Selenio Gains 150+ Users Worldwide in First 12 Months
Every day, more and more broadcast and media companies in countries across the world are investing in the Selenio platform as a key piece of their infrastructure builds and upgrades. European users include Mediatec Broadcast Sweden, which is using Selenio to provide a video head end (VHE) solution for the playout of two high-definition (HD) IPTV channels from its regional playout facility based in Helsinki, Finland.
“This is the initial phase of our investment plans for video head end solutions within the Mediatec operations, but if it goes well we intend to move towards a consolidated approach where we use Selenio as the common platform for all encoding and playout requirements across our network,” explained Andreas Langell, manager, contribution and distribution services at Mediatec Broadcast Sweden.
Selenio enables full-featured, multichannel video and audio processing, distribution and compression applications at a size and density scale unprecedented in the marketplace. Hybrid applications such as decoding an incoming compressed, contribution-quality stream, converting it to the required HD format and re-encoding it for consumer redistribution are easily managed.
The Selenio architecture is designed to maximize operational efficiency. MPEG-2 and H.264 compression standards are supported from SD and HD to 3 Gb/s and mobile. Virtually any advanced audio capability — including best-in-class loudness control — can be mixed and matched on a single module. A built-in, highly intuitive, graphically rich Web-based interface using Microsoft® Silverlight® technology enables operators to easily configure, monitor and manage the platform’s advanced capabilities.
To ensure a cost-effective, seamless evolution path, inputs, outputs and functionality can be rapidly increased to meet any new requirement by simply adding video and audio expansion modules to the Selenio frame. The result is a high-performance, easy-to-operate, streamlined solution that simplifies broadcast infrastructure and provides cost savings throughout the product lifecycle.