Argosy has now become an official channel reseller for British technology specialist Boston Limited, and has added the Boston Stream+ encoder to its active hardware range for large-scale ultra-density video encoding.

Argosy-1 Boston Stream+ Encoder - Argosy Aug 2020

Low OPEX: The Boston’s Stream+ encoder can significantly reduce private cloud operating costs

Josh Simons, director of Argosy, said: “Live, large-scale broadcast events generate hundreds of feeds and require the simultaneous encoding of multiple groups of large numbers of live sources and cameras from a central location, and a very expensive server infrastructure for network operators. The Boston Stream+ addresses this by offering significant quality and cost benefits to our video delivery customers. It also offers efficiency to private cloud operators, reducing their operating costs by up to four times, while improving their streaming quality.”

Stream+ is a new 1RU rack-mounted system powered by Xilinx Alveo accelerator cards and high performing video encoding software that includes the new MPEG-5 Part 2 LCEVC standard. Argosy says that standard significantly enhances the quality and throughput of any codec such as AVC/H.264, HEVC, VP9, and – in the future – AV1, VVC, and others.

Manoj Nayee, managing director of Boston Limited, said: “As a well-known and trusted supplier to the broadcast market, Argosy is the ideal choice to take our ‘first-to-market’ encoding solution to those in this industry that have a growing need for 4Kp60 video encoding at the best quality and lowest bitrate.”

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