Socionext’s Media Cloud solution is designed to provide a tenfold density improvement for video processing in the data center. The company aims to address the ever-increasing and compute-intensive mass consumption of high-quality video.
The Socionext MB86M30 chip, nicknamed “M30”, is a power-efficient and broadcast quality transcoder that is the building block for Socionext’s Media Cloud. The company offers a comprehensive MPEG2, AVC (H.264) and HEVC (H.265) tool kit for implementation of superior coding efficiency.
Socionext is working with server partner companies to launch MB86M30-based accelerated servers in the fall of 2017 in standard 1U rack cases. With Socionext’s video expertise and the partners server infrastructure expertise, the combined solutions are designed to solve the power, density, and quality necessary for a HEVC future proof transcoder. The company will showcase this robust, low-cost, and easily deployable solution at the annual Streaming Media West, held at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach, Calif., on Nov. 2-3, at booth 207.
Media Cloud Solution Overview
M30 Hybrid Codec
The Socionext M30 Media Cloud is capable of real-time transcoding up to 256 Bundles of AVC/ HEVC ABR (Adaptive Bit Rate) streams. The transcoder handles all video-processing functions within a single chip, drastically reducing power consumption to as low as 1/50th of conventional systems built with standard servers. It supports encoding, decoding and transcoding of MPEG2, AVC/ H.264 and HEVC/ H.265 video and up to 8-channel audio with equal facility.
The hybrid model Socionext engineers adopted with server partners consists of 32 transcode ICs densely packed into a 1RU server, with traditional X86 CPU for Conductor and application management. The server chassis can be customized to a specific vendor, with the standard supporting dual redundant power supplies, dual port 10 Gbe LAN and other features standard to data center servers.
Integration is a simple process as software porting is facilitated by a FFmpeg, GStreamer, or even customized plug-in. All the complexity of dealing with hardware is under the hood.
Socionext Media Cloud is a compact, low-power and cost-effective solution for processing large volume of media data for video systems and “Live” transcode broadcasting.
- Live broadcast transcoding
- Over the Top (OTT) distribution
- Live events and sports encoding
- Streaming Service Providers (SSPs)
- Television broadcast
- Education, government, and religious organizations
- Video conferencing systems
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