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New packager, origin server launched

According to WISI, Katamaran, first deployed by Aereo, couples its decades of digital video experience with a robust and comprehensive end-to-end multiscreen and OTT solution.

The company said it had been built from the outset for cost-effective, rapid deployment and ease of operation. Initially focused on the needs of independent operators, WISI claimed that Katamaran provides independent operators with the opportunity to deploy and support multiscreen services on IOS, Android and Roku, with further HTML5 browser support.

Katamaran is said to feature extensive cloud DVR capabilities, catch-up TV, authentication, back office, EPG management and other administrative tools.

On show on the WISI stand is the WISI 5420 packager and origin server, which the company says is suitable for integration into both Katamaran and non-Katamaran multiscreen and OTT applications. The 5420 includes what WISI describes as significant new features, including support for subtitling, multilingual and multi-track audio support and capacity for up to 5000 simultaneous user connections, as well as RTMP support for publishing to third-party CDNs such as Akamai.