Net Insight will be demonstrating the Media Acceleration Module at NAB at booth #SU3821.
Net Insight has announced the launch of its new media acceleration solution, enabling flexible deployment of virtual media functions in an all-IP world. The first application is a hybrid JPEG2000 encoder/decoder providing the industry’s highest density video compression for remote production and live contribution. Net Insight will be demonstrating the Media Acceleration Module at NAB at booth #SU3821.
“To meet the demands of new flexible production workflows, future media networks need to be a lot more agile, and virtualiSation is the obvious answer. That’s why we’ve been providing software-based media functions for several years now,” said Martin Karlsson, CTO and Vice President product portfolio at Net Insight. “Our new media acceleration module is yet another testament to our virtualisation commitment, enabling high demanding applications that previously required dedicated hardware for each and every function to become virtualised.”
Increased demand for higher quality video such as Ultra HD/4K, HDR (High Dynamic Range) and HFR (High Frame Rate) together with changing production workflows and the shift to IP technologies, such as the new SMPTE 2110 standard, means future media networks need to be both more agile and provide more capacity. The Media Acceleration Module, a new generic platform for accelerated media functions, reportedly enables flexible deployment of network and media functions in all existing Nimbra MSR networks. It serves as a hardware accelerated environment for media applications, such as video encoding and decoding.
The Media Acceleration Module is designed to support the shift to SMPTE 2110 and IP-based production workflows, and with that the shift to distributed and cloud-based production. At the time of release, three media functions are made available; hybrid encoding/decoding of HD and 4K JPEG2000 video, transport of uncompressed video and transport of ASI based video.
JPEG2000 continues to be crucial for large scale transport of production quality video over wide area networks, providing high compression grade and low latency visually lossless. With the highest density on the market and ultra-low-latency capabilities, JPEG2000 on the Media Acceleration Module meets all requirements for 4K and new demanding live production workflows such as remote production, the company claims.
The Media Acceleration Module is available for commercial deployments during the third quarter 2018.