MediaKind has launched Aquila Broadcast, supporting broadcasters and operators who want to transition towards all-IP workflows and the cloud.
Powered by software-based video compression, control and stream processing, Aquila Broadcast enables resolutions up to UHD with HDR support, while also offering wide codec support and significant bandwidth savings, says MediaKind.
As demand for live content increases, satellite and terrestrial broadcasters, as well as some cable and IPTV operators, are faced with the challenge of growing costs – and reduced availability – of satellite capacity. MediaKind says it developed Aquila Broadcast to ensure compatibility across all-IP technologies and standards, increased transponder density while retaining video quality and deployable as an appliance or as pure software, with the ability to support on-premise and cloud-based implementations.
It supports MPEG-2, MPEG-4 AVC and HEVC and combines a number of leading MediaKind consumer delivery products, including Encoding Live, Stream Processor and nCompass control
Stuart Boorn, vice president, Product Management, MediaKind, said: “With Aquila Broadcast, we are combining market-leading picture quality and efficiency with operational simplicity and flexible deployment, enabling our customers to make the transition from appliance-based broadcasting to the cloud while also considering the speed and time that best suits their business needs.”