Kontron Renews its Commitment to Providing Long-Life Media Platforms
Content service providers and independent software vendors can rest assured their technology choice checks all of the boxes for the long term
Montreal, Canada, June 17, 2020 – Kontron, a global provider of cloud and carrier-class integrated hardware platforms, today reiterates its commitment to providing long-life media platforms for content delivery at the lowest cost per video stream. All components that make up the platform are carefully selected to maintain its flexibility and availability for an extended time.
With content service providers (CSPs), broadcasters, telco operators and over the top (OTT) providers challenged by the usage of bandwidth-hungry video content, the need for efficient video compression has never been greater. A well-tuned compression strategy requires great software combined with specialized hardware that accelerates video encoding to improve efficiency and reduce costs.
To meet the stringent demands of professional video applications, Kontron had strategically selected the high reliability Intel Xeon E3-1578L v5 processor featuring Quick Sync Video technology to run on its MSP8050 Series of modular servers. It is one of the few solutions left on the market using 24/7 operation with Intel Iris Pro P580 (GT4e) GPU supporting Intel Media SDK, until 2023.
The MSP8050 Series’ primary use case is to run multiple media applications – including transcoding – across multiple independent low-power, high-performance processors, and has become a vital component of the SYMKLOUD MS29xx media platform. SYMKLOUD can be populated with up to nine (9) modular servers, each supporting two (2) Intel Xeon E3 processors for unprecedented density.
“Our goal has always been to design the optimal solution that addresses energy efficiency challenges, scalability and cost, thus resulting in a more appealing user experience,” said Antoine Sirois, Director of Product Management, Kontron. “We also understand that creating and optimizing a software encoder using Quick Sync Video is a significant investment, which is why we chose to offer our customers a platform that will remain available for the longest time to maximize their ROI.”
“Independent software vendors (ISVs) are consistently faced with the challenge of navigating through product discontinuation and ill-fitted product alternatives,” explains Bertrand Foulon, Global Business Development Manager, Kontron. “They can now rely on the right match of modularity, flexibility and reliability of components to take them to 2023 and beyond.”
* Get in touch with Kontron to learn more about the next generation of SYMKLOUD modular servers currently in the works.
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: www.kontron.com.