Argosy Adds Boston Stream+ Encoder To Range

Infrastructure specialist announced as ‘channel reseller’ for Boston’s Stream+ encoder that claims to reduce private cloud operating costs by up to four times.

Argosy has added the 1RU Stream+ encoder to its active hardware range and, as a result, has now become an official ‘channel reseller’ for British technology specialist Boston Limited.

“We are delighted to add the Stream+ encoder to our active hardware range,” said Josh Simons, director of Argosy. “Live, large-scale broadcast events generate hundreds of feeds and require the simultaneous encoding of multiple groups of large numbers of live sources and cameras from a central location, and a very expensive server infrastructure for network operators. The Boston Stream+ ultra-dense encoding solution addresses this by offering significant quality and cost benefits to our video delivery customers. It also offers efficiency to private cloud operators, reducing their operating costs by up to four times, while improving their streaming quality.”

Stream+ is described as a new 1RU rack-mounted solution powered by Xilinx Alveo accelerator cards and high performing video encoding software that includes the new MPEG-5 Part 2 LCEVC standard that significantly enhances the quality and throughput of any codec such as AVC/H.264, HEVC, VP9, and – in the future – AV1, VVC, and others. The addition of LCEVC delivers better quality than the base codec natively at up to 50% lower bitrates.

“We are delighted to partner with Argosy to help us make the power of the Stream+ available to broadcasters around the world. As a well-known and trusted supplier to the broadcast market, Argosy are the ideal choice to take our ‘first-to-market’ encoding solution to those in this industry that have a growing need for 4Kp60 video encoding at the best quality and lowest bitrate.” said Manoj Nayee, MD of Boston Ltd.

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