At IBC 2017, on the contribution side, ATEME displays two major innovations.
At IBC 2017, on the contribution side, ATEME displays two major innovations. The first is a partnership extension with next-gen satellite communications standard provider NovelSat to use its modulation/demodulation PCIe board, which is compatible with the ATEME platform and COTS server. Secondly is ContentSecure, which provides dynamic and rolling protection for broadcasters most valuable content, including sports.
Moving to converged distribution, ATEME demonstrates its new version of ATEME Management System (AMS), which is based on OpenStack (used as the control layer) and Docker (used as the virtualisation layer) and is now able to orchestrate virtual ATEME micro-services. The AMS uses the OpenStack APIs to deploy functions, assign IPs and provide redundancy (HA). On top of that, it also relies on the TITAN REST API to control the video services.
ATEME also showcases several other innovative features that cement its position as a pioneer in broadcast innovation. One example is a 4K video stream that uses the new AV1 codec from the Alliance for Open Media. This has been designed for parallel processing and optimized for OTT delivery, and provides high quality video alongside real-time delivery modes.
The second feature is ATEME Content Adaptive Streaming. This is an evolution of the traditional Adaptive Streaming technology currently in use for OTT delivery, providing CDN savings of 30% while maintaining interoperability with end user devices. ATEME Content Adaptive Streaming works by using highly detailed analysis of the content to adapt the encoding choices to the content characteristics.
Michel Artières, CEO at ATEME, says: IBC is one of the most important events on our calendar, and its something we look forward to every September. Were particularly excited about it this year, as we think attendees are going to be very impressed with the future-facing products and solutions well have on our stand.