08 July 2011

Tech Mahindra bags IT contract from Microsoft

IT firm Tech Mahindra on said it has bagged a contract from technological giant Microsoft to setup a Lab for video encoders used in deployment of IPTV solutions on latter's mediaroom.

"Tech Mahindra has been selected by Microsoft to setup an authorised Encoder Conformance Testing Lab ( ECT Lab )) for video encoders used in deployment of IPTV solutions on Microsoft Mediaroom based platforms," IT firm said in a statement.

However, the company did not disclose the financial details of the deal.

The Microsoft Mediaroom platform ecosystem includes real-time encoders, transcoders, user client and other integrated software components that enables delivery of multimedia content over an IP network.

Tech Mahindra has set up a test lab in collaboration with Microsoft at its Bangalore facility for this activity. Encoders from OEMs across the globe will be tested and qualified against the conformance parameters set by Microsoft for the Mediaroom platform.

"This initiative will drive Microsoft Mediaroom ecosystem partners to offer feature rich products and service," Tech Mahindra IT Services President L Ravichandran said.