June 25, 2007
Terayon Adds App to CAP-1000 Platform
By Rahul Prabhakar
TMCnet Contributing Editor
Terayon Communication Systems Inc., a provider of digital video applications to cable, satellite, telco IPTV, and DTT television service providers, recently unveiled CAP-1000, an addition to its CherryPicker Application Platform (CAP) suite. The suite gives video service providers the ability to manage and localize video streams seamlessly.
The Terayon CAP-1000 is hailed as the first platform to render a software application for rate shaping of real-time, broadcast quality MPEG-4 AVC SD and HD streams. The new platform offers grooming, dejittering, and seamless localized ad insertion for other applications. Additionally, CAP-1000 supports mission-critical initiatives such as Switched Digital Video, VOD Playlist Advertising, and Bulk Encryption.
Terayon displayed its premier applications run on CAP-1000 platform, such as, MPEG-4 AVC HD and SD rate shaping, at the Cable-Tec Expo held in Orlando, FL, from June 20-22, 2007. The event was supported by the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers.
Jerry Chase, CEO of Terayon Communication Systems, stated, “As operators vie for subscribers and advertisers, they require solutions that enable programming and advertising to be customized and delivered in a cost-effective way that does not compromise quality or reliability.”
The CAP-1000 offers easy software upgrades for a highly programmable device supporting new and upcoming technical standards with rising application needs; thus allowing users to garner continuous returns on their investment.
Some of the features of CAP-1000 include:
--Operations-friendly design (that meets the high availability requirement for high stream counts)
--Redundant and hot-swappable power supplies
--Hot-swappable fan trays (offering temporary redundancy when needed)
--Field-replaceable input/output and processing blades enclosed in a space- and power-saving 1RU (rack unit).
The CAP-1000 functions in converging IP networks providing carrier-class reliability. Its massive processing power can handle up to 2Gbps of aggregate video stream throughput.
Terayon has abstracted the hardware elements of CAP-1000 from the software layer in order to maximize flexibility and enable delivery of features, such as, session-based encryption, FEC, digital watermarking, video scaling, motion graphics overlay, and third party applications through new software releases.
Rahul Prabhakar is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To see more of his articles, please visit his columnist page
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