Synamedia Launches Software-Based Converged Headend Solution

Synamedia said the platform combines multiple broadcast and broadband workflows to provide broadcast quality on any screen.

The solution can be deployed on premises, in the cloud or in a hybrid situation. The tools cover acquisition and multiplexing, encoding, transcoding, ad insertion, packaging, content protection, origin services and IP transport.

The solution also supports Adaptive Bit Rate for live streaming.

Synamedia announced the product at the ANGA Com event in Cologne, Germany

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“By removing the need for pay-TV operators to juggle separate broadcast and broadband workflows and giving them the virtual keys to a brilliant new world of software innovation, they can launch new services faster to boost subscriber numbers and revenues,” said Julien Signes, senior VP and general manager of video processing at Synamedia.

Synamedia was formed last year, private equity firm Permira Funds re-purchased Cisco’s video software business, then rebranded it. 

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