announces a system upgrade to their award-winning ICE® Video Platform. The new platform upgrade provides system operators with a single unified appliance for processing HD and SD IPTV streams as well as Adaptive Bit Rate streams for multiscreen delivery.
Built with Imagine's industry-leading ICE-Q Advanced Video Compression, the high density platform doesn't sacrifice on picture quality or reliability features. Full decode/encode with metadata pull-through on all channels enables optimized scene change detection while making full utilization of original encode parameters. Also introduced are granular PID-level redundancy mechanisms, enabling new levels of service protection, both upstream and downstream, from the ICE Video Platform transcoder.
Available in a dense 1RU (Rack Unit) package or as a NEBS-compliant Blade System, the Imagine ICE Video Platform is the ideal solution for IPTV service providers who need to deploy more channels with higher picture quality, and then rapidly and seamlessly add support for multiple device types such as the iPad3, and other new mobile platforms with 1080p support. By integrating audio and video transcoding in the same platform as PIP (Picture in Picture) creation, multiscreen transcoding and multi-format media streaming, the ICE Video Platform provides an all-in-one solution for quality, scalability and reliability.
Imagine's ICE Video Platform is a widely deployed video processing solution that gives service providers the ability to deliver an unparalleled viewing experience for linear IPTV broadcasting and multiscreen transcoding, while realizing the most efficient network resource consumption. This powerful, multi-codec, multi-rate, multi-resolution video processing platform currently serves thousands of live streams to over 20 million North American households.