Thomson launches new transcoder

Thomson Video Networks has launched a new transcoding platform, the ViBE XT1000 Xtream transcoder for live content.

According to Thomson, the ViBE XT1000 supports up to 54 HD channels or 180 SD channels with transcoding from any format to any format including MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 AVC, and is designed for linear broadcasts on cable, IPTV, DTH, and DTTV services, as well as multiscreen delivery.

Housed in a 2RU platform equipped with hot-swappable redundant components, the ViBE XT1000 offers includes load balancing and built-in redundancy powered by Thomson Video Networks’ MediaFlex video operating system, according to the company.

Beyond audio and video transcoding, the product offers features including CBR, VBR/statistical multiplexing, and ABR video transcoding, logo and text insertion, subtitle management, and audio loudness control, as well as Apple HLS, Microsoft HSS, and MPEG DASH scrambling and packaging.

The ViBE XT1000 Xtream Transcoder will be featured at IBC along with the other components in the Thomson Video Networks ‘Behind Every Screen’ solution, and the product will be commercially available in the fourth quarter.

“The ViBE XT1000 provides a dense and scalable solution with which operators can launch new turnaround services rapidly and cost-effectively. With an improvement of up-to-50-percent in transcoding density compared with competing products, the ViBE XT1000 offers the ideal compromise of cost and compression performance in non-premium channel lineups,” said Eric Gallier, vice president of marketing, Thomson Video Networks.

“As a crucial addition to our Behind Every Screen strategy, the ViBE XT1000 joins our other industry-leading ViBE compression solutions in providing customers with everything they need to deliver a profitable and successful multi-platform convergent video delivery solution.”


Thomson will exhibit at IBC on stand 14.A10