CodecCaster is a turn-key solution for real-time transcoding of IPTV streams up to full HD resolution. It offers high-performance and high-quality IP-based format conversion for MPEG Transport Streams, and fully supports transcoding to multiple bitrates for adaptive streaming. Video transcoding from MPEG-2 Video to AVC/H.264 is provided, as well as transcoding from AVC/H.264 to MPEG-2 Video, or any other combination, such as transrating from AVC/H.264 to AVC/H.264. Audio passthrough and audio transcoding is available, including Dolby Digital Plus to AAC transcoding.
The world-class encoders of CodecCaster allows for greatly reducing bandwidth requirements of streams while keeping the original quality of experience, which makes CodecCaster the perfect solution for Internet transmission or when streaming in wireless networks.
Additional options for stream adaptation, such as deinterlacing, video scaling, frame rate conversion, and audio volume and sample rate conversion allow for serving set-top boxes, tablets, mobile phones, and others.
DVB and Teletext subtitles can be included in transcoded streams (“burned-in”), which offers subtitles with 100% compatibility with all existing devices.
CodecCaster can be augmented with AdCaster, our solution for ad replacement and ad overlays.
CodecCaster is available as a 19-inch rack-mountable server appliance, or as a software-only version for easy installation on existing servers hosted in data centers.
The number of streams to be transcoded in parallel is not artificially limited, as shown by following examples (please refer to data sheets for full specification).
|CodecCaster||1000 HD||8000 HD|
|Transcoding MPEG-2 SD to H.264 SD||Up to 10 streams||Up to 80 streams|
|Transcoding H.264 HD to MPEG-2 SD||Up to 4 streams||Up to 32 streams|
|Transrating H.264 HD to H.264 HD||Up to 2 streams||Up to 16 streams|
|Multi-bitrate Multi-screen MPEG-2 SD to H.264 with 3 profiles||Up to 5x 3 = 15 streams||Up to 40x 3 = 120 streams|
|Or arbitrary other combinations of input streams and output profiles up to the system maximum.|
For CodecCaster Software, the number of streams to be transcoded in parallel is not artificially limited and only depends on your underlying hardware platform.
Being compatible with existing gateways, conditional access systems, streaming servers, and set-top boxes, CodecCaster can be seamlessly integrated into your existing infrastructure.
|CodecCaster 1000 HD|
|CodecCaster 8000 HD|
|Scalable Infrastructures supporting IPTV in Hospitality, Health Care, and Corporate Networks|
|Content Delivery Networks (CDN) for Live TV Streaming|
|Customized IPTV setups with TVCaster server appliances|
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