Monday, September 29, 2014

Artesyn add-on acceleration card enables high density video processing in standard servers and cloud networks

HONG KONG: Artesyn Embedded Technologies has announced the SharpStreamer add-on acceleration card that enables content owners, broadcasters and service provider networks to speed the deployment of high density video transcoding and multiscreen delivery.

Using the standard PCI Express form factor, Artesyn's SharpStreamer offers quick and scalable integration with standard server architectures to meet the demands of service providers and operators who want to use existing servers and cloud infrastructure to support new video transcoding and adaptive bitrate delivery platforms.

Compared with dedicated appliances, SharpStreamer acceleration is more easily deployable and does not constrain broadcasters and operators to dedicated equipment in order to monetize OTT streaming content. It also enables networks to scale as subscriber numbers increase, by adding more cards and density from small to large servers as needed.

Compared to software-only solutions, the SharpStreamer add-on card requires a fraction of the server and operational cost to enable video processing services.

This latest addition to Artesyn's add-on video acceleration card portfolio is focused on the high-density and low power demands of video streaming applications such as over-the-top (OTT) streaming servers, mobile network optimization, content delivery networks (CDN), and broadcast secondary distribution.

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