Service Providers can Deliver Video to Mobile Devices With AMS Transcoder’s File-to-File, File-to-Stream and On-Demand Transcoding Capabilities
SUNNYVALE, California – MobilityWire® – September 10, 2010
RGB Networks, the leader in network video processing, has expanded its product offerings with today’s introduction of its Application Media Server (AMS), a multi-purpose transcoding server based on the V6 product from Ripcode, which was recently acquired by RGB.
The AMS is a transcoding and transport packaging appliance ideal for the delivery of live and on-demand programming to mobile devices. It supports file-based on-demand transcoding (ODT), live-stream processing and file-to-file transcoding, which are key to processing programs into the codecs required for mobile, Internet and IPTV video. Complementing its comprehensive transcoding capabilities, the AMS uniquely supports integrated adaptive streaming and progressive download, and leading smart phone delivery protocols, which are critical for delivering programming to mobile devices. The compact, one rack unit form factor of the AMS makes it easy to deploy anywhere within a service provider’s network.
“Smart phones and other mobile devices present an immense challenge for operators delivering video, largely because of the vast number of codecs and protocols supported across devices,” said Ramin Farassat, Vice President, Product Marketing for RGB Networks. “Our AMS transcoding solution takes the guess work out of mobile video delivery, saving time and money for content providers and operators.”
The AMS can be deployed as a standalone server or can be clustered for high availability and load balancing, scaling to thousands of concurrent transcodes. The AMS can also work in conjunction with RGB’s industry leading three screen live streaming delivery platform, the Video Multiprocessing Gateway (VMGTM). The VMG is the industry’s highest capacity transcoder with integrated SCTE-30/35 live ad insertion capabilities. It utilizes a carrier-class chassis with hot swap and N:M module redundancy, with modules uniquely spanning the range of platform technologies to optimize for the various applications – FPGA, ASIC, as well as general purpose compute platforms. This combination of the VMG and AMS creates the first-ever distributed transcoder/packager architecture that leverages scalable IP multicast networks in the core network and HTTP or streaming content delivery network (CDN) architecture at the edge, giving operators a flexible transition path to a TV Everywhere environment. The VMG is highly suitable for scalable live stream transcoding, while the AMS can concurrently handle ODT requests.
“Unlike other three screen – or ‘TV Everywhere’ – solutions which typically rely on a single processor type to power all the applications required to deliver video to TVs, PCs and mobile devices, only our VMG and AMS can apply the ideal platform technology to each task to ensure that all viewing devices are supported in a scalable manner without compromise,” said Yuval Fisher, Chief Technology Officer of RGB Networks. “Our customers tell us that the versatility of the AMS combined with the highly scalable VMG architecture is an unbeatable combination.”
About RGB Networks
RGB Networks enables video service providers to migrate to a three screen environment for the delivery of linear and on-demand video over managed and unmanaged IP networks. The company’s success is based on core strengths in transcoding, advertising and overlay insertion, ultra-dense modulation and statistical multiplexing. RGB’s solutions for video delivery to TVs, desktop and mobile devices are built to deliver the highest video quality at the best price-performance on the market—they uniquely offer the density and scalability required to support the growing demands of consumers with integrated functionality that simplifies operators’ network architectures and minimizes operational costs. RGB’s products are deployed by over 200 cable, telco, satellite, OTT and mobile operators in 30+ countries. Backed by principal investors Accel Partners, Kleiner Perkins Kaufield and Byers, and Comcast Interactive, RGB is a private, profitable company based in Sunnyvale, California with offices around the world. For more information, please visit www.rgbnetworks.com.
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