Elemental bringing software-defined video solutions to IBC
Elemental Technologies has announced plans to showcase its full suite of video processing capabilities at the annual IBC exhibition in Amsterdam. In the last 20 months, Elemental has doubled its customer base to 500 companies in more than 50 countries.
Software-defined video solutions take an infrastructure-agnostic approach to implementing flexible, scalable and easily upgradable video architectures. This advancement allows video providers to deploy software across an optimal combination of dedicated and virtualised resources in both private and public data centres. Elemental technology and product demonstrations at IBC will focus on the flexibility available with software-based solutions for multiscreen video processing and delivery.
Show activities and highlights will include:
– cloud demonstrations featuring live linear encoding, non-linear TV services, live-to-VOD applications and cloud bursting scenarios, where dedicated appliances are paired with elastic cloud-based resources to automatically absorb peaks in video processing.
– a variety of live and file-based 4K and HEVC streaming applications, including encoding at 50 and 60 frames per second, video delivery in the MPEG-DASH format, and interoperability with HEVC set-top boxes and playback devices.
– time-shifted TV services that help content owners and distributors repurpose live video content with just-in-time packaging. Capabilities include support for on-demand catch-up TV, start-over TV, pause TV, and nPVR.
High availability video solutions including seamless input failover. Redundancy for inputs, individual encoding and management nodes, and output redundancy will be shown in appliance, virtual and cloud-based deployments.
Elemental is also hosting the industry’s first annual 4K 4Charity fun run at IBC. Co-sponsored by founding partner Ericsson and supported by Deltatre, Dolby Laboratories, DTS, Microsoft and White Oaks, the run will take place at 7h30 on Saturday 13 September, 2014 in Amsterdam. Commemorating 2014 as a year of major 4K Ultra HD achievements across the global media and entertainment industry, the 4km (2.49-mile) race is open to all registered IBC 2014 show attendees at www.4K4Charity.com.