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Elemental unveils v2 software and support for GPU/CPU architectures

Elemental Technologies has unveiled version 2.0 of its video processing software as well as support for next-generation GPU and CPU architectures.

Elemental Technologies has unveiled version 2.0 of its video processing software as well as support for next-generation GPU and CPU architectures.

Version 2.0 of its video processing software offers unified support for multiple codecs, delivery standards and content protection technologies. The comprehensive functionality available with the latest Elemental software lets customers across market segments more widely deploy and monetise multiscreen video services.

“With our most recent release, Elemental offers a flexible software architecture appropriate for pay TV operators, content programmers, studio and post production houses, sports rights-holders and more,” said Keith Wymbs, VP marketing at Elemental. “Paired with the performance and throughput capabilities of our live and file-based video processing solutions, customers reap the rewards of our software-based approach to large-scale video deployments.”

Designed to support next-generation GPU and CPU architectures, release 2.0 is now available for Elemental’s suite of products for video processing, packaging and streaming live and on-demand video.

Features include increased performance, comprehensive codec support, current and future standards support, advanced encryption and protection, increased monetisation, augmented audio options and accessibility features.

With support for next-generation GPU and CPU architectures, the company has launched NVIDIA Tesla GPU accelerator and Intel Sandy Bridge-based versions of its Elemental Live and Elemental Server products to double the performance of its previous generation solutions.

“Pay TV operators, content owners and broadcasters are seeking to expand platforms for next generation multiscreen video workflows that can support requirements such as ultra-high definition resolutions, HEVC and MPEG-DASH,” said Sam Blackman, CEO and co-founder of Elemental. “By leveraging
NVIDIA Kepler-based Tesla GPUs, Elemental is harnessing the most powerful programmable architecture on the market today, offering customers unmatched video processing quality, flexibility and performance.”

“The migration path Elemental offers has allowed us to significantly increase our video transport quality and efficiency as the market demand for multiscreen video continues to grow,” said Dave Higgins, vice president Video Quality and Reliability for Comcast Cable.

Along with powerful processor upgrades across its product line, Elemental has new form factors available from SuperMicro, Dell, and HP that offer more flexible workflow choices. Customers can opt for systems with a dual power supply, in a desktop form factor and with a quieter chassis. Additional options include ASI input, Pro-MPEG support, and cloud-based video processing.