Thomson Video Networks launches real-time 4K encoder

Technology company Thomson Video Networks has launched a new encoding platform, the ViBE 4K, which it says is designed for real-time 4K HEVC 10-bit encoding. Built on the company’s ViBE EM4000 premium encoder chassis, the ViBE 4K enables live compression of UHD sources at up to 60 frames per second and in 10-bit colour, according […]

Harmonic and Elemental top multiscreen encoder market

Harmonic and its rapidly growing rival Elemental are locked in a “virtual tie” to lead the multiscreen encoder market, according to a recent assessment by ABI Research. The research ranked Envivio in third place and noted that the encoding market is expanding both in terms of revenue and the number of companies competing in the […]

The Weather Channel partners with Arris

The Weather Channel in the US has partnered with video and broadband technology provider Arris, using the latter’s encoders and decoders to deliver “more regionalised data and linear services.” The network is using the Arris DSR-4440 and DSR-4460 integrated receiver decoders (IRDs) to optimise its network and reduce bandwidth demands. It is also upgrading its […]

Encoder and transcoder market expected to boom

Professional encoder and transcoder channel shipments are expected to grow by 25% over the next four years, with over 140,000 channels being shipped in 2017, according to a report by IHS. According to the report, revenues for encoders and transcoders will grow at a slower rate of about 9% as chassis density increases and per-channel […]