Appear has announced the launch of the NEO Series, a line of server-based products that combine the company’s hardware pedigree with the utility of software-based technology.
According to the company, the NEO Series delivers all the advantages of server-based compression solutions with cost-effective software transcoding, free of the hassle of software deployment and operation.
The NEO 10 is the first available solution in the NEO Series and specifically designed to meet the needs of the live distribution market.
Appear said it combines the efficiencies and flexibility of software encoding installed on dedicated high-performance hardware. “NEO 10 simplifies typical operational models that combine clusters of servers with different roles, into a stand-alone product with all prior management, transcoding and streaming functions fully integrated,” added the company.
The solution is a plug and play experience requiring no further software deployment, installation or integration.
Thomas Bostrøm Jørgensen, CEO of Appear said, “In an increasingly ‘hybrid’ world, the NEO Series combines our extensive experience in designing hardware solutions with the best that the world of software transcoding has to offer. As software-based compression grows in popularity, this expansion of our product portfolio helps address specific customer needs. The NEO Series ensures customers can benefit from the flexibility and low cost of software compression with the simplicity and performance of our dedicated hardware.”