The 4440 provides 25% more capacity than its predecessor, the 4430, and includes four expansion bays to support four transcode modules.
German manufacturer WISI will unveil various optimised solutions for the extension and operation of next generation networks at IBC 2019
Highlights will include the premiere of the new 4440 chassis, with an increase of 25% more capacity, as well as the new HEVC transcoding module in the Inca Modular Series 4400 Transcoder.
WISI has extended its 4400 platform by a new chassis that offers higher density and more flexibility for the operator. The 4440 provides 25% more capacity than its predecessor, the 4430, and includes four expansion bays to support four transcode modules. It supports linear transcoding of up to 48x HD or 120x SD sources and ABR transcoding of up to 24x HD sources to 4x ABR profiles or up to 48x SD sources to 2x ABR profiles. This is provided in one rack unit of space, with integrated grooming and monitoring of all streams.
Operators receive greater flexibility with the ability to select between GigE or SFP+ network options and AC or DC power options. It supports high-density audio transcoding between Dolby Digital AC-3, Dolby Digital EC-3, MPEG-Audio, AAC sources and outputs and now supports encoding to Dolby Digital AC-3 and EC-3. Like all Inca products, it includes powerful and easy-to-use VidiOS management and troubleshooting tools with inbound and outbound video thumbnails, stream download, extensive statistical analysis, and end-to-end process logging.
Also new at IBC is the new HXC module, which is compatible with the existing Inca Modular Series 4400, supports transcoding of next-generation HEVC for future proofing and optimizing video distribution. The HEVC codec provides compression savings of up to 40% while maintaining picture quality. Signals received in HEVC can be converted by the Inca Modular Series 4400 back to MPEG-4 AVC or MPEG-2 to ensure compatibility with legacy equipment. The HXC module helps operators support existing cable TV, IPTV, satellite delivery and processing infrastructure by transcoding linear SD and HD HEVC sources to MPEG-4 AVC or MPEG-2 outputs for IP transport video stream distribution.
WISI has also extended the Inca Modular Series 4400 feature set by added N+1 Chassis Redundancy, compatible with Source Specific Multicast (SSM) infrastructure.
Other highlights include new features for the Inca ABR Transcoder 3840, and SRT support for the FIREFLY Platform.
Stand 1. D37