​Imagine Puts Selenio in the Cloud

Imagine Communications is introducing Selenio One XC, a software-only addition to the company’s compression platform.

Imagine Communications says the cloud-native nature of Selenio One XC provides media companies with the ability to support both premises- and cloud-based deployment modules — or a mixture of the two — as well as take advantage of steady increases in the computational capabilities of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) computing platforms.

“With the introduction of XC, the newest offering from the Selenio One platform, Imagine Communications is further validating its commitment to reducing complexity and overall operating expenses by providing content producers and distributors with a single, versatile platform for handling virtually all of their compression and processing needs,” said David Heppe, VP of product management, Distribution, Imagine Communications. “The software-only XC, which provides market-leading deployment flexibility and exceptional video quality, complements previously released configurations of the Selenio One.”

Selenio One can be deployed in different physical implementations to optimize for density, quality and cost, the firm says. All Selenio One elements are controlled by a common user interface for operational efficiency.

The new product can run in Linux-based virtual machines, making it deployable in a variety of datacenter and cloud settings. It supports H.264/MPEG-2 to H.264/MPEG-2 IP-based transcoding and can be paired with an optional multiplexer to provide bandwidth-conserving statistical multiplexing of expensive or bandwidth-constrained distribution channels. The product is scheduled to support adaptive bitrate (ABR) technology for OTT distribution operations in the summer.

“The availability of Selenio One XO in January marked the debut of the Selenio One platform,” states the firm. “Selenio One XO is focused on helping media companies generate new revenue and maximizing the efficiency of their networks through more effective distribution of high video quality ABR and linear channels.”

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