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Allegro DVT Debuts UHD-VOD HEVC File Encoder AL3200 at IBC 2013
[September 16, 2013]

Allegro DVT Debuts UHD-VOD HEVC File Encoder AL3200 at IBC 2013

Sep 16, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- At IBC 2013, Allegro DVT expands its encoding product line with the AL3200 appliance.

AL3200 is a cluster-oriented file-based transcoder, capable of encoding UHD assets sourced in various input file formats, up to 4K multi-rate HEVC at 60 frames per second, for adaptive VOD streaming or progressive download.

According to a release, this headend equipment was developed to help broadcasters target the following applications, thanks to the bandwidth savings (up to 50 percent bandwidth savings as compared to H.264/AVC) brought by HEVC: -enhanced HD coverage on existing DSL networks.

-new generation mobile services.

-make the most of the extra bandwidth provided by FTTH networks and offer UHD services.

AL3200 appliance can be operated in two scenarios: -For smaller deployments, as a singleton unit, where one AL3200 appliance hosts both the transcoding engine and our web-based management system, responsible for handling jobs queue.

-For large scale deployments, as a managed cluster node, where each AL3200 transcoding node is supervised by Allegro DVT's management system. In this case, the management node is responsible for dispatching jobs to transcoding nodes in a fair way.

AL3200 is available as a 19''x1RU rackable appliance, or as a Genova software license in order to be used in conjunction with private clouds or virtual machines.

In addition, other Allegro DVT's HEVC products are updated, and AL1200/AL2200 live HEVC encoders/transcoders now support real-time encoding of 1080p30 content, delivered in MPEG-DASH or Transport Stream.

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