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Selenio One gets ABR transcoding

A high density adaptive bitrate (ABR) transcoding product built on Selenio One, the company’s software-defined linear transcoding platform, has been introduced by Imagine Communications.

“The high density transcoding instantiation of Selenio One was designed to relieve a particularly acute pain point for today’s content distributors, who have been steadily increasing the cost and complexity of their networks to accommodate shifting video consumption patterns,��� said Brick Eksten, chief product officer, Imagine Communications.

“Selenio One redefines the operational environment for transcoding, offering cloud-like control of mixed services with the ability to define and redefine those services on the fly.

Combining centralised control with dynamic service provisioning allows the operator to be more fluid in operations while providing the ability to create new services on demand.”

The new addition to the Selenio One platform supports HEVC/H.265 and AVC/H.264 encoding, and is said to enable VSPs and other media companies to realise significant space and power savings.

The first release of the product is capable of supporting up to 180 HD ABR or 360 HD linear channels per 4RU server, establishing, claims Imagine, new cost-per-channel benchmarks for high-quality video transcoding.

Source formats supported in the first release are MPEG-2 or H.264 and HEVC/H.265 or H.264 on the output.