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Advantech has announced the VEGA-3318 accelerator, supporting real-time AVC and HEVC transcoding of eight 4Kp60 video streams in a PCI Express card with a power consumption below 100W.

Anvantech vega 20 April 2017Media service providers can integrate the new VEGA-3318 into a variety of server configurations leveraging Advantech’s Linux and Windows SDK for cloud-based video delivery solutions. Up to four VEGA-3318 accelerators can be integrated in a 1U GPU server, enabling 32 UHD transcodes per RU for greater density in data-centre deployments.

The growing demand for OTT-delivered live content is disrupting broadcasting and mobile business models. This fundamental change in consumers’ behaviour opens up new opportunities for media companies and service providers but it also outstrips the processing capabilities of their infrastructure which they look to optimise by leveraging agile cloud-based architectures. Traditional data centre hardware is not well suited to video processing, especially when multiple high-definition live channels require real-time manipulation. The VEGA-3318 fills this gap by providing the acceleration required to efficiently scale video processing across a wide range of live UHD cloud applications from OTT transcoding and broadcast encoding to gaming and mobile video.

“The VEGA-3318 enables new cloud video delivery business models for both media companies and service providers,” said David Lin, associate vice president for video solutions at Advantech. “The unrivalled processing performance and density of the VEGA-3318 combined with its commercial-off-the-shelf and easy-to-integrate design driven by the convergence of cloud, networking and media technologies overcomes the video infrastructure challenges to deliver live UHD services.”