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Keepixo, a provider of software-based head-end solutions for IPTV and OTT, has unveiled AL2000-UHD its latest generation of Live Encoder Platforms capable of encoding 4K content in HEVC with resolutions up to 4Kp60 (3840×2160 @ 60fps, 10-bit).
4K is gaining popularity as worldwide shipments of 4K capable TVs is growing rapidly. According to recent studies, household penetration of 4K TVs in US is expected to exceed 30 per cent by 2019 and will top 25 per cent in Europe. This rapid growth will create tremendous opportunities and create the need for more 4K content.
The AL2000-UHD platform comes in a compact 1U form factor; leverages the latest Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v4 and encodes content into HEVC Main 10 profile with optional support for HDR. Output is available in either IPTV or OTT formats. When used in OTT applications the AL2000-UHD also features a built-in packager which generates an output stream compliant with popular streaming protocols such as Apple HLS and MPEG-DASH.
“The new 4K format represents a great opportunity for content and service providers to differentiate their offerings and attract new customers.” said Jerome Blanc, COO for Keepixo. “Our AL2000-UHD comes in small form factor that minimises rack space and power consumption. It also offers proven interoperability with various ecosystem partners including silicon and STB vendors and players.”
Keepixo will showcase its AL2000-UHD at NAB Las Vegas April 18-21 on booth SU9302CM, and at TV Connect London April 26-28 on booth 73.