Adaptive Streaming Capabilities Enable Highest-Quality Viewing Experience on PCs, Mobile Devices, and Set-Top Boxes
LAS VEGAS, Nevada– MobilityWire® – November 10, 2010
Here at the TelcoTV 2010 conference, RGB Networks, the leader in network video processing, today announced the launch of its new TransAct Packager, the latest component of the company’s ‘three screen’ solution portfolio that enables video service providers to deliver programming to TVs, PCs and mobile devices with superior quality.
The evolution of video delivery transport has led to a new set of de facto standard adaptive streaming protocols from Apple, Microsoft and Adobe that are now positioned for broad adoption. Consequently, networks must be equipped to take high-quality video content from live streams or file sources and ‘package’ it for transport to client devices ready to accept these new delivery protocols.
“As consumers watch more and more programming on their PCs and mobile devices, they are demanding these experiences be as good as those they enjoy on their TVs. Accomplishing this task is not easy, as available bandwidth, firewalls and infrastructure issues can make streaming video to PCs and mobile devices a significant challenge,” said Andy Salo, Director of Product Marketing, RGB Networks. “The advanced adaptive streaming technology incorporated into our TransAct Packager specifically addresses these potential impediments, enabling video service providers to seamlessly stream video content with exceptional quality.”
Adaptive streaming technologies – including Apple HTTP Live Streaming, Microsoft Smooth Streaming and Adobe HTTP Dynamic Streaming – combined with advanced DRM encryption, have fundamentally changed the way video service providers can choose to deliver content to users. TransAct Packager works by ingesting transcoded streams, such as those from RGB’s award-winning Video Multiprocessing Gateway (VMGTM), and then utilizes adaptive streaming capabilities to package and stream video to content delivery networks (CDN), origin servers, and end-user devices.
“What really sets TransAct Packager apart is the idea of separating transcoding and packaging functionality,” said Yuval Fisher, Chief Technology Officer, RGB Networks. “Performing transcoding on a high-capacity device like the VMG, and then packaging those streams using RGB’s Packager, allows our customers to economically deploy each in a centralized or distributed architecture. This deployment flexibility is what customers strongly desire, and we are delivering.”
The TransAct Packager is initially available on RGB’s 1RU Application Media Server (AMS) – an extremely durable server appliance optimized for service provider networks – or as software that can be installed on standard server hardware such as blade servers.
Complementing the TransAct Packager are RGB’s award-winning Video Multiprocessing Gateway (VMG™), the industry’s highest capacity transcoder, and RGB’s TransAct Transcoder, also available on the compact 1RU AMS or as standalone software. Utilizing these flexible platforms, video service providers can integrate products into a complete three screen delivery platform.
RGB will be demonstrating its TransAct Packager, AMS Transcoder and VMG products at its TelcoTV booth #219.
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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