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Broadcast infrastructure provider Synamedia has updated the automation capabilities within its Virtual Digital Content Manager (DCM) with Smart Rate Control.

Synamedia 4Sep2018While standard adaptive bit rate (ABR) solutions leverage output profiles that are set to constant bit rates with varying picture quality; this can often result in more bandwidth usage than is required due to varying quality level targets, such as switching from a high impact football game to a more static interview. Synamedia’s Virtual DCM with Smart Rate Control and Automation scales as needed according to bandwidth requirements, which the company said minimises distribution and storage costs.

It also sets target quality levels and bitrate caps per the ABR bitrate profile for each channel in a network, and supports both H.264 and H.265 coding and is future-proofed for future codecs.

“Today, competition is fierce, and no one is more keenly aware of that than our customers. They need a competitive edge and they look to us to help them discover one. Our new Virtual DCM with Smart Rate Control and Automation delivers on that challenge head first,” said Julien Signes, SVP and GM, Video Processing at Synamedia. “Operators tell us that our new automation capabilities are a first in the industry and can open up efficiency and scalability possibilities like never before. This is one of the many ways we help them win and keep viewers.”