|[February 14, 2013]
Elemental Announces Availability of Next-Generation Architecture for Video Processing
PORTLAND, Ore. --(Business Wire)--
Elemental Technologies, the leading supplier of video
solutions for multiscreen content delivery, today announced support
for next-generation GPU and CPUarchitectures with its award-winning
software-based video processing solutions. The company has launched
NVIDIA (News - Alert)® Tesla® GPU accelerator and Intel Sandy
Bridge-based versions of its Elemental® Live and Elemental®
Server products to double the performance of its previous generation
"Pay TV operators, content owners and broadcasters are seeking to expand
platforms for next generation multiscreen video workflows that can
support requirements such as ultra-high definition resolutions, HEVC and
MPEG-DASH," said Sam Blackman, CEO and co-founder of Elemental. "By
leveraging NVIDIA Kepler™-based Tesla GPUs, Elemental is harnessing the
most powerful programmable architecture on the market today, offering
customers unmatched video processing quality, flexibility and
"The migration path Elemental offers has allowed us to significantly
increase our video transport quality and efficiency as the market demand
for multiscreen video continues t grow," said Dave Higgins, vice
president Video Quality and Reliability for Comcast (News - Alert) Cable.
"Elemental pioneered the use of GPUs for high-quality video transcoding,
and they continue to innovate by developing new platforms that fully
harness the massively parallel processing power of Tesla accelerators,"
said Greg Estes, general manager of Media and Entertainment at NVIDIA.
"The increased density and throughput available with these new Elemental
products will continue to set the standard for enterprise video
processing in the industry."
"Pay TV operators are aggressively investing in infrastructure that can
scale from today's multiscreen applications to meet coming requirements
including IP over cable, live multiscreen streaming of full channel
lineups, and increases in the size of VOD catalogs," said Sam Rosen,
practice director at ABI Research (News - Alert). "Traditional video processing
capabilities are now being deployed in cloud architectures, giving
operators the flexibility to reallocate resources as new applications
come online. The Elemental software platform, coupled with next
generation processors, provides a unique bridge to media deployment
architectures of the future."
Along with powerful processor upgrades across its product line,
Elemental has new form factors available from SuperMicro, Dell (News - Alert), and HP
that offer more flexible workflow choices. Customers can opt for systems
with a dual power supply, in a desktop form factor and with a quieter
chassis. Additional options include ASI input, Pro-MPEG support, and
cloud-based video processing.
Elemental Technologies is the leading supplier of video solutions for
multiscreen content delivery. Founded in 2006 and headquartered in
Portland, Oregon, the company pioneered the use of graphics processors
to power adaptive video streaming over IP networks. Providing unmatched
solutions for hundreds of customers around the world, including nine of
the top ten media and entertainment companies in the United States,
Elemental helps content programmers and pay TV operators bring video to
any screen, anytime - all at once. The company has offices in the United
States, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Singapore and Brazil. To learn
more, please visit http://www.elementaltechnologies.com/
and follow @elementaltech
on Twitter (News - Alert).
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