Sunday, June 17, 2007

Terayon's CherryPicker Delivers MPEG-4 AVC HD/SD Rate Shaping

Terayon Communication Systems introduced the newest member of its CherryPicker Application Platform (CAP) line for managing and localizing video streams.

The new Terayon CAP-1000 features a software application for rate shaping of real-time, broadcast quality MPEG-4 AVC SD and HD streams. This enables grooming, dejittering and seamless localized ad insertion, supporting initiatives like Switched Digital Video, VOD Playlist Advertising, and Bulk Encryption. As with its gold standard DM 6400 CherryPicker platform, users activate applications on the CAP-1000 by purchasing software license keys.

To maximize flexibility, Terayon has abstracted the hardware elements of the CAP-1000 from the software layer, enabling delivery of features such as session-based encryption, digital watermarking, FEC, motion graphics overlay, video scaling, and even third party applications via future software releases.

The CAP-1000's design offers high availability features, including redundant and hot-swappable power supplies, hot-swappable fan trays (with temporary redundancy as needed), and field-replaceable input/output and processing blades, all in a space- and power-saving 1RU (rack unit) enclosure.

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