ATX (Stand H18) will use ANGA Cable to highlight its VersAtive encoding/transcoding platform, which it says is positioned to address any type of encoding/transcoding or packetisation requirement associated with adaptive streaming or traditional encode/transcode functions.
According to ATX, the VersAtive platform can be configured as a standalone device or to work as part of a cluster of devices. The platform can support a variety of inputs (IP, SDI, HDMI, component or composite) and can encode (broadcast quality H.264/MPEG-2 SD/HD) or transcode (broadcast quality H.264 to MPEG- 2/MPEG-2 to H.264 SD/HD) on a standalone basis or for adaptive bit-rate/multi-screen services applications on a live or offline basis. Currently, the VersAtive supports PC (Adaptive Flash Streaming), mobile/tablet technologies (HLS, RTSP), and TV formats (H.264/MPEG-2 transport stream). The VersAtive unit’s flexible architecture allows for easy upgrade to new codecs and can also incorporate DRM on an as required basis (it has currently implemented Verimatrix for HLS).
ATX has also expanded its UCrypt bulk content transition product line to include a product offering that allows operators to transition content from IP to analogue (IP2A) on a bulk basis.
The 3RU UCrypt IP2A can subscribe to 20 SD/HD clear or encrypted MPEG2 or H.264 multicast streams on the IP network, and convert these streams to PAL or NTSC and output them on user defined frequencies. According to ATX, the IP2A can help operators leverage their IP backbone, and eliminate racks of receiver/decoders and analogue modulators. Further, it says, operators could also deploy the IP2A at the edge of their network where bulk accounts are interested in analogue programming services.