Imagine Communications introduces Selenio™ One XC
Imagine Communications has introduced Selenio™ One XC, a software addition to the company’s multipurpose compression platform, which offers media companies a single platform for performing a range of encoding, transcoding and related processing operations. Selenio One XC, optimised for both primary and secondary distribution, is designed to improve operational efficiencies by delivering more channels over existing distribution infrastructures.
The solution, which is powered by Zenium™, the pure microservices-based technology from Imagine, can be deployed with an optional stat mux to enable media companies to maximise video quality and bandwidth efficiency.
“With the introduction of XC, the newest offering from the Selenio One platform, Imagine Communications is further validating its commitment to reducing complexity and overall operating expenses by providing content producers and distributors with a single, versatile platform for handling virtually all of their compression and processing needs,” said David Heppe, VP of product management, Distribution, Imagine Communications. “The software-only XC, which provides market-leading deployment flexibility and exceptional video quality, complements previously released configurations of the Selenio One.”
The new Selenio One XC is initially targeted at providing video service providers with high video quality, highly efficient linear transcoding capabilities. It can run in Linux-based virtual machines, making it deployable in a variety of datacenter and cloud settings. It supports H.264/MPEG-2 to H.264/MPEG-2 IP-based transcoding and can be paired with an optional multiplexer to provide bandwidth-conserving statistical multiplexing of expensive or bandwidth-constrained distribution channels. The product is scheduled to support adaptive bitrate (ABR) technology for Over-the-Top (OTT) distribution operations in the summer.