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Red Bee demonstrates video encoding, statistical multiplexing on private Cloud

Built 18 encoded channels into one IP-based stream in five minutes

Red Bee Media has completed a demonstration of software-defined video encoding and statistical multiplexing on its private Cloud infrastructure in the Red Lab facilities at Broadcast Centre, London.

The video encoding service complements other Red Bee services including playout, global MCR and OTT. Through a live demonstration with multiple customers present, Red Bee applied software-based multiplexing, building 18 encoded channels into one IP-based stream in approximately five minutes.

The company noted that while many public Cloud-based video transcoding services are already available on the market, Red Bee Media is the first provider to demonstrate a high-end baseband video encoding and multiplexing deployed on a private Cloud infrastructure.

“Red Bee is at the forefront of innovation, including in the industry push towards moving from HD-SDI to an all IP and software-based infrastructure,” said Red Bee head of distribution services Kristian Langbridge. “With our private Cloud environment, we have managed to reduce complexity and deployment time significantly when it comes to video encoding and multiplexing.”