Kontron to do the 2-step with broadcasters at IBC 2017

Broadcasters and service providers to get scope of new Kontron video + cloud strategy for HD/UHD/4K HDR video infrastructure

Montreal, Canada, September 7, 2017Kontron, a global provider of cloud and carrier-class integrated infrastructure platforms, announced today it will showcase with partners new SYMKLOUD converged video solutions that feature a range of modular hardware components (x86 CPU-GPU/FPGA/SDI) and ISV partner software that support small, medium and massively scalable deployments for OTT and video delivery use cases.

This is the first step of a new “2-step” video + cloud offering. The second step involves helping broadcasters and service providers select the appropriate private cloud provisioning model to run their video workloads. In addition to the recently released SYMKLOUD OpenStack Platform, Kontron has beefed up its upcoming options to include OpenStack Bare Metal (Ironic) and Kubernetes (Containers).

All three open source cloud infrastructure offerings are pre-built using Kontron SYMKLOUD hardware platforms and Canonical Ubuntu/OpenStack and tools that collectively address the ever-growing need to reduce operating expenses and maximize streaming efficiencies for HD/UHD TV and OTT web video services.

Kontron Booth Demonstrations Overview:

  1. Software-only option for 10-bit 4K HDR video streams on Intel Xeon E3 Series (integrated CPU/GPU);
  2. SDI to IP infrastructure conversion via SFP modules and COTS top of rack 25GbE/100 GbE switches;
  3. UHD/4K video based on FPGA hardware running ultra-low latency 12-bit 4Kp60 decode software;
  4. SDI 4K input-output modules integrated with server nodes in high density SYMKLOUD platforms;
  5. Containerized (bare metal) video transcoding using Docker and Kubernetes;
  6. SYMKLOUD OpenStack Platform – VMs or Bare Metal (Ironic).

“Service providers are moving towards using cloud infrastructure to efficiently manage and deliver content and ultimately reduce costs,” said Benoit Robert, VP of Strategy and Marketing, Kontron, Communications, Business. “Our integrated COTS platforms are designed to bring any infrastructure application to life and we are excited to work with service providers to match their video requirements with the right hardware and partner software solutions.”

Kontron will display its complete line of video + cloud delivery products at IBC 2017 at booth J 20 in Hall 14. To book a personalized demo (highly recommended), click 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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