-to-end security solutions. Bull's offerings enable its customers to process all the data at their disposal, creating new types of demand. Bull converts data into value for organisations in a completely secure manner.

Bull currently employs around 9,200 people across more than 50 countries, with over 700 staff totally focused on R&D. In 2013, Bull recorded revenues of €1.3 billion.

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About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with 2013 pro forma annual revenue of €10 billion and 86,000 employees in 66 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Security solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, the Group works with clients across different business sectors: Defence, Health, Manufacturing, Media & Utilities, Public Sector, Retail, Telecommunications and Transportation.

Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, and Worldline.

For more information, visit: atos.net

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