Taking Media Processing to the Next Level: Ateme, Dell OEM and Intel VCA at #NABSHOW 2016

This week nearly 1,800 exhibitors and over one-hundred thousand attendees from 160 countries are attending the National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas. #NABSHOW is ‘the world’s largest event focused on the intersection of technology, media and entertainment.” It’s a safe bet more than a few conversations are regarding the tidal wave that is online video.

Internet video statistics are mind blowing:  300 hours of video is uploaded to YouTube every minute. Facebook alone is generating at least eight billion video view per day. Do a quick search and you’ll find a thousand articles on this very topic. Video sizes and quality are continuing to increase. 4K is here and 8K is on its way. I’m not sure ‘explosive’ is an adequate enough adjective to capture this kind of growth.

To help service providers contend with this extreme video expansion, Dell OEM and Intel teamed up to deliver a simple, fast and efficient video transcoding solution. Customers can accelerate to 4K/UHD and HEVC, while reducing infrastructure and development cost with up to 4 Intel Visual Compute Accelerator (VCA) PCIe cards in a 1 RU Dell OEM Dell PowerEdge C4130 accelerator-optimized server. Close collaboration between Dell OEM and Intel VCA teams ensured an optimized fit and thermal operation for an industry-leading PCIe density in a balanced and flexible 1U server that was purpose-built for even the most demanding media and HPC workloads.

At NAB this week, attendees can take a closer look as Ateme is on hand in the Intel booth showcasing the Intel VCA, Dell C4130 and Ateme’s own video compression prowess. The Ateme, Dell and Intel joint partnership delivers 200 HD channels with premium video that, redefines the broadcast industry density standards offering significant OPEX and CAPEX savings. If you’re one of those 100,000 at NAB, make sure to stop by the Intel booth and chat with the Ateme team.

For more information on the Dell OEM and Intel VCA solution, make sure to check out the Dell/Intel VCA Webinar.

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