San Diego-based Imagine Communications, a provider of advanced digital video solutions and a member of the newly formed DASH Promoters Group, cut over a system upgrade to its ICE Video Platform that gives system operators a single unified appliance for processing HD and SD IPTV streams as well as Adaptive Bit Rate (ABR) streams for multiscreen delivery.  ? ?

Built using Imagine’s ICE-Q Advanced Video Compression, the high-density platform features full decode/encode with metadata pull-through on all channels to enable optimized scene change detection while making full use of original encode parameters.

Also new, Imagine says, are granular PID-level redundancy mechanisms, enabling new levels of service protection, both upstream and downstream, from the ICE Video Platform transcoder.? ?Available in a dense 1RU package or as a NEBS-compliant blade system, the Imagine ICE Video Platform targets IPTV service providers that need to deploy more channels with higher picture quality, and then add support for multiple device types such as the iPad3, and other new mobile platforms with 1080p support.

By integrating audio and video transcoding in the same platform as Picture in Picture creation, multiscreen transcoding and multi-format media streaming, the company says its ICE Video Platform “provides an all-in-one solution for quality, scalability and reliability.”?

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