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Thomson Enhances its ViBE VS7000 Multiscreen Video Platform

The platform’s versatility for live and file-based Internet protocol video increased

Thomson Video Networks has added features to its ViBE VS7000 multiscreen video platform that increase the platform’s versatility and power for both live and file-based Internet protocol (IP) video, the company says.

In addition to its support for existing streaming formats from Apple and Microsoft, the ViBE VS7000 now offers support for the MPEG-DASH format, Thomson says.

ViBE VS7000’s value for live IP television and Web TV and over-the-top TV applications is also extended by its new capacity for ingest and other file-based workflows, Thomson says. Allowing live and file applications to run concurrently on a single system, the ViBE VS7000 provides high operational convenience through a common, intuitive graphical interface, the firm adds.

Combining functionality that would otherwise require parallel infrastructures for file-based and live encoding, the ViBE VS7000 video system integrates with external platforms through a common built-in Web services interface, Thomson says. The system’s built-in video operating system provides native load balancing and redundancy/fail-over, allied to the unit’s compact, high-density packaging, making the ViBE VS7000 a cost-effective item in capital and operational budgets, the firm says.

“The ViBE VS7000 takes another leap forward as a highly versatile platform for multiformat applications by letting users deliver TV channels using the latest WebTV standard, MPEG-DASH,” says Hervé Congard, Thomson Video Networks’ chief operating officer. “The capacity for simultaneous live and file-based applications, combined with the overall platform performance improvements, further reduces operator costs,” he adds.