05.14.2003 12:00 PM
NHK deploys Kasenna MPEG-4 video streaming solution with SGI



The SGI Origin server combined with Kasenna MediaBase XMP's will have the ability to manage content, ingest dozens of streams, and deliver thousands of streams.

Kasenna and SGI announced this week that NHK, Japan's oldest major broadcasting company, has brought on-line an MPEG-4 video server system from SGI Japan, to archive video assets spanning the network's 50-year history. With hundreds of thousands of assets already installed, the massive undertaking is being powered by Kasenna MediaBase XMP software and an SGI Origin 3000 server. The SGI Origin server combined with Kasenna MediaBase XMP's will have the ability to manage content, ingest dozens of streams, and deliver thousands of streams.

The Kasenna and SGI archive and browse on demand system at NHK is among the first to afford broadcasters and other demanding markets the benefits of MPEG-4. The system converts MPEG-2 video into highly compressed MPEG-4 files using IBE's MPEG-4 encoder. These assets are then available to the production staff to browse on demand in real time.

For more information visit www.kasenna.com and www.sgi.com/index.jsp.

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