WISI has extended its Tangram Video Platform for cable TV, IPTV and OTT solutions by a 10G interface, the universal software based module conception GT2000 and encoders for different video applications. The implementation of a 10G interface enables the connection of high-performance 10 Gbps network switches, allowing operators to reduce the number of connections in their network as well as maintenance cost. The new 10G Tangram Chassis features four ports, each supporting 10 Gbps, and an additional 1 Gbps management port.
The software-based GT2000 is the new high-density Tangram module for edge video solutions. It offers network operators new capabilities in terms of functionality and investment security. The GT2100 software option activates the IP to analog modulator, which processes up to 10 analog TV channels. A special highlight is the compatibility with MPEG-2, MPEG-4 and HEVC video compression, as well as the downscaling of 4K content. The GT2300 software option converts the GT2000 hardware into a high-performance edge QAM solution with a density of up to 48 QAM channels per module.
The new GT35 and GT36 encoders complete the capabilities of the Tangram Video platform with audio and video encoding of HDMI and HD/SDI input signals. Thanks to the four inputs per module, up to 24 HDMI or 24 SDI signals can be received in 1 rack unit. These new modules can be used in combination with other Tangram modules as a powerful one-box solution.
INCA IP Video Platform
WISI has added the new high-performance HXC-200 module to its Inca IP Video Platform. This new next-gen transcoding solution enables operators to process current video workflows as well as future-proof their networks with support for up to UHD/4K HEVC 12-bit resolutions. Video content can be transcoded between HEVC, MPEG-4 AVC and MPEG-2 to ensure compatibility with upstream and downstream equipment.
Key features supported by the new HXC-200 module include advanced de-interlacing and uprating to 60fps which increase output quality from interlaced sources, particularly high-action sports content, for multiscreen ABR delivery. The HXC-200 module is available now for new and current WISI customers, who can upgrade current deployments and install the module in existing Inca chassis.
HELIX accelerates PON networks symmetrically with 10G and beyond
WISI’s PON Portal solution HELIX is a new approach based on SDN and NFV technologies to deploy 10G XGS PON technology in a cost-effective, highly flexible and easier way. Compact Whitebox Switches and the use of open source software do not tie service providers to proprietary solutions that are expensive and inflexible. Thus, it becomes feasible to deliver more bandwidth and higher speeds at a much lower cost on a single fiber than was previously possible with existing technologies.