May 9, 2017

Software-only solution from company’s next-gen compression platform recognized by TV Technology

Imagine Communications, empowering the media and entertainment industry through transformative innovation, has received NewBay’s Best of Show Award, presented at the 2017 NAB Show by TV Technology, for its Selenio™ One XC. The software-only solution, the most recent release of the groundbreaking Selenio One next-gen compression platform, is optimized for both primary and secondary distribution and designed to enable content owners and video service providers to improve operational efficiencies by delivering more channels over existing distribution infrastructures.

“We are honored by this recognition of excellence by NewBay,” said Tony Huang, Global Director, PLM Compression, Imagine Communications. “Being singled out for technology excellence on such a big stage is a significant achievement for Imagine Communications and valuable validation of the vision and investment behind the Selenio One platform.”

The new Selenio One XC is initially targeted at providing video service providers with high video quality, highly efficient linear transcoding capabilities. It can run in Linux-based virtual machines, making it deployable in a variety of datacenter and cloud settings, while maintaining consistent operation and a common management interface regardless of deployment model. It supports H.264/MPEG-2 to H.264/MPEG-2 IP-based transcoding and can be paired with an optional multiplexer to provide bandwidth-conserving statistical multiplexing of expensive or bandwidth-constrained distribution channels. The product is scheduled to support adaptive bitrate (ABR) technology for Over-the-Top (OTT) distribution operations in the summer.

NewBay’s Best of Show Awards are evaluated by a panel of engineers and industry experts, and are selected based on innovation, feature set, cost efficiency and performance in serving the industry.

“The products nominated for the Best of Show program, now in its fourth year, provide an outstanding overview of new technology on the show floor and shine a spotlight on the very best,” said NewBay Broadcast & Video Group Vice President & Group Publisher Eric Trabb.

Selenio One is among the first platforms to be released within Imagine’s initiative to empower media companies to adopt technology in a modular fashion, with the objective of reducing complexity and increasing integration across workflows and traditional operational divisions within a media facility. The solution is powered by Zenium™, the pure microservices technology from Imagine that enables the development of flexible and futureproof platforms and services.

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