— Video streaming technology provider upLynk unveiled a live linear streaming service that combines traditional broadcast with broadband connectivity. The new service allows content owners to create a linear feed for viewers to access online from their wireless devices, their desktops and from Roku boxes, thus emulating their TV experiences, complete with dynamic ad insertion and content replacement, the company says. Disney/ABC Television is the company’s first customer. Pricing for live and on-demand content is based on hours encoded, stored and streamed; content-replacement and ad-integration fees are included. In addition, there are no sign-up fees or support fees,
— IP-video solutions developer RGB Networks says its Video Multiprocessing Gateway (VMG) Gen 2 “is the heart of RGB’s ’Multiscreen 2.0’ live streaming solution, which allows video service providers (VSPs) to expand and streamline their TV Everywhere services.” The product reportedly more than doubles the density already offered by RGB’s chassis-based platform, enabling video service providers to meet subscriber demand for more channels, on more devices. The key component of the VMG Gen 2 solution is a new TCM2+ transcoder module that, along with a more powerful NPM2+ network controller, are housed in either of the company’s new carrier-class chassis, available in 8RU or 14RU models.
— PacketLight Networks Ltd., a developer of CWDM/DWDM and OTN transport devices, launched the PL-1000TE , a low-latency, multirate/multiprotocol optical transponder platform it says provides high-capacity optical transport at rates ranging from 100 Mbps to 16 Gbps in a single 1RU unit. The PL-1000TE features eight user-configurable, multirate ports. It supports Gigabit Ethernet (GbE), 10GbE, 1/2/4/8/10/16G Fibre Channel, CPRI, SD/HD-SDI, and OC-3/12/48/192 (STM-1/4/16/64).