RGB Networks has added a new member to its Video Multiprocessing Gateway (VMG) product family. The VMG line of modular, chassis-based products enables video service providers to deliver video services to TVs, PCs, tablets and other mobile devices in any size deployment.

RGB’s new VMG8 inherits all the transcoding, transrating, ad insertion and other advanced video processing capabilities of the VMG family, and packages them in a new seven rack unit (RU) high carrier-grade chassis. The VMG8 holds up to eight modules, providing a compact alternative to RGB’s larger VMG-14 that can also accommodate RGB’s recently-added AMP module – a flexible Linux-based blade developed initially for real-time audio transcoding – without exceeding the chassis’ capacity when a back-up module is added.

The VMG-8 enables service providers to better meet their growing TV Everywhere requirements, including addressing an array of applications and supporting an expanding range of end-user devices, each adding to transcoding capacity requirements. The VMG-8 is ideal for small to medium-sized deployments or deployments at the edge, and is complemented by the widely-deployed VMG-14, which offers even greater capacity, allowing for the simultaneous processing of over 500 streams in a single chassis.

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