SOURCE: Imagine Communications

Imagine Communications

November 15, 2011 07:00 ET

Imagine Communications to Demonstrate Distributed Live Transcoding Software Optimized for Cloud and CDN at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo

New Low-Delay, Highly Scalable, High Performance Solution Ushers in Next Phase of Multiscreen Transcoding

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - Nov 15, 2011) - (SCTE Cable-Tec Expo® 2011) -- Imagine Communications, a leading innovator in advanced digital video solutions, today announced plans to demonstrate for the first time live, real-time cloud and CDN transcoding in booth #1532 at SCTE (Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers) Cable-Tec Expo® 2011 in Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 15-17. The ICE® Cloud Software System is Imagine's new low-delay, Linux-based distributed architecture solution that leverages advanced compression and pixel processing techniques and unprecedented scalability to provide the best picture quality for cloud and CDN transcoding.

"The ICE Cloud Software System is a ground-up development project built specifically for integration in cloud transcode farms and distributed CDNs," said Imagine's CTO and Founder Ron Gutman. "We took a close look at the requirements for live video transcoding in the cloud and CDN and determined that building on top of an open-source or licensed codec was not going to yield the required performance. Increasingly, live events not only require high quality and leading bandwidth efficiency, but also interactivity, and that means very low delay."

The ICE Cloud Software System leverages unique and advanced video processing features such as Adaptive Temporal Compression and Closed Loop Detail Correction to provide a multiscreen, multi-bit rate output with leading video quality and compression efficiency. As a pure software Linux instance, the ICE Cloud Software System can be deployed on a wide array of new or existing servers.

Gutman continued, "Because available resources on a cloud transcoding farm or a distributed CDN network are always changing, it's vital that the cloud transcoder be ready for a fully distributed network. By segmenting the processing and intelligently managing the network resources, the ICE Cloud Software System is not only the highest video quality transcoding engine, it's also the most scalable."

About Imagine Communications
Imagine Communications is a leading innovator in digital video solutions, enabling content providers and system operators to deliver bandwidth-intensive services with optimum video quality and Quality of Experience (QoE). Imagine's products serve the digital broadcast markets as well as emerging PersonalizedTV® applications such as TV Anywhere, Network PVR (nPVR), Internet/Mobile Video and IPTV. Imagine is based in San Diego, Calif. with R&D in Israel. Imagine's strong management team includes industry leaders with decades of experience delivering innovations in video communications.

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