Elemental and CTCSP Enter into Strategic Partnership to Expand the Multiscreen Video Market in Japan
Leading systems integrator to provide full scale service as a representative of Elemental
Portland, Ore. – June 12, 2012 – Elemental Technologies, the leading supplier of video solutions for multiscreen content delivery, today announced a strategic partnership with CTCSP to provide state-of-the-art video encoding and transcoding solutions to streaming service providers in Japan. This is enabled through the combination of Elemental’s high performance video processing systems and CTCSP’s broad systems integration expertise in the region.
Together, the companies have secured significant customer wins in the region, including FUJITSU LIMITED, IIJ (Internet Initiative Japan, Inc.), and JISS (Japan Institute of Sports Sciences). Elemental currently serves more than 100 enterprise customers worldwide, including premier brands such as Comcast, Disney, Eurosport and HBO.
CTCSP is a group company of CTC, also known as ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation. One of the largest IT solution providers in Japan, CTCSP is a leading provider of content delivery systems with a nationwide sales force, professional service and 24x7 on-site support capabilities. In particular, CTCSP has deep expertise in multimedia and video technology across various industry segments in Japan, including broadcast, Internet and telecommunications.
“CTCSP has a well-respected sales and support team in Japan with deep expertise in the video infrastructure business,” said Dan Marshall, SVP worldwide sales and service at Elemental Technologies. “Combining that expertise with our award-winning transcoding solutions will allow us to best serve premium multiscreen broadcasters, programmers and service providers throughout Japan.”
“Solutions from Elemental allow our customers to deliver video streams of the highest quality to PCs, tablets and mobile devices with unprecedented performance that enables less expensive operational cost,” said Shinji Kumazaki, president of CTCSP. “Video processing from Elemental lets us achieve this with a higher degree of interoperability and with highly optimized H.264, MPEG-2 and VC-1 codec developed by Elemental themselves for high quality streaming to smartphones and other devices.”
CTCSP currently provides full-scale service to customers as an Elemental representative to meet the growing industry demand for multiscreen video solutions.
Elemental Technologies is the leading supplier of video solutions for multiscreen content delivery. Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Portland, Oregon, the company pioneered the use of graphics processors to power adaptive video streaming over IP networks. Providing unmatched solutions for top media and entertainment companies worldwide, including Comcast, Disney and HBO, Elemental helps content programmers and service providers bring video to any screen, anytime – all at once. The company has offices in the United States, the United Kingdom and Hong Kong. To learn more, please visit www.elementaltechnologies.com and follow @elementaltech on Twitter.
CTCSP is a leading reseller and system integrator offering solutions for content delivery, continuous data protection, network security and secure messaging. Founded in 1990 as a subsidiary of ITOCHU TECHNO-SOLUTIONS, the company is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, with six sales offices across the country. CTCSP offers a wide range of technical expertise across a variety of markets, providing professional services and 24x7 on-site support nationwide.