What to see @ IBC 2011 : a selection of products for Streaming Workflows

If you got a plane for Amsterdam in September, there’s a chance that it’s not (only) to make you bulldog walking under the red lights : you will probably be undermining your new pair of shoes in the alleys of the RAI, seeking the freshness of streaming video innovations.

Each year the trip is too short – and the feet do hurt – especially if you didn’t carefully select your target booths in advance in order to see the more interesting technology breakthroughs. While making this preparation exercise, I thought that I could share my choices, in order to save your time and shoes a bit, and to hear back your tips as comments. So here are some suggestions of visits to arrange if your job is to build streaming-media-oriented-production-workflows like I do.

See you there * !

 

WebM encoders/servers (read post on this topic)

PRODUCTIBC PAGELOCATION
Allegro AL2000 Transcodercheck it1.A46
Anevia ViaMotion & live transcodercheck it4.B66
Sorenson Squeeze Servercheck it6.A02
Telestream Episode Engine 6check it7.D16
Wowza Media Server 3check it13.121

Stream repackagers (read post on this topic)

PRODUCTIBC PAGELOCATION
Adobe FMS 4.5check it7.G27
Anevia ViaMotioncheck it4.B66
Concurrent eFactor Transmuxcheck it4.B78
Envivio Halo NMPcheck it1.D73
Harmonic ProMedia Packagecheck it1.B20
Microsoft Transform Manager 1.0check itBM14, BM15
RGB Transact Packagercheck it4.C78
Wowza Media Server 3check it13.121

Hardware-accelerated encoders/transcoders (read post on this topic)

PRODUCTIBC PAGELOCATION
Ateme Titan Livecheck it1.F70
Ecrin LiveStream AIOcheck it5.C21
Elemental Livecheck it7.H37
Elemental Servercheck it7.H37
Harmonic ProStream 4000check it1.B20
MainConcept CUDA SDKcheck it5.A31
Media Excel Hero nScheck it13.353
RGB networks Transactcheck it4.C78
Sorenson Squeeze Servercheck it6.A02
Wowza Media Server 3check it13.121

nScreens live encoders

PRODUCTIBC PAGELOCATION
Allegro AL1000 Live Encodercheck it1.A46
Cisco AS8100 Media Processor (formerly Inlet Spinnaker)check it13.197
Digital Rapids StreamZHD Live ABRcheck it7.G41, 13.293
DVEO MPEG Gearbox MFcheck it2.A48
Elemental Livecheck it7.H37
Media Excel Hero nScheck it13.353
Thomson ViBE VS7000check it5.A17
Harmonic ProMedia LIvecheck it1.B20

Transcoding farms

PRODUCTIBC PAGELOCATION
Amberfin iCR Workscheck it7.J15c
Ateme Titan Filecheck it1.F70
Cisco Transcode Manager (formerly Inlet Armada)check it13.197
Digital Rapids Transcode Manager 2.0check it7.G41, 13.293
Elemental Servercheck it7.H37
Root6 ContentAgentcheck it7.C17
Sorenson Squeeze Servercheck it6.A02

ABR servers

PRODUCTIBC PAGELOCATION
Adobe FMS 4.5check it7.G27
Broadpeak BKS200 and BKS300check it2.C40b
Harmonic ProMedia Origin Servercheck it1.B20
Minexa [M] Platformcheck it13.433
Packet Ship Streamline Video Servercheck it4.A61d
Wowza Media Server 3check it13.121

Workflow enablers

PRODUCTIBC PAGELOCATION
Aspera Orchestratorcheck it7.G11
Dalet Enterprise Edition MAMcheck it8.B77
Nagra Media OTTcheck it1.C81
Nativ MioEverywherecheck it4.A61e
Pilatmedia IBMS OmniCastcheck it3.B14, 3.A15q
Rhozet Workflow Systemcheck it1.B20
Signiant Cloud Optimized Deliverycheck it13.341
SintecMedia OnMediacheck it2.B41
Telestream Vantage 3.0check it7.D16
Vivesta MediaFlow 3.0check it2.A46

3D encoders/platforms

PRODUCTIBC PAGELOCATION
Allegro AL8000 SVC/MVC Broadcast Encodercheck it1.A46
Vanguard 3DStreamer and Vcompress Procheck it13.204
Vimond 3D adaptive streaming platformcheck it2.A31, 13.391

DRM platforms

PRODUCTIBC PAGELOCATION
Conax Secure OTT Solutioncheck it1.D69
Discretix Multi-Scheme DRM Clientcheck it3.A15b
Irdeto Cloakware DRM Solutionscheck it1.D51
SecureMedia Encryptonite ONE HLS+check it13.233
Verimatrix VCAS 3 and StreamMark watermarking solutioncheck it4.B54

Quality Check systems

PRODUCTIBC PAGELOCATION
AccepTV Video Quality Monitorcheck it8.F40 (SVC4QoE project)
Agama Verifiercheck it4.A55
AmberFin Unified Quality Control systemcheck it7.J15c
Digimetrics Auroracheck it7.A01
IneoQuest IQDialogue ASM for ABRcheck it1.C39
Interra Vegacheck it6.A15
MiraVid AutoCheckcheck it13.434
Rhozet Quality Control Systemcheck it1.B20
Tektronix Cerifycheck it8.C75
Venera Pulsar Content Verifiercheck it6.A28
VidCheck VidCheckercheck it10.A09

Second-screen frameworks/tools

PRODUCTIBC PAGELOCATION
Audible Magic Media Solutionscheck it13.384
Civolution VideoSynccheck it2.C30
Never.no Synchronized Companion Appscheck it3.A36
Snell Morpheuscheck it8.B68, 13.381

Smart production tools

PRODUCTIBC PAGELOCATION
Vidigo Graphics and Livecheck it7.H30
VidyoCast VidyoCentralcheck it6.A25


* For example at the Rising Stars Showcase session [free attendance, Sept. 11@2PM, Emerald room], featuring a presentation by Kieran Kunhya (Open Broadcast Encoder)

About The Author: Nicolas Weil

Digital Media Solutions Architect, France, World. Hungry for : OTT architecture challenges, MPEG-DASH experiments, hybrid video services, scalable production/distribution platforms, video-centric innovations & Junglist vibes. Proud member and co-founder of OVFSquad ! I'm working at Akamai, but this blog reflects strictly personal views, and isn't endorsed in any way by Akamai.

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