Real-Time Linear Segmentation, Packaging and Encryption

Given the ever-expanding variety of consumer devices in the multiscreen world, video service providers need state-of-the-art solutions that can easily adapt to the complexities of an ever-changing landscape. Our customers are facing a variety of challenges related to packaging solutions – increased infrastructure costs, need to reach more audiences on more devices, content security and the diverse ever changing ecosystem.

By using our Packager, our customers will rest easy knowing their content is being encrypted using the latest standards and supports a variety of formats like HLS, DASH and CMAF. Our Packager is unique in the market by being pre-integrated with leading digital rights management (DRM) servers and manifest manipulator for DAI workflows. Our Packager is also CDN agnostic to support your Multi-CDN and low latency strategy.

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  • Real-time linear segmentation, packaging, and encryption
  • Packages linear content for live, on-demand and just-in-time delivery
  • Minimizes the need for multiple stored copies
  • Reduces operational and network bandwidth costs
  • Supports easy migration to new packaging formats
  • Enables timely distribution of live captured assets
  • Allows video providers to cost-effectively expand their TV Everywhere libraries
  • Offers flexible deployment options — available as software license or appliance
  • Linear segmentation, packaging, and encryption
  • Cloud-ready for virtualized deployments
  • Ingest H.264/H.265-encoded video streams carried in a MPEG-2 transport stream (TS) and MPEG-2 encoded video streams carried in a MPEG-2 transport stream (TS)
  • Supports all leading delivery protocols — HLS, CMAF, MSS, HDS, MPEG DASH, RTMP
  • Outputs segmented “packaged” streams or files with full VOD manifests suitable for HTTP delivery
  • Support for Closed Caption and DVB subtitles in HLS and MSS output
  • IGMP v3 Source Specific Multicast (SSM) ingest
  • Integrates key exchange with leading digital rights management (DRM) servers
  • CDN-friendly — Origin server, reverse proxy, expires headers
  • 1+1 active / active redundancy
  • Flexibility of software or hardware can be deployed in Virtual Machine environments

Packager Workflow

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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.