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Kontron launches new cloud transcoder

Kontron has launched an Intel-powered transcoder designed to provide live video delivery in the cloud for cable, mobile operators, and cloud service providers, to help meet the demand for HD multiscreen content delivery to the home and mobile devices.

The transcoder employs third and fourth generation Intel Core i7 processors and delivers cloud-based transcoing of up to 144 1080p video streams per 2RU.

The platform is being employed at IBC to simultaneously run live H.265/HEVC encoding from Vanguard Video and exceptionally high density video transcoding from Vantrix. The Intel-based SYMKLOUD platform from Kontron was also provisioned for cloud management using OpenStack.

Benoit Robert, Kontron executive director, product management, communications business unit said, “The Kontron SYMKLOUD Media platform has pushed the density envelope with 18 4th generation Intel Core processors, plus integrated switch and load balancer, in one compact 2RU high-21-inch deep footprint. Its timing is perfect just as advances in multiscreen video codec technologies need even more video channel throughput at the lowest power consumption. We are excited to have the cluster-friendly Kontron SYMKLOUD platform support our partners’ H.264/H.265 encoding/transcoding solutions.”

Kontron, Vanguard Video and Vantrix will exhibit at IBC on Intel’s stand 14.106