Starfish Technologies Showcases Enhanced Stream Processing At NAB Show 2024

Starfish Technologies, a pioneer in transport stream processing, will use its NAB presence to highlight how its innovative software products can deliver valuable functionality and flexibility to support new revenue opportunities. Starfish software is now installed in more than 1,000 live channels around the world.

Central to the Starfish philosophy is the avoidance of re-encoding media content wherever possible. Its TS processing products are scalable from single channel to high density installations running on generic COTS hardware. Typifying this philosophy is the TS Splicer, for clean switching of content in transport streams encoded as HEVC/H.265, H264 and MPEG2, and supporting SD, HD and UHD media resolutions. It is used for replacing live and pre-recorded content for advertising insertion, localisation of content, adding and removing ad insertion markers, decoding in stream SCTE35 markers, processing parental control identifiers, and adding channel logos. All this with a very low propagation delay. It also supports SMPTE 2022-7 for seamless input protection of redundant source signals.

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