Imagine Communications Expands SelenioNext Just-in-Time Transcoding
Imagine Communications is expanding its family of packaging and transcoding products with the introduction of SelenioNext Just-In-Time Transcoding (JITT). Based on Imagine Communications’ popular SelenioNext transcoder for high-channel count live/linear applications, SelenioNext JITT helps service providers realize dramatic gains in video storage efficiency.
The on-the-fly transcoding capabilities of SelenioNext JITT significantly reduce the footprint of storage-intensive applications, such as cloud DVR (cDVR), enabling substantial savings in storage while reducing costs and opening up new monetization opportunities for video content owners and distributors.
SelenioNext JITT, a market-leading high-density just-in-time transcoder, allows service providers to store content in a single, high-quality bit rate. Additional bit rates required for multiscreen deployments are transcoded only when a video asset is requested for playback. The on-the-fly attributes of SelenioNext JITT can reduce storage requirements up to 80%. These efficiencies are enabled by the market-leading performance and density of SelenioNext JITT, a component of the company’s CloudXtream DVR solution.
Integrating multiple functions into a single-server platform, SelenioNext JITT provides highly dense, scalable and operationally efficient transcoding capabilities to meet growing demand for access to cDVR, IPTV and live programming from mobile and other connected screens. SelenioNext JITT also integrates seamlessly with Imagine Communications’ CloudXtream DVR and CloudXtream Dynamic Ad Insertion solutions, enabling service providers to experience substantial savings in storage while also generating incremental revenue through ad placements.
SelenioNext JITT is also able to breathe new life into large VOD libraries, enabling content to be transcoded for ABR multiscreen delivery as needed. SelenioNext JITT, combined with the just-in-time capabilities of the Imagine Communications Telurio™ Packager, allows service providers to stream their libraries in any required format, eliminating the need for transcoding and storing content in many bitrates and formats, including HLS, Smooth Streaming, HDS, DASH-TS and DASH-BMFF. This is accomplished with high capacity, high performance, low power consumption and industry-leading density, resulting in one of the lowest cost-per-output-stream ratios in the industry.
SelenioNext JITT provides:
- Industry-leading Density: Up to 80 HD ABR or 160 SD ABR channels per 2U server
- Maximum System Redundancy: Physical hardware, N+1 video processing, input source and output network interface
- Superb Video Quality: Advanced de-interlacing and compression techniques optimize video quality and compression efficiency at any bit rate and any resolution
- Best-in-Class Power Efficiency: Less than two watts per HD profile and less than one watt per SD profile
- Active Balancing: Onboard resource manager load balances video streams across all video processors in the system, providing an integrated fail-safe mechanism with no disruption to other live services
“Video libraries and solutions require massive amounts of storage,” said Ron Gutman, Vice President of Technology, Imagine Communications. “A single copy of an HD feature-length film alone can easily consume up to 6 gigabytes of disk space. Imagine Communications’ new SelenioNext Just-In-Time Transcoding capability, when coupled with Imagine Communications’ dynamic storage management system, empowers service providers to simultaneously optimize storage resources and smoothly navigate the changing landscape of digital rights management.”