Broadcast International provides video-powered broadcast technology, including IP, digital satellite, Internet streaming, and various types of wireless and wired network distribution. The company today announced its partnership with UK-based OCF, a provider of high performance and computer solutions.

Per the agreement, OCF will distribute, install and support Broadcast International’s CE-1000, a software-based encoder, as well as Broadcast International’s CodecSys AVC VOS Systems throughout the UK.

OCF provides solutions for more than 20 percent of the universities in the UK, and also caters to clients in the automotive, aerospace, utilities, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, oil and gas, and financial industries. Its technologies have helped secure partnerships with leading technology companies such as Cisco, Intel, Microsoft and more.

“We’re thrilled to partner with OCF and recognize the important role they’ll play as our video compression software is integrated more and more in the United Kingdom,” Rod Tiede, president and CEO of Broadcast International stated in the press release. “While Europe is ahead of other areas of the world in terms of IPTV adoption, the bandwidth crisis is a global phenomenon and the industry as a whole is in need of a solution like CodecSys that can dramatically reduce bandwidth to accommodate the growing demand of online video.”

Julian Fielding, managing director of OCF, said Broadcast International’s solutions, which have already been tested and implemented in various places in the United States, Europe and Asia, will benefit OCF and its customers.

“We’re excited at the opportunity to partner with Broadcast International,” Fielding stated. “We strive to partner with companies that truly offer solutions that provide our customers with the best-in-class technologies. We are convinced that Broadcast International’s CodecSys video compression software is a game-changing technology in the video distribution industry.”