Reflektor, a new SaaS media transcoding and distribution platform, is helping broadcasters align their operating spend with flexible workflows in the cloud.
Rajvir Singh, Technical Product Manager, Compression at Evertz, explained: “Reflektor uses licensed microservices to normalise the signal types that best suit the needs of the end user or final application. It can be hosted on-prem but also makes an ideal cloud solution for applications such as 4K field contribution, remote production, return feed monitoring, remote collaboration and cloud production.”
Reflektor supports secure and reliable transport protocols (such as SRT and RIST) and codecs like JPEG-XS that are commonly used in remote contribution. The unit will transcode incoming formats to hand off NDI and/or route SRT/RIST streams for cloud applications.
“We are enabling broadcasters to make the transition from capex broadcast hardware to innovative virtualised solutions,” Singh added.
Evertz has also unveiled a standalone RF fibre transmitter platform at IBC, and is highlighting new features of its software-defined UHD live encoder platform XPS, including support for JPEG-XS. Multiviewing and monitoring solutions for cloud-based workflows such as the cVIP multiviewer are also on show.
Stand Number: 1.B79