HEVC 4K HDR Encoding from ​Ittiam, Kontron

Joint effort with Ittiam Systems results in up to six streams of 4K60p HDR10 video encoded from a single 2U platform.

Kontron, which provides open source cloud platforms, and Ittiam, a developer of video analytics solutions, have what they describe as a high density, cost-effective HEVC 4K 10-bit HDR encoding solution.

The Ittiam HEVC software encoder, in conjunction with the SYMKLOUD MS2910 hardware platform, can encode up to six live 4Kp60 10-bit HDR video streams using up to 18 Intel Xeon® E3-1200 series processors in a single 2U platform.

This high video workload density is said to make the MS2910 “particularly appealing to service providers seeking to reduce OpEx costs and improve the TCO by up to 70% versus standard commodity servers.”

Ittiam claims to have the only HEVC encoder with distributed GPU-accelerated processing, delivering rapid 4Kp60 encoding. It can scale up to 8K.

“By collaborating on this joint effort, we are making it easier to respond to future opportunities by providing a solution that allows for fast and efficient service roll-outs, smoother delivery and immersive user experience,” said Benoit Robert of Kontron. “As consumers demand new and diverse types of content, service providers will have the tools required to quickly meet those demands.”

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