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Broadpeak launches new video streaming software

CDN and streaming technology specialist Broadpeak has launched its new BkS450 high-performance video streaming software.

According to the tech outfit, when running on a third generation Intel Xeon Scalable processor, the BkS450 software enables video service providers to deliver low-latency 4K and 8K video streaming services, VR content, and other bandwidth-intensive offerings at a reduced cost while consuming significantly less power than traditional video servers.

Broadpeak says the BkS450 delivers video services at 725 Gbps in HTTP on servers consuming 900 Watts, reducing the power required to stream 1 Gbps by a factor of 4 compared with previous-generation video streaming solutions. Broadpeak obtained this measurement using a benchmark tool developed in collaboration with Intel, recreating a production environment.

In addition, Broadpeak’s BkS450 video streamer features a high-density design that the company says saves space in data centres. Broadpeaks says that the BkS450 video streamer is future-proof, natively supporting all of the latest HTTP protocols as well as DASH and HLS low-latency streaming formats.

Nivedita Nouvel

The company says that a new caching software engine built into the BkS450 will extract maximum performance from more modest and cost-effective hardware configurations, including existing CDN deployments. This innovation unlocks CDN capacity across the board and better uses resources.

“Introducing the next-gen BkS450 software to our solutions family underscores our commitment to enabling greener video streaming while ensuring a superior quality of experience for consumers at a reasonable cost,” said Nivedita Nouvel, vice president of product marketing at Broadpeak.

“Working with Intel, we have achieved a giant leap forward in video streaming performance and energy efficiency, helping our customers deliver advanced video streaming services with increased agility, a smaller hardware footprint, and a reduced impact on the environment.”

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