Vancouver, CANADA, October 4th, 2023 – WISI, a global leader in carrier-grade video technologies, proudly announces the launch of their ABR Receive solution within the Tangram Video Platform. This new solution enables video operators to eliminate duplication in their headend by using ABR streams for business accounts that continue to serve linear workflows.
Video operators are transitioning delivery networks to edge sites from QAM-based video to IP, and with this change operators can achieve significant bandwidth savings and upsell additional data services. To reduce unnecessary replication in the headend and optimize operational efficiencies, WISI's ABR Receiver repurposes video streams from multiscreen delivery, transforming them into IP transport streams for IPTV services or into QAM for hospitality networks. This solution is particularly advantageous in helping operators expand outside of their network footprint and deliver to new sites previously not accessible.
"The Tangram ABR Receive solution revolutionizes ABR conversion to IP or QAM in a single platform. This efficiency not only bridges the gap between cutting-edge video delivery and legacy infrastructure at hospitality sites, but it also translates into substantial operational savings,” said Sharen Sandhu, VP of Product at WISI America.
Operating at the edge, the Tangram performs seamless conversions of ABR streams to IP, QAM, or Analog formats to align with site-specific demands while preserving existing infrastructure integrity. What makes the solution truly ground-breaking is that the complete end-to-end workflow of ABR receive, including bulk decryption, optional re-encryption, and conversion to IP or QAM is supported in a one-box solution.
"Tangram's innovative design empowers operators to customize a modular, 1RU chassis to meet location-specific requirements. Surplus chassis capacity can be harnessed for other applications such as encryption, local channel encoding or analog conversion,” said Sandhu.
The platform supports a diverse range of video formats, including IP, ABR, SRT, QAM, Analog, ASI, HDMI, and SDI with optional encryption capabilities such as Pro:Idiom and Samsung LYNK encryption. The ABR Receive feature set extends to include Widevine or Verimatrix bulk decryption, dynamic channel guide support with Gracenote, and advanced multiplexing capabilities.
To discover more about the ABR Receive solution or the Tangram Video Platform, please visit https://www.wisigroup.com/us-en/.
WISI employs 600 people worldwide at locations in Germany, France, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, the United Arab Emirates, Canada, and China. In addition, WISI works with more than 100 partners in all major international markets.
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