Envivio is introducing a virtual, all-software headend to deliver live linear and multiscreen video services to all screens. Video providers, including satellite, terrestrial, cable TV, broadband and wireless IP networks, can now deliver traditional TV and multiscreen services from a single encoder, significantly reducing their total cost of operations compared to a silo approach. Envivios […]
Video providers, including satellite, terrestrial, cable TV, broadband and wireless IP networks, can now deliver traditional TV and multiscreen services from a single encoder, significantly reducing their total cost of operations compared to a silo approach. Envivios virtual headend is designed to leverage cloud and IT tools to perform upgrades and updates, making any operator more agile.
Envivios solution is performance optimised for Intel architecture, so the output quality is enhanced for every device and every stream, whether it is SD, HD, or HDR UHD.
The operational improvements are delivered via three Envivio products:
- Envivio Muse video software processor, which is available as software/virtual instance or embedded in a server. All instances deliver the same high-quality and reliability. Muse supports MPEG-2, AVC, and HEVC, from SD to UHD with the latest audio coding and advanced statistical rate control (SRC).
- Envivio Spark, a new all-software multiplexer, which enables integration with legacy transmission equipment. As an advanced IP gateway, it demodulates, descrambles, and de-multiplexes for signal reception and for distributing the live channels over IP networks. As a multiplexer, it ingests the various channels over IP produced by the headend and performs multiplexing, scrambling, and signal modulation as required for each type of signal transmission.
- Envivio Guru network management system which monitors each service end-to-end, rather than providing the random snapshot other network management systems offer.
Unlike the traditional headend, where a proprietary interface is required between the encoder and the multiplexer, there is no interface with Envivio: a control module is embedded in Envivio Muse. Envivios exclusive advanced statistical multiplexing technology requires 1Mbps (30% less bandwidth) for the same reliable video quality normally transmitted in 1.5 Mbps.
The most demanding video service providers around the globe trust our solutions. We can significantly reduce costs, hardware needs, and even energy consumption without sacrificing video quality in both the TV and multi-screen worlds, said Julien Signés, CEO, Envivio.
We believe we have just raised the bar for the whole industry.
The converged all-in-one headend can deliver live or offline content in all current formats; and provides advanced functionalities such as content replacement (ads or blackouts), live stream monitoring, seamless input switching, and a complete service view. All of these enhancements are delivered with up to 67% less rack space required while using up to 40% less power.