Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Octasic Delivers High-Density Video Transcoding Cards

Octasic introduced its TXP1000 high-density video transcoding cards, which are PCI Express (PCIe) cards for high channel density video transcoding systems.

The TXP1000 cards are built using Octasic's award-winning Vocallo MGW chip. The media processing software stack provides: H.264, MPEG-4 and H.263 CODEC support from QCIF to HD resolution; dynamic bit-rate and quality adaptation; frame rate and resolution scaling; advanced packet loss concealment; a flexible video mixing engine for conferencing, graphics overlay and stream insertion for video monetization.

"Growth in mobile video services like video telephony, video streaming, Interactive Voice and Video Response (IVVR), multimedia messaging, TV anywhere, and mobile conferencing is forcing telecoms, OEMs and Internet equipment providers to rethink their usual approach to media processing," said John Fry, director of business development at Octasic. "Compared to standard x86 server-based solutions that suffer from serious power, cost and scalability limitations, Octasic's TXP1000-based systems provide tangible benefits that can cut video transcoding systems capital costs in half, reduce the power consumption by a factor of 8 and still deliver 5 times more channels per unit of rack space. Octasic is unique in that it has the right combination of low power DSP technology, video expertise and communications technology heritage to successfully meet the demands of this growing market."http://www.octasic.com

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