SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 4, 2012) - RGB Networks, the leading provider of scalable multiscreen IP video delivery solutions, today announced the expansion of its Enhanced Video Intelligence Architecture (eVIA) to include the newly upgraded TransAct Encoder/Transcoder. Adding integrated encoding to RGB's existing TransAct Transcoder product, the new TransAct Encoder/Transcoder now offers the ability to ingest uncompressed SDI-sourced live content, as well as IP and file input, for live or on-demand IP video delivery to smartphones, tablets, PCs and connected TVs, as well as traditional set-top boxes. In combination with hardware and software enhancements to the TransAct family for improved video quality and reliability, RGB's eVIA multiscreen solution remains on the leading edge of IP video technology.
TV Everywhere services are rapidly becoming a required complement to traditional video experiences, and subscribers are increasingly expecting the same high quality, choice and variety of services. As such, video service providers (VSPs) need to be able to navigate the challenges of this new IP world, expand their services to include the delivery of both live and on-demand video to any IP video-enabled device, and subsequently reap the benefits of multiscreen's rapid evolution.
The enhancements to RGB's eVIA multiscreen delivery and monetization solution strengthen RGB's TV Everywhere ecosystem and enable VSPs to prepare for the next phase of multiscreen. This robust suite of products, with a wide range of encoding, transcoding, packaging and ad insertion capabilities, includes RGB's award-winning Video Multiprocessing Gateway (VMG), TransAct Packager and TransAct Encoder/Transcoder. The upgraded TransAct Encoder/Transcoder rounds out eVIA's capabilities with encoding and file-to-tile transcoding. These capabilities complement the robust real-time transcoding capabilities of RGB's VMG and the flexible packaging offered by the TransAct Packager, providing VSPs with a comprehensive multiscreen IP video solution.
"The addition of the newly revamped TransAct Encoder/Transcoder to our eVIA ecosystem, gives providers the key building blocks they need to stay on the leading edge of multiscreen video delivery," said Nabil Kanaan, Sr. Director, Product Marketing for RGB Networks. "The strengthening of eVIA opens up new opportunities for video service providers to develop compelling live and on-demand services, which increase both subscriber retention and revenue-generation, and ultimately ease their transition to a monetized, multi-device video environment."
The enhanced TransAct Encoder/Transcoder offers versatility with a variety of input/output choices, including SDI input and output for live video, packaged formats such as Apple HLS, Microsoft Smooth Streaming, Adobe HDS, MPEG DASH or RTMP, or mezzanine format for just-in-time packaging. Offering industry-leading density of up to four HD-SDI inputs per one rack unit platform, the highly scalable TransAct Encoder/Transcoder offers ease of integration to fit into a variety of different environments. Offered on RGB's Application Media Server (AMS) platform, the product provides carrier-class reliability, with hot swappable power supplies and fans, as well as redundant Ethernet interfaces.
The TransAct family's updated compression engine offers enhanced H.264 compression tools for high-quality video encoding. In addition, RGB's TransAct Encoder/Transcoder offers the widest array of audio/video codecs for encoding or transcoding, as well as extensive audio capabilities, such as loudness correction. Furthermore, RGB's TransAct Commander provides multi-node management through a converged headend, enabling clustering and chassis-level N:M redundancy, while also controlling encoding redundancy with upstream SDI switchers.
A demonstration of RGB's complete eVIA solution can be seen at IBC, September 7-11, 2012 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The RGB team will be available at stand #4.C78 throughout the show to provide a hands-on demo and more details about RGB's multiscreen video delivery and monetization capabilities.
About RGB Networks
RGB Networks enables video service providers to migrate to a multiscreen environment for the delivery of linear and on-demand video over managed and unmanaged IP networks. Wide adoption of the company's IP video solutions is based on core strengths in transcoding, advertising and overlay insertion, and statistical multiplexing. RGB's solutions for video delivery to TVs, desktop and mobile devices are built to deliver the highest video quality at the best price-performance on the market -- they uniquely offer the density and scalability required to support the growing demands of consumers with integrated functionality that simplifies operators' network architectures and minimises operational costs. RGB's products are deployed by over 400 cable, telco, satellite, OTT and mobile operators in 30+ countries. Venture capital investment firms include Accel Partners, Comcast Interactive, Focus Ventures, Granite Ventures, Institutional Venture Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, and Mitsui & Co. Venture Partners. RGB is a private, profitable company based in Sunnyvale, California with offices around the world. For more information, please visit our website -- www.rgbnetworks.com -- and IP video blog -- and follow us on Twitter @RGB_Networks.