Elemental Technologies, a supplier of software-defined video solutions for multiscreen content delivery, has announced the expansion of its product line to support statistical multiplexing and enhanced management operations in large-scale video processing deployments.
The new capabilities are aimed towards enabling broadcasters, content owners and pay TV operators to implement flexible and scalable unified infrastructure that supports both traditional broadcast and multiscreen linear video delivery.
At NAB 2015, Elemental will demonstrate software-defined video solutions that integrate functions including statistical multiplexing, end-to-end redundancy and multiscreen content delivery such that pay TV operators can architect unified headends for linear channel operations.
With next-generation video encoding, multiplexing, and advanced system management solutions from Elemental, operators can extract more bandwidth capacity from their networks, ensure reliable 24/7 operations and reduce total cost of ownership for linear video delivery when deploying hundreds of channels.
Elemental Statmux is the industry’s first software-based multi-codec, multi-resolution statistical multiplexer. It allows operators to mix and match different codecs within their workflows and delivery networks and thoroughly optimise bandwidth usage while putting forward new linear and OTT service offerings in a unified approach.
For more sophisticated 4K UHD TV and unified headend strategies, Elemental Live encoders can ingest 4K UHD or HD content and transcode it into parallel HEVC UHD and MPEG-2 or H.264 HD and SD streams, allowing a single system to create multi-resolution channel statmux outputs from a single source.
Aslam Khader, chief product officer for Elemental, said: “Only software-defined video solutions from Elemental can offer linear TV and pay TV service providers alike complete control of the entire content delivery chain through unified infrastructure. As linear content providers add additional service offerings, they are able to quickly scale up and introduce new features with flexible software from Elemental.”
In conjunction with the launch of Elemental Statmux, the latest release of Elemental Conductor management software offers the features and functionality required by pay TV operators for large-scale live workflows. New capabilities such as bulk actions that allow multiple channels to be stopped, started and edited simultaneously simplifies management of hundreds of channels while ensuring configurations are synchronised.
Elemental will demonstrate its next-generation linear video delivery solutions at NAB in booth SU2724 April 13th-16th.