WISI extends platforms Inca 5420 and Inca 4400 with new features
Niefern-Öschelbronn, September 8, 2016 – Operators of cable and IP networks are challenged by the fast increasing video consumption and changing consumer expectations. They need to distribute, manage and control their linear and non-linear TV Everywhere services via their networks to TV sets and mobile end devices like smartphones, tablets and laptops (OTT and Multiscreen). German firm WISI Communications GmbH & Co. KG (WISI) will present at IBC 2016 (September 9 – 13) in Amsterdam at stand B50 in hall 5 various extended systems and efficient solutions for the implementation and extension of next generation networks. With its platforms Inca 5420 and Inca 4400, WISI shows a comprehensive and market-leading solution for OTT and multiscreen applications for providers of IPTV and Pay TV services as well as cable and IP network operators.
The extremely flexible WISI platform Inca 4400 for linear & multibitrate transcoding allows network operators to optimize transport streams, manage bandwidth efficiently and monitor their TV and video offers. It supports all operators that wish to extend their offers towards multiscreen applications. They can optimize the formats, resolution and bitrate of large numbers of live satellite, IP and off-air digital sources for delivery to set-top-boxes or multiscreen end devices. Options include modular platforms with up to three bays that can transcode, transrate or downscale up to 36 HD or 90 SD programs to MPEG-4, in just one rack unit of space, with integrated grooming and monitoring of all streams.
New at IBC are features such as service fail over and high density (up to 128 Audio PIDS) multilingual audio transcode for both ABR and linear applications. WISI now has built VidiOS into every INCA product. VidiOS™ supports the intelligent monitoring and visualization of transport streams at each step of the flow. It also monitors streams that are generated by other equipment. In addition VidiOS supports extensive statistical analysis and provides the operator with an instant overview if a transport stream is available in his network.
The WISI Inca Multiscreen Package & Origin 5420 is a carrier-grade live streaming packager and origin server for high value Internet video services. It segments and packages multiple streams into the most popular adaptive bitrate protocols. The platform supports HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS), HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) and Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH) and comes with an ABR Packager and Origin Server. New at IBC, the WISI Inca 5420 is the first product to be enhanced by software from WISI’s Katamaran multiscreen & OTT solution, more than tripling the 5420’s performance from previous benchmarks.
WISI addresses with its key monitoring solution “All Seeing Eye” cable network operators, City Carriers and Telcos. A major new feature of the “All Seeing Eye” at IBC is the new Email alert feature, providing real time email alerts about video impairments to operations staff. The platform facilitates the management and monitoring of all TV channels with video and audio content offered in one network. The SD, HD, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 Audio/Video streams will be displayed with video thumbnail mosaics on readily-available flat-panel TVs or wall mounted displays. The platform provides detailed stream statistics, including PID and payload details, warnings and errors. By this the technical support team can see all channels in one go and trace impairments through the network with easy click-through to remote system management interfaces.
WISI Communications GmbH & Co. KG (WISI)
Wilhelm Sihn Jr. founded WISI in 1926 in Niefern-Oeschelbronn (Germany). Since nine decades the high-tech company is one of the world’s pioneers in broadband reception and distribution technology. Today, WISI is active around the globe in the business fields: components for broadband networks, fiber optics for broadband, digital signal reception, processing and modulation for TV and radio, in-house multimedia. WISI currently employs 600 people at production sites in Germany, Europe, Canada and Asia. The company has subsidiaries in France, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Bulgaria, Spain, Canada and China. In addition WISI co-operates with more than 100 partners in all important international markets. More information can be found at www.wisi.de
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