Niefern-Öschelbronn, September 10, 2018 – Video technology company WISI will unveil several new solutions at this year’s IBC including the Inca Adaptive Bitrate Transcoder 3840, new features for Tangram and Chameleon and the extended Optopus platform. As a leading international technology provider for the communications industry, WISI’s solutions are optimized for the expansion and operation of next-generation networks. Visit the WISI booth at IBC Amsterdam 2018 (September 14 – 18) at stand B50 in hall 5.
With traffic volume of video content and TV services growing rapidly worldwide, operators face constant challenges. Not only do video operators have to invest in the performance and capacity of their networks, but they also must supply clients with the high-quality services in an increasingly competitive environment. That being said, the Inca Adaptive Bitrate Transcoder 3840 sets new standards for performance and density while WISI has extended feature sets for two globally-deployed and highly successful headend systems – Chameleon and Tangram. With these products, network operators can optimize their existing reception and distribution infrastructures while they experience key competitive advantages.
Inca Adaptive Bitrate Transcoder 3840
WISI combines the highest of quality with cost efficiency while setting new standards in international markets with the Inca Adaptive Bitrate Transcoder 3840. Optimized for multiscreen and OTT applications, the 3840 can transcode up to 24x HD or 48x SD channels to multi-bitrate profiles in a single 1RU rack unit. WISI has also improved the flexibility and security of investment significantly for the operator. The high density of the transcoder is maintained even when source codecs, bitrates or formats are changed by the content owner, which helps operators plan OTT projects with confidence – e.g. from MPEG-2 to MPEG-4 AVC, from 1080i with 30 frames per second to 720p with 60 frames per second or from SPTS to MPTS. Finally, the Inca Adaptive Bitrate Transcoder 3840 features low energy consumption and low operational costs making it the perfect solution to launch new multiscreen services.
WISI has integrated visibility into its multi-headend platform Chameleon – the globally-deployed and highly successful All Seeing Eye (ASE) monitoring and troubleshooting tool. This multi-view monitoring platform features a visual mosaic of video thumbnails and gives operators greater visibility and reliability within their network. The faster detection and troubleshooting of errors in the delivery of TV services allows the operator to significantly minimize downtime and increase customer satisfaction while also lowering operational costs.
WISI has also optimized the encoding capabilities of Chameleon. Thanks to an increase in density, the costs for encryption per TV channel have significantly decreased. This is important for network operators and content providers supplying TV channels and video streams to the hospitality industry where content must be protected. Moreover, Chameleon now supports the new standard for broadcasting via satellite (DVB-S2X) and offers additional features such as traffic shaping and real-time transport stream monitoring.
WISI is announcing some exciting improvements to the high-density Tangram product line including the integration of the All Seeing Eye monitoring platform. New software licenses for Pro:Idiom and Samsung LYNK will now help operators to profit from more efficient channel encoding options. Additionally, Tangram now supports the satellite broadcasting standard DVB-S2x.
The optical platform Optopus has been extended by WISI towards CCAP and DOCSIS 3.1. Optopus is a remarkably flexible and high-density platform for all types of RF optical networks. The system may be used in any network, such as HFC, RF over Glass and RF Overlay in FTTx applications.
The inverted node LR 44 provides FTTH access through existing HFC plants. The highly integrated components allow the smallest footprint for OBI-free RFoG deployments including optical amplification and high-splitting ratios to connect up to 32 ports with options for further internal splits. This is enabled by a strengthened, rugged housing that supports installation in harsh environments. LR 44 is fully standard compliant with the DOCSIS 3.1 specification with 1.2 GHz in downstream and up to 204 MHz in upstream direction (pluggable diplexer).
The ASC/ALSC module VX58B supports the simple and automated initial operation by its auto alignment functionality. Here the desired system level and the system slope are adjusted automatically to achieve an optimal control reaction of the amplifier. The main reason for the level variation at the input is the temperature-dependent frequency response of the coaxial cable. It controls a constant output level independent from the input level within the control range.
In the range of Remote-PHY connections, the Dual DVB-C Analyzer VT45 is the ideal addition for the end-to-end monitoring of signal quality. This module has an integrated Dual DVB-C tuner for the continuous monitoring of the complete broadcast spectrum and the simultaneous detailed monitoring of a single channel based on the TS 101290 Prio1 KPIs. This allows the extended management of the remote PHY nodes by the DVB-C parameters. In addition to the VT45, the DOCSIS transponder VT 52 D and the HMS transponder VT 52 B are still existing. With these add-on modules, DOCSIS 3.1 suitable nodes and amplifiers of WISI’s portfolio can be extended by further control and monitoring capabilities.
About WISI Communications GmbH & Co. KG (WISI)
Wilhelm Sihn Jr. founded WISI in 1926 in Niefern-Oeschelbronn (Germany). More than 90 years later, the high-tech company is one of the world’s pioneers in broadband reception and distribution technology. Today, WISI is active globally in the business fields: components for broadband networks, fiberoptics for broadband, digital signal reception, processing and modulation for TV and radio, and in-house multimedia. WISI currently employs 600 people at production sites in Germany, Europe, Canada and Asia. The company has subsidiaries in France, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Bulgaria, Spain, Canada, Dubai and China. In addition, WISI works with more than 100 partners in major international markets. For more information, visit www.wisi.de.
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