Kontron adds new hardware for cloud and network video delivery

SYMKLOUD platforms offer operators flexible options to match right-sized converged infrastructure to the right end-user service

Montreal, Canada, September 12, 2017 – Kontron, a global provider of cloud and carrier-class integrated infrastructure platforms, today launched two new commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) SYMKLOUD hardware platforms that complete the current portfolio of converged video platform solutions for small, medium and large, cloud-based video delivery infrastructure.

The new platforms cater to Kontron ISV partners who seek to match the integration of various media and OTT software delivery solutions for their service provider clients who deploy different-sized video services across various regions of the world.

SYMKLOUD AP-1430 entry-level

This entry-level 1U platform is designed to support up to 8 HD streams at 30fps using a single socket Intel® Core™ processor or an Intel® Xeon® E3-1200 Series processor with integrated Iris® Pro Graphics. It features 3x NIP expansion slots for 1G/10G/40G/fiber/copper/bypass modules, plus one extra slot for half-height PCIe boards for SDI, storage, and security, among others.

SYMKLOUD MS-1300 Series mid-level

Based on the same design concept as its larger counterpart, the MS2900 Series, the MS-1300 is a 1U platform that supports three modular server nodes and one modular switch (1GbE/10GbE/20GbE to the fabric). With three MSP8050 modular servers – each with two independent Intel Xeon E3-1578L v5 processors and Intel Iris Pro Graphics P580  graphics processors  –  the MS-1300 can stream up to 90 HD video workloads (1080p-to-1080p/AVC-to-HEVC) at 30fps.

SYMKLOUD MS-2900 Series cloud-network large scale

The above platforms complement the ever-popular, high-density 2U SYMKLOUD MS2900 Series of converged infrastructure platforms. Using the same MSP8050 server nodes, the MS2900 Series platforms can support up to 270 streams (1080p-to-1080p/AVC-to-HEVC) at 30fps, and feature two modular switches for redundancy. Its overall high compute density and power efficiencies add up to a significant cost-per-stream savings.

The MS2900 Series are also used for cloud provisioning as the SYMKLOUD OpenStack Platform, based on Canonical Openstack and various tools. Moreover, Kontron has recently introduced support for Ironic to efficiently run OpenStack Bare Metal deployments.

“Service providers are moving towards cloud infrastructure to efficiently manage and deliver content and ultimately reduce operating costs,” said Benoit Robert, VP of Strategy and Marketing, Kontron, Communications, Business. “Our new integrated platforms are designed to consolidate multiple IP video functions into the appropriate high-density hardware and software solutions.”

Kontron will display its complete line of video + cloud delivery products at IBC 2017 at booth J 20 in Hall 14. Book a personalized demo here.


About Kontron in Communications
Kontron designs hardware for the software defined world. Service providers and enterprise clients around the globe collaborate with Kontron and its ISV and channel partners to deploy new services with greater speed, confidence and operational efficiency. Our portfolio is a best-of-breed of OEM hardware and SYMKLOUD Open Infrastructure Platforms dedicated to the deployment of virtual services using software defined networks (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV). For more information, please visit http://www.symkloud.com or http://www.kontron.com/communications.

About Kontron – An S&T Company
Kontron is a global leader in embedded computing technology (ECT). As a part of technology group S&T, Kontron offers a combined portfolio of secure hardware, middleware and services for Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 applications. With its standard products and tailor-made solutions based on highly reliable state-of-the-art embedded technologies, Kontron provides secure and innovative applications for a variety of industries. As a result, customers benefit from accelerated time-to-market, reduced total cost of ownership, product longevity and the best fully integrated applications overall. Kontron is a listed company. Its shares are traded in the Prime Standard segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and on other exchanges under the symbol “KBC”. For more information, please visit: http://www.kontron.com.

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