Omneon to Showcase New Storage Transcoding Technology
August 13, 2008
At IBC, Omneon will show the MediaPort 5320 and 5220 Series for its Spectrum and MediaDeck Servers. The 5320 series offers up to four channels of HD/SD record and play in a compact 1 RU package. Using MPEG-2 codec technology, the units deliver flexibility for deployment in HD and SD ingest applications, play-out servers, or hybrids—with the ability to reconfigure. Material recorded with the MediaPort 5320 can be stored either in MXF or QuickTime files. With full support for HD bit-rates from 18 Mbps to 100 Mbps (with a choice of either 4:2:0 or 4:2:2 chroma sampling), including all of the XDCAM HD operating points, the user can select the optimal balance of video quality, storage required and resource utilization.
The 5220 series delivers all of the SD functionality of the 5320 series, with up to four channels of SD record and play in the same 1 RU package. Supporting SD MPEG-2 encoding and decoding at rates from 3 Mbps to 50 Mbps, these units are fully upgradeable to the corresponding models in the 5320 family though a software upgrade. Both MediaPort series are also available as Omneon MediaDeck modules.
Also from Omneon is the new ProCast CDN File-Transport Engine, a high-performance file-transport engine employing unique acceleration technology that allows for high-speed file transfers over a wide area network. With ProCast CDN, users can move large media files over great distances as fast and simply as if the move were a local transfer. File transfer speeds achieved with ProCast CDN are on orders of magnitude greater than FTP transfers and are not affected by distance. Also on display will be the ProXchange Transcoding System Version 1.1, a high-performance transcoding system designed for high-volume, multiformat media environments.
Omneon will be at Stand 8.B60.