Telestream Upgrades Lightspeed Server For On-Prem Processing

The Lightspeed G8 is a single RU server with new CPU and dual-GPU architecture that is claimed to be up to 80 percent faster in many media transcode operations than its predecessor.

“On-premise media processing workflows still represent a major part of our Vantage video processing operations, so it is essential that we support our user base with a range of server system solutions. Lightspeed K80 is a reliable workhorse in many media facilities worldwide,” commented Scott Matics, Senior Director of Product Management at Telestream. “Now with Lightspeed G8, we have taken the K80 and replaced it with a high-performance server that meets all of today’s media processing needs with plenty of power to handle tomorrow’s increasing media processing demands.”

Lightspeed G8 is designed to optimize Vantage Media Processing Platform workflows, making it ideal for on-premise enterprise media processing. The server features accelerated transcoding software, enabling automated content assembly across extensive production and distribution workflows in minimum time. 

The appliance comes with four 10Gbps network ports - double the amount of previous Lightspeed servers, facilitating faster file transfer speeds, especially when users gang-together the ports to achieve 40Gbps. 

There are several ‘environmentally aware’ features: the system design requires significantly less cooling, which saves money on energy costs and users may not have to upgrade air conditioning capacity within their plant rooms. 

The server features seven available Expansion Drive Bays (10 in total), which reduces the need for expensive external storage solutions, futureproofs for more UHD and HDR production, and offers a RAID OS option for system redundancy. 

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