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Cisco: Scaled up for multiscreen

The Videoscape Virtualized Video Processing (V2P) solution to virtualise and orchestrate all functions required to produce and deliver multiscreen video is being expanded by Cisco. Now, says the company, pay-TV operators and media companies can easily scale their video processing workflows to deliver the dozens of forms of video required for multiscreen TV.

Until now, each screen and form of video required a separate video production line, says Cisco, using optimised hardware, hard-wired together. Cisco claims that V2P enables media companies and pay-TV operators to simplify operations by consolidating all their separate production lines into a single pool of hardware and software.

V2P then ‘orchestrates’ the common pool of hardware and software to deliver each individual form of video required for each screen. Even better, says the company, creating a new workflow to deliver video in a new format or to a different device is as simple as selecting options in V2P’s orchestration interface.