GRENOBLE, France--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Keepixo, a leading provider of software-based head-end solutions for IPTV and OTT, today unveiled AL2000-UHD its latest generation of Live Encoder Platforms capable of encoding 4K/Ultra-HD content in HEVC with resolutions up to 4KP60 (3840×2160 @ 60fps, 10bits).
4K is gaining popularity as worldwide shipments of 4K capable TVs is growing rapidly. According to recent studies, household penetration of Ultra HD 4K TVs in U.S. is expected to exceed 30 percent by 2019 and will top 25% in Europe. This rapid growth will create tremendous opportunities and create the need for more 4K content.
The AL2000-UHD platform comes in a compact 1U form factor; leverages the latest Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v4 and encodes content into HEVC Main 10 profile with optional support for HDR. Output is available in either IPTV or OTT formats. When used in OTT applications the AL2000-UHD also features a built-in packager which generates an output stream compliant with popular streaming protocols such as Apple HLS and MPEG-DASH.
“The new 4K format represents a great opportunity for content and service providers to differentiate their offerings and attract new customers.” said Jerome Blanc, COO for Keepixo. “Our AL2000-UHD comes in small form factor that minimizes rack space and power consumption. It also offers proven interoperability with various ecosystem partners including silicon and STB vendors and players.”
Keepixo will showcase its AL2000-UHD at NAB Las Vegas April 18-21 (booth SU9302CM) and at TV Connect London April 26-28 (booth 73).
Keepixo, the spin-off of Allegro DVT’s broadcast business, is a leading provider of software-based and cloud-ready head-end solutions for IPTV & OTT. Keepixo offers live encoders, file-based video transcoders and delivery solutions featuring advanced functions such as Catch-Up, Start-Over and nPVR. Keepixo solutions are used by more than 150 customers including 40 tier-1 operators worldwide.
For more information, visit Keepixo’s website or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.