Envivio (News - Alert), Inc., a company established in 2000 first known as an inventor of video encoding technology, is currently a provider of live and on-demand multi-screen IP video. Among its latest developments is the 4Caster G4, a high-performance computing (HPC) Intel (News - Alert)-based unit, which was just introduced to the public. It is the newest encoding appliance that uses Envivio Muse software to provide live and on-demand video transcoding to TVs and mobile devices.
The Muse encoding software in the 4Caster G4 platform “supports the most demanding broadcast TV services, dense headends and multi-screen distribution, all at the same time," announced Julien Signes (News - Alert), president and CEO of Envivio. Combined, they address some of today’s high quality, high density TV requirements.
The 4Caster G4, supports next generation codecs and offers two codec configurations, Extreme and Premium, across all output formats and provides high performance Live Video Processing for all resolutions and bit rates. It offers multiscreen and broadcast TV services.
Not only can Envivio 4Caster G4 reduce power consumption and rack space, it is able to surpasses traditional TV requirements; the 4Caster G4 meets the demands for high-quality TV services to the home.
Other than the Envivio 4Caster G4 providing high-density TV content and the quality of the images on the screen, it provides more encoder density – up to 72 SD or 12 HD channels per 2RU chassis – and provides a denser channel capacity than the previous model – with the option of high density configurations. The unit even offers a wide range of interfaces (IP, ASI and SD/HD-SDI).
Within a single system running Muse software, one will have a unit able to produce live video applications in any format and resolution. The unit even offers services for advertisement insertion and content protection for new media devices.
To sum up, the 4Caster G4 is ideal for broadcast, cable, satellite and telco environments. It is also suitable for use in an IT datacenter environment on HP blade servers.
Those interested in the 4Caster G4 powerful encoding platform, it will be on display at Stand 1.D73 during the upcoming IBC2012 exhibition in Amsterdam, September 7-11. Also on display will be three new Envivio products at this year's event. To take part, visit http://www.ibc.org/.
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Edited by Brooke Neuman