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Artesyn Video Acceleration Card now available through Remote Access Lab

July 5, 2016

Artesyn Embedded Technologies has announced that its next-generation SharpStreamer Pro add-on video acceleration card, based on the new Intel Xeon E3-1578Lv5, which uses the Skylake-H microarchitecture, is now available for customers to evaluate through a secure remote access lab.

Developers can now evaluate the performance of their specific applications on the SharpStreamer Pro card, which offers a significant performance and functionality boost in a standard PCI Express form factor for compatibility with industry-standard servers. It targets 4K and HD HEVC encoding and transcoding requirements in demanding linear broadcast and high-density OTT multiscreen applications.

Customers can access the remote customer trial lab using the ‘Request a Demo’ form on the product web page.

The SharpStreamer Pro card is available in full- or half-length versions with one or two processors, each of which is capable of up to eight streams of 1080p30 H.265/HEVC transcodes, or four streams of 1080p60 H.265/HEVC transcodes. Each processor can support one 4KP60 HEVC, or up to two 4KP30 HECV transcodes.

The SharpStreamer Pro card is equipped with a software development kit comprised of the Intel Media Server Studio with Intel HD Graphics’ hardware acceleration, monitoring and processor subsystem operating system and management tools for easy integration with server host processing environments.

Artesyn’s SharpStreamer add-in card portfolio offers a range of GPU-accelerated devices in small, scalable PCI Express card footprints that are easily deployable in off-the-shelf platforms. The breadth of offerings enables content owners, broadcasters and service provider networks to lower the cost of handling OTT video and speed the deployment of high density video transcoding and multiscreen delivery. In addition to the SharpStreamer Pro card, the portfolio includes:

  • SharpStreamer card: Featuring four Intel Core i7-5650U processors and Intel HD Graphics 6000 in a three-quarter length PCI Express add-in card
  • SharpStreamer Mini card: Featuring one or two Intel Core i5-5350U processors and Intel HD Graphics 6000 in a half-length PCI Express add-in card

 Artesyn add-in cards can easily be deployed in popular, high volume servers such as Dell PowerEdge R230, R430 and R720, and HPE ProLiant DL360 and DL380 families in addition to numerous 1U standard servers. 

SharpStreamer add-in cards can also be used in Artesyn’s MaxCore platforms, optimized for hosted cloud and high density deployments and offering a significant reduction in OpEx through power consumption savings.

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