WISI has combined key components and software infrastructure of the platform it has acquired from US firm Aereo with its established WISI Tangram, and Chameleon reception and processing platforms and the high-density, modular linear and multiscreen ABR transcoding platform WISI Inca 4430 for MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 AVC.
The result is a solution that is designed to meet the multiscreen and OTT delivery needs of network and independent video operators.
Katamaran is initially aimed at independent video operators and provides the opportunity to deploy and support scalable multiscreen services on IOS, Android, and Roku,with further HTML5 browser support.
The platform features cloud DVR capabilities, catch-up TV, authentication, back office, EPG management and other administrative tools.
WISI is also showcasing its 5420 packager and origin server suitable for integration into both Katamaran and non-Katamaran multiscreen and OTT applications.
The 5420 continues support for Inca’s famous VidiOSIntelligent Video Delivery solution and introduces new features including support for subtitling, multilingual and multi-track audio, capacity for up to 5000 simultaneous user connections, and support for publishing to third-party CDNs such as Akamai.
WISI has meanwhile also equipped its headend system Tangram for IPTV and analogue/digital TV deployments with a new software architecture. This in-house development doubles the performance of Tangram modules for the reception and play-out of IPTV streams without any more energy consumption, according to WISI.
It has also equipped its headend system Chameleon with its new software architecture and xView. WISI’s headend systems Tangram 3.0 and Chameleon now also can be monitored with the end-to-end network management system xView. This allows for status monitoring and the control of any device in the entire transmission chain from headend to HFC network, according to WISI.
WISI will exhibit at IBC on stand 4.B50