Vitec bolsters IPTV transcoding platform

AUTHOR: Inavate

Vitec has released an enhanced platform of its broadcast-grade IPTV transcoding platform MGW Prism.

The company claims it adds real-time HEVC (H.265) transcoding for the delivery of exceptional video quality using half the data rates required with legacy MPEG-4 H.264, in addition to a revamped management interface with clustering support.

MGW Prism takes any video stream and transcodes it to H.264 or HEVC HD/SD streams for delivery to CDNs, remote locations, or other IPTV viewers using less bandwidth. Features include generation of up to 16 profiles per video source and a combiner for generating adaptive bitrate (ABR) streams using containers such as Apple HTTP Live Streaming (HLS), Adobe HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS), and MPEG-DASH without the need to offload to external servers.