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Minerva and Com Net approve WISI for YourTV Now

Minerva Networks and Com Net Inc (CNI) have approved broadband and TV technology company WISI, for customer installations within their cloud video service Minerva YourTV Now.

CNI, which has provided a centralised headend for 22 companies in Ohio and Michigan for 15 years, has forged a nationwide US partnership with Minerva Networks to deliver a white-labelled, centrally hosted ABR solution, which delivers advanced pay TV services to set-top boxes and multiscreen devices nationwide.

Minerva YourTV Nowfeatures an optional full channel line-up of ABR streams, allowing operators to launch new OTT TV services.

Operators add local content to the Minerva YourTV Nowcloud service by receiving and transcoding these channels on-premises and then delivering them to CNI’s centralized headend.

WISI will provide its Inca Adaptive Bitrate Transcoder 3840 to support this process.

The 3840ABR is available now for OTT video delivery and includes options for chassis redundancy, automatic source failover and dual redundant AC or DC power, according to WISI.

“Transcoding at the edge can really eat up space and power if you’re not careful. The Inca 3840 ABR gives our customers the benefit of a smaller footprint. WISI’s product provides substantial power and cost savings for transcoding local services to multiple bitrate profiles.,” said Randy Plaisier, CTO at CNI.

 “The ease of configuration is a bonus when choosing WISI. With the Inca product line, set-up and deployment is very intuitive. From the first time we dealt with Inca (WISI), support was unbelievable. If we had any issue, we could contact support and get results almost immediately. It was unbelievable then and still unbelievable now”.