Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc. (FFNA), a provider of IT-based business solutions, and Broadcast International partnered to produce CodecSys, a private cloud platform appliance that allows users to deliver video streams to multiple devices, with multiple profiles and formats, all from a single video stream.
The CodecSys combines Broadcast International’s multi-codec video transcoding software platform with Fujitsu’s server hardware, the companies say. CodecSys is more flexible, more scalable, and delivers a lower cost of ownership than traditional hardware-based, proprietary encoders by embracing the private cloud strategy of the NuVola Private Cloud Platform, according to the firms.
CodecSys provides a cost-effective alternative for a myriad of emerging industries that can now embrace of the power of multi-media, said Vic Herring, FFNA’s vice president of sales and marketing. “For many companies and organizations, this can have a transformative effect on how their live and recorded content can be distributed and consumed, be it educational, instructional training, entertainment, news or sports,” he said.
CodecSys encodes and transcodes both live and file-based video streams and assets and it can deliver higher quality at current bandwidth rates or maintain current quality at much lower bandwidth requirements, the companies say.
CodecSys’ “services oriented architecture” enables modular components to be integrated or extended to other applications or processes, while dynamic codec swapping ensures optimal treatment of each video scene or segment, the firms say. In addition, its workflow orientation integrates seamlessly with video management components across the network and allows users to deliver video streams to multiple devices.