The solution, launched at IBC 2011, combines hardware and software to enable the expansion in processing needed to deliver a multi-screen offering. The Ericsson
solution enables high quality and cost effective processing of hundreds of channels into thousands of adaptive streaming profiles. The Ericsson SPR1200 Multiscreen Stream Processor, a true hardware approach to Multi-screen compression, is combined with the Ericsson NPR1200 Multiscreen Network Processor, a dense software-based adaptive streaming segmentation and encryption processor, designed to track dynamic updates in adaptive streaming formats and DRM systems associated with the needs of delivery to different types of devices, as well as supporting an array of deployment architectures and formats.
Ericsson’s ConsumerLab research shows that 93% of consumers still watch linear TV and will continue to do so. The expectation by consumers for multi-screen TV is that all of their content choices available in the home on the large screen will also be available on every screen.