September 2, 2015

New transcoding solution helps service providers dramatically reduce storage requirements and costs

Imagine Communications, a global leader in video and advertising solutions serving the media and entertainment, multichannel video programming distributors and enterprise markets, announced today the expansion of its industry-leading family of packaging and transcoding products with the introduction of SelenioNext™ Just-In-Time Transcoding (JITT). Based on Imagine Communications’ popular SelenioNext transcoder for high-channel count live/linear applications, SelenioNext JITT helps service providers realize dramatic gains in video storage efficiency.

The on-the-fly transcoding capabilities of SelenioNext JITT significantly reduce the footprint of storage-intensive applications, such as cloud DVR (cDVR), enabling substantial savings in storage while reducing costs and opening up new monetization opportunities for video content owners and distributors.

SelenioNext JITT, a market-leading high-density just-in-time transcoder, allows service providers to store content in a single, high-quality bit rate.  Additional bit rates required for multiscreen deployments are transcoded only when a video asset is requested for playback. The on-the-fly attributes of SelenioNext JITT can reduce storage requirements up to 80%. These efficiencies are enabled by the market-leading performance and density of SelenioNext JITT, a component of the company’s CloudXtream™ DVR solution.

Integrating multiple functions into a single-server platform, SelenioNext JITT provides highly dense, scalable and operationally efficient transcoding capabilities to meet growing demand for access to cDVR, IPTV and live programming from mobile and other connected screens.  SelenioNext JITT also integrates seamlessly with Imagine Communications’ CloudXtream DVR and CloudXtream Dynamic Ad Insertion solutions, enabling service providers to experience substantial savings in storage while also generating incremental revenue through ad placements.

SelenioNext JITT is also able to breathe new life into large VOD libraries, enabling content to be transcoded for ABR multiscreen delivery as needed.  SelenioNext JITT, combined with the just-in-time capabilities of the Imagine Communications Telurio™ Packager, allows service providers to stream their libraries in any required format, eliminating the need for transcoding and storing content in many bitrates and formats, including HLS, Smooth Streaming, HDS, DASH-TS and DASH-BMFF.  This is accomplished with high capacity, high performance, low power consumption and industry-leading density, resulting in one of the lowest cost-per-output-stream ratios in the industry.

SelenioNext JITT provides:

  • Industry-leading Density:  Up to 80 HD ABR or 160 SD ABR channels per 2U server
  • Maximum System Redundancy:  Physical hardware, N+1 video processing, input source and output network interface
  • Superb Video Quality:  Advanced de-interlacing and compression techniques optimize video quality and compression efficiency at any bit rate and any resolution
  • Best-in-Class Power Efficiency:  Less than two watts per HD profile and less than one watt per SD profile
  • Active Balancing:  Onboard resource manager load balances video streams across all video processors in the system, providing an integrated fail-safe mechanism with no disruption to other live services

“Video libraries and solutions require massive amounts of storage,” said Ron Gutman, Vice President of Technology, Imagine Communications. “A single copy of an HD feature-length film alone can easily consume up to 6 gigabytes of disk space. Imagine Communications’ new SelenioNext Just-In-Time Transcoding capability, when coupled with Imagine Communications’ dynamic storage management system, empowers service providers to simultaneously optimize storage resources and smoothly navigate the changing landscape of digital rights management.”

For more information about these products and solutions, please visit Visit Imagine Communications at IBC2015 at Stand 4.AMT.


About Imagine Communications
Imagine Communications Corp. is a global leader in video and advertising solutions serving the media and entertainment, multi-channel video programming distributors and enterprise markets, spanning 185 countries. Today, nearly half of the world’s video channels traverse through more than 3 million Imagine Communications products deployed around the world. Imagine Communications provides the most complete end-to-end video solutions and is innovating to deliver the most advanced IP, cloud-enabled, software-defined network and workflow solutions in the world. Visit for more information, and follow us on Twitter @imagine_comms.

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Steve Reynolds

Steve Reynolds is President of Imagine Communications, a global leader in multiscreen video and ad management solutions that broadcasters, networks, video service providers and enterprises around the world rely on to support their mission-critical operations.

Steve brings 25 years of technology leadership in the video industry to Imagine Communications. He has served as the CTO at Imagine Communications and Harris Broadcast, Senior Vice President of Premises Technology at Comcast, Senior Vice President of Technology at OpenTV, and CTO at Intellocity USA.

Steve earned a MS in Computer Engineering from Widener University and BS in Computer Science from West Chester University. As the Chairman of the AIMS Alliance and a member of SMPTE and SCTE, he has participated in numerous standards-making bodies in the cable and digital video industries. Steve also holds over 40 patents relating to digital video, content security, interactive television and digital devices.