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CodecWorks 990 comes to life

September 14, 2016

Elecard Devices, a Russia-based company developing leading-edge video/audio codecs and applications for consumer and professional video industries, today announced a release of CodecWorks 990, a real-time video transcoder with outstanding performance minimizing your hardware requirements, supporting multiscreen encoding and OTT delivery features and ensuring easy and smooth integration into your working environment.

The increasing IP video growth and swiftly growing number of receiving devices level up the requirements for multifunctional transcoding solution. Unfortunately, as common practice shows – its cost rises ratably. Luckily, CodecWorks 990 is out of the picture offering the customers a very attractive price.

“We were inspired and motivated by the challenge to create a high-quality transcoding solution which provides revolutionary performance and easy setup at the affordable price. CodecWorks 990 was specifically designed to meet the requirements of OTT, Video-over-CDN, Point-to-point video delivery and Hospitality solutions. and it definitely fits for such projects”- comments on Fedor Bushlanov, CodecWorks 990 product manager.

Elecard CodecWorks 990 supports AVC/HEVC video up to 4K video, HLS adaptive streaming format and a selection of reliable tested hardware options. Powered by Intel 6th generation “Skylake” processor, CodecWorks 990 provides ambitious 6 HEVC HD1080 or 10 AVC HD1080 single streams per CPU. In case of adaptive bitrate transcoding – most demanded AVC HD720 video works smoothly at speed of 6 streams with 3 bitrates/resolutions per stream on a single CPU. Additional pre-processing capabilities include video de-interlacing, picture resize and aspect ratio change.

CodecWorks 990 setup and installation process has become intuitively understandable and clear. One may use pre-defined transcoding settings fitting most in-demand and popular tasks. For large-scale projects with hundreds of streams engaged in the process, CodecWorks 990 ensures centralized control over all the encoding servers with GUI app which simplifies it down to a few clicks. In case a failure occurs the transcoding process at the channel will be automatically restarted.

CodecWorks 990 software reliably works on a wide range of hardware equipment. However, we prepared four winning combinations of CodecWorks 990 running on Intel NUC Mini PC model, HPE Moonshot, Kontron Symkloud and Supermicro SuperServer 1019S-M2 which proved to show advanced performance at the projects of different scale and complexity. See the performance results here.

The product’s name unlocks the secret about its price – CodecWorks 990 license for a single Windows OS instance comes at $990 USD. The number of input/output streams is unrestricted and gives you the chance to effectively use all your CPU power!

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