|[February 14, 2013]
Elemental Software Release 2.0 Advances Unified Platform for Multiscreen Video
PORTLAND, Ore. --(Business Wire)--
Elemental Technologies, the leading supplier of video
solutions for multiscreen content delivery, today announced version
2.0 of its video processing software with unified support for multiple
codecs, delivery standards and content protection technologies. The
comprehensive functionality available with the latest Elemental software
lets customers across market segments more widely deploy and monetize
multiscreen video services.
"With our most recent release, Elemental offers a flexible software
architecture appropriate for pay TV operators, content programmers,
studio and post-production houses, sports rights-holders and more," said
Keith Wymbs, VP marketing at Elemental. "Paired with the performance and
throughput capabilities of our live and file-based video processing
solutions, customers reap the rewards of our software-based approach to
large-scale video deployments."
Designed to support next-generation GPU and CPU architectures, release
2.0 is now available for Elemental's suite of products for video
processing, packaging and streaming live and on-demand video. The
release brings together a host of features for multiscreen video
delivery to create a unified platform providing substantial benefit to
Increased performance - With next-generation processor
architectures and an optimized video pipeline, Elemental systems offer
double the performance and density of previous generation solutions in
a single RU footprint. Increased throughput allows customers to bring
multiscreen assets to market more quickly and in a smaller footprint
than ever before.
Comprehensive codec support - Support for multiple codecs
running simultaneously on a single platform provides customers with a
seamless migration path from existin video delivery standards to
future compression technologies. Elemental solutions offer MPEG-2,
H.264, VC-1 and HEVC / H.265 encoding with patented compression
technology as well as support for JPEG 2000 and ProRes mezzanine
Current and future standards - In addition to support for
common video streaming protocols such as Adobe (News - Alert) RTMP and HTTP Dynamic
Streaming (HDS), Microsoft Smooth Streaming and Apple HTTP Live
Streaming (HLS), Elemental software supports newly emerging
technologies including MPEG-DASH, Ultraviolet and 4K Ultra HD.
Advanced encryption and protection - Secure content with a
variety of integrated technologies including Civolution forensic
watermarking for both live and VOD content, Adobe Flash Access, Apple
Sample-AES and Microsoft PlayReady as well as DRM solutions from NDS,
Verimatrix and Widevine (News - Alert).
Increased monetization - Support for ESAM dynamic ad insertion
and Nielsen ID3 tagging give pay TV operators a path to multiscreen
video delivery and a way to deepen audience engagement and
interaction. Media companies can also take advantage of the Adobe
Primetime ecosystem for ad insertion as well as ad integration
solutions from BlackArrow and mDialog.
Augmented audio options - With release 2.0, robust support for
audio encoding is available across the Elemental product line,
including support for DTS (News - Alert) Express, Dolby Digital, Dolby E and Dolby
Digital Plus. In addition, release 2.0 features support for Dolby
Digital Plus in Apple HLS and Microsoft Smooth Streaming, raising the
bar for audio fidelity in the streaming market.
Accessibility features - Audio loudness management lets
broadcasters adhere to the CALM Act and new captioning features,
including caption burn-in, SMPTE-TT and SCC file creation let content
creators adhere to captioning requirements coming into effect later
this year. Elemental makes it easy to caption content originally aired
on television and destined for delivery over the Internet.
Elemental software release 2.0 is currently deployed with more than one
Elemental will exhibit its unified video solutions at several upcoming
industry events: OTTCON March 19-20 in Santa Clara, California, TV
Connect March 19-21 in London, England and NAB April 8-11 in Las Vegas,
Nevada. To schedule a meeting with an Elemental representative at these
events, please visit http://www.elementaltechnologies.com/lp/schedule-meeting.
Elemental Technologies is the leading supplier of video solutions for
multiscreen content delivery. Founded in 2006 and headquartered in
Portland, Oregon, the company pioneered the use of graphics processors
to power adaptive video streaming over IP networks. Providing unmatched
solutions for hundreds of customers around the world, including nine of
the top ten media and entertainment companies in the United States,
Elemental helps content programmers and pay TV operators bring video to
any screen, anytime - all at once. The company has offices in the United
States, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Singapore and Brazil. To learn
more, please visit http://www.elementaltechnologies.com/
and follow @elementaltech
on Twitter (News - Alert).
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