Telestream’s Vantage Transcode HE Server accelerates transcoding and packaging for multiscreen delivery, including OTT, web, mobile, and IPTV. The server uses Telestream’s new LightSpeed technology for the acceleration of video processing and H.264 encoding on parallel GPUs, including AMD and NVidia, and multicore CPUs, including AMD and Intel. The new transcode server addresses the requirements of adaptive bitrate (ABR) workflows to streamline the entire process of source file decoding, video processing, parallelised H.264 encoding, packaging, encryption, quality control, and delivery. “Because it is part of the Vantage family, the Transcode HE Server provides highly-efficient, best-of-breed transcoding within a completely automated workflow,” said Barbara DeHart, vice president of marketing at Telestream. “Our customers have been asking for accelerated transcoding as part of their integrated workflow. We are pleased to offer a product which not only provides exceptional transcoding speed but also a complete workflow.” Vantage Transcode HE Server provides decoding support for a range of input file formats and accelerates x264 encoding to Apple Adaptive Streaming, Adobe Dynamic Streaming, Microsoft Smooth Streaming, and MPEG-DASH. Telestream LightSpeed technology accelerates video processing and transcoding– including scaling, deinterlacing, frame rate conversion, motion vector calculation and compositing. In addition to accelerating transcoding, Vantage Transcode HE Server packages the media, together with thumbnail images, closed captions, and metadata into ABR-compliant packages, for delivery to origin servers or CDNs. Vantage Transcode HE Server can be used alone, clustered to increase capacity or added to an existing Vantage ecosystem. High-density transcoding is provided in an efficient 1 RU (rack unit) server with minimal space, electrical and thermal footprint requirements. Workflows can be extended to include analysis, automated decision-making and system management. www.telestream.net
Telestream’s Vantage Transcode HE Server accelerates transcoding and packaging for multiscreen delivery, including OTT, web, mobile, and IPTV. The server uses Telestream’s new LightSpeed technology for the acceleration of video processing.