Kontron and Ittiam to showcase high density HEVC 4K 10-bit HDR encoding solution at NAB Show 2018

Joint effort results in up to six streams of 4K60p HDR10 video encoded from a single 2U platform

Montreal, CANADA, April 5, 2017 – Kontron, a global provider of open source cloud and integrated infrastructure platforms, has partnered with Ittiam, a leading provider of advanced video and visual analytics solutions, to showcase a high density, cost-effective HEVC 4K 10-bit HDR encoding solution during the NAB Show 2018, in Las Vegas, between April 9 – 12, 2018. From the Kontron booth (SU13202CM, Upper South Hall), the joint demonstration illustrates how operators can enable extremely efficient 4K encoding performance that maximizes revenues per 4K video stream.

As business models and video standards change, operators find it increasingly difficult to differentiate themselves from competitors or upgrade their existing systems to support 4K/UHD workflow applications. The Ittiam HEVC software encoder, in conjunction with the SYMKLOUD MS2910 converged hardware platform, can encode up to six (6) live 4Kp60 10-bit HDR video streams using up to 18 Intel® Xeon® E3-1200 series processors in a single 2U platform.

The high density MS2910 platform supports up to nine (9) hot swappable MSP8050 modular servers, each featuring 2 x Intel E3-1578Lv5 processors, each with the Intel Iris Pro P580 GPU. This high video workload density makes the MS2910 particularly appealing to service providers seeking to reduce OpEx costs and improve the TCO by up to 70% versus standard commodity servers.

The Ittiam premium HEVC video encoding software provides powerful performance without compromising on broadcast quality. It is the only HEVC encoder with distributed GPU-accelerated processing, delivering rapid 4Kp60 encoding. Its configurable quality and speed presets and advanced algorithms ensure pristine video quality that can scale up to 8K.

“By collaborating on this joint effort, we are making it easier to respond to future opportunities by providing a solution that allows for fast and efficient service roll-outs, smoother delivery and immersive user experience,” said Benoit Robert, VP Strategy and Marketing, Kontron. “As consumers demand new and diverse types of content, service providers will have the tools required to quickly meet those demands.”

“We found the integration of our high performance HEVC encoder with SYMKLOUD to be easy and painless,” said Dr. Sriram Sethuraman, Chief Technology Officer, Ittiam. “By partnering with Kontron, we have joined forces with an organization that sets the standard for innovative and flexible content delivery solutions.”

Visit Kontron during NAB 2018
Booth SU13202CM, Upper South Hall
April 9 – 12, 2018| Las Vegas, NV, USA

About Ittiam

Ittiam Systems is a trusted solutions provider to world leaders in multimedia, enabling next generation video experiences through its complete suite of intelligent video technologies, systems and solutions. Backed by its proven video expertise and insights, Ittiam’s products deliver real intelligence to solve its customers’ most complex technology challenges, empowering them to deliver high performance, efficient and reliable video products in rapid time. Ittiam’s solutions are at the heart of millions of lifestyle products that drive mobility, content access, networking and sharing.

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 www.symkloud.com or www.kontron.com/communications.

About Kontron

Kontron, a global leader in embedded computing technology and trusted advisor in IoT, works closely with its customers, allowing them to focus on their core competencies by offering a complete and integrated portfolio of hardware, software and services designed to help them make the most of their applications. With a significant percentage of employees in research and development, Kontron creates many of the standards that drive the world’s embedded computing platforms; bringing to life numerous technologies and applications that touch millions of lives. The result is an accelerated time-to-market, reduced total-cost-of-ownership, product longevity and the best possible overall application with leading-edge, highest reliability embedded technology. 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.”

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