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WISI to showcase new headend solutions

German technology firm WISI will use ANGA COM to showcase new headend solutions for content providers and operators.

WISI will showcase optimised headend solutions for content providers and operators of next generation networks. This includes the debut the Inca ABR Transcoder 3840 along with new features for Tangram and Chameleon.

The new Inca ABR Transcoder 3840 is optimised for multiscreen & OTT applications and can transcode up to 24 HD or 48 SD channels to multi-bitrate profiles. Thanks to its high density, a large number of TV channels can be processed in a single rack unit for OTT delivery, according to WISI. In addition, the company says it has improved the flexibility and security of investment significantly for the operator.

The high density is maintained even when source codecs, bitrates or formats are changed by the content owner, which helps operators plan OTT projects with confidence – e.g. from MPEG-2 to MPEG-4, from 1080i with 30fps to 720p with 60fps or from SPTS to MPTS, according to WISI. Finally, the ABR Transcoder 3840 features low energy consumption and low operational costs, the company says.

WISI has integrated its multi-headend platform, Chameleon into the globally-deployed All Seeing Eye (ASE) monitoring and troubleshooting tool. This multi-view monitoring platform features a visual mosaic of video thumbnails and gives operators greater visibility and reliability within their network, according to WISI.

The faster detection and troubleshooting of errors in the transmitting of TV channels and streams allows to the operator to reduce outages significantly and increase customer satisfaction while also lowering operational costs.

Additionally, WISI says it has optimised the encoding capabilities of Chameleon. Thanks to higher density, the costs for encryption per TV channel have decreased significantly, according to the company, something that is important for network operators and content providers supplying TV channels and video streams to the hospitality industry that need to protect and encode content.

Chameleon now supports the new standard for broadcasting via satellite (DVB-S2X) and offers additional features such as traffic shaping and real-time transport stream monitoring.

WISI has also integrated support for the visual monitoring platform, All Seeing Eye into its high-density platform Tangram. Tangram operators now profit from more efficient channel encoding options provided by new software licenses for Pro:Idiom and Samsung Lynk, according to WISI. Finally, Tangram now supports the satellite broadcasting standard DVB-S2x.

WISI will exhibit at ANGA COM on stand 8.R11