Advantech Accelerates Video Processing from Edge Contribution to Cloud Distribution at IBC 2018
Advantech (TWSE: 2395.TW), a global leader in providing trusted innovative embedded and automation products and solutions, today unveiled its plans for the IBC 2018 Show where it will demonstrate how the latest additions to its VEGA family of video solutions enable agile, scalable and cost-effective UHD/4K and 8K video processing and analysis anywhere in the media workflow. Executive management, senior architects, and product directors will be available in Hall 11 booth 11.C32 to share Advantech’s vision on how commercial-off-the-shelf access to powerful video acceleration can greatly contribute to solving issues around high resolution encoding performance and content analysis.
Media professionals attending the IBC show will be able to witness Advantech's latest video processing platforms for:
The Accelerated Video Cloud
Advantech will demonstrate high density and efficient live hardware transcoding solutions for the data center. This includes the unparalleled performance of the VEGA-3318 transcoding cards, each capable of up to 8 x 4Kp60 live or 32 x 1080p60 AVC or HEVC transcodes, still a world leading density. The boards are also available in deployment grade servers capable of transcoding up to 32 UHD/4K services or 128 1080p60 services for OTT delivery. This represents a substantial saving in power and space over conventional software options. Advantech are also introducing the VEGA-4000 family of reconfigurable FPGA-based encoding accelerators that, in collaboration with industry leading encoder developers such as partner NGCodec, provide solutions for those interested instead in hardware-assisted VP9 and even AV1 transcoding.
UHD/8K Live Streaming & Broadcasting
Built upon proven UHD/4K technology, Advantech will be expanding its partnership with Socionext and introducing a new partner, Spin Digital, to address 8K live HEVC encoding, streaming, and decoding for highly immersive experiences in a broad range of use cases including live OTT broadcasting, 360 VR, and medical applications. Built initially on the world’s first single board 8K HEVC encoder, the VEGA-3304, the product line up will expand to include additional direct video capture modes, integrated system options with the new VEGA-7010 1U short depth broadcast edge video server, and a new all-in-one compact appliance, the VEGA-6304. On the booth, Advantech will show the immersive experience advantages of 8K on both screen and VR using new 8K decoder technology from SpinDigital and a high-resolution headset from Acer.
The new all-in-one compact appliance.
Video Artificial Intelligence and Analytics At IBC 2018, Advantech will be introducing the VEGA-4000 product family for accelerating the classification and analysis of video streams using reconfigurable FPGA technology. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning has become a hot topic as user generated content gets increasingly more pervasive, and Deep Neural Networks (DNNs) are deployed to manage the workload of classification and compliance. Built on the same Xilinx Virtex Ultrascale+ VU9P technology used by the majority of cloud service providers, the VEGA-4000 family of PCI Express boards allow efficient deployment of optimized DNNs in a wide range of target environments including appliances and private/hybrid clouds, and the reduced power consumption is ideal for edge computing applications and 5G. The product line includes the VEGA-4000, a low profile PCIE card for scale-out servers with a single VU9P fitted, and the VEGA-4001 that fits two VU9P devices in a professional GPU form factor for higher power machine learning tasks or combinations of flexible video decoding and content analysis. The boards support the new optimized Xilinx xDNN architecture for AI inferencing announced recently, and can accelerate standard deep learning network models such as Caffe, Mxnet, and TensorFlow.
Reconfigurable Video Content Intelligence Accelerator
4K HEVC/AVC Real-Time Encoder and Streaming Module
"The increasing amount of video content and the massive compute required by next generation resolutions, codecs, and analysis engines will outstrip the capability of the existing video infrastructure,” said Brian Carr, Product Strategist and Marketing Director for Video Solutions at Advantech. “Advantech VEGA Video Solutions combine the best of the broadcast and IT worlds to solve the UHD HEVC processing challenge by putting world-class video acceleration technology at equipment manufacturers and service providers’ fingertips. Thanks to our comprehensive design services and global presence, we are able to accompany customers all along the way engaging with them in a true partnership from product conception to market deployment.”
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