The Vantage Transcode HE Server unveiled today at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, accelerates transcoding and packaging for multiscreen delivery, including OTT, Web, mobile and IPTV, according to manufacturer Telestream.

The server incorporates Telestream LightSpeed technology that speeds video processing and H.264 encoding on parallel GPUs, including AMD and NVidia, and on multicore CPUs, including AMD and Intel. “The new transcode server addresses the unique requirements of adaptive bitrate (ABR) workflows to streamline the entire process of source file decoding, video processing, parallelized H.264 encoding, packaging, encryption, quality control, and delivery – all within a single system,” Telestream says. ?

Using Vantage, operators reportedly can plan, monitor and manage workflows. Workflows can be extended to include analysis, automated decision-making and enterprise-class system management to maximize efficiency, system utilization and visibility within a unified system. ?

The server provides decoding support for a range of input file formats, and it accelerates H.264 encoding to Apple Adaptive Streaming, Adobe Dynamic Streaming, Microsoft Smooth Streaming, and MPEG-DASH.

In addition, it can package the media together with thumbnail images, closed captions, and metadata into ABR-compliant packages for delivery directly to origin servers or CDNs. ??Vantage Transcode HE Server can be used alone, it can be clustered to increase capacity or it can be added to an existing Vantage ecosystem. It will be available in the second quarter.

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