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.” 

Evertz Reflektor offers on-ramp to cloud

Singh: ‘Make the transition [to] innovative virtualised solutions’ 

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     

Company: Evertz