Akimbo Selects Harmonic’s Rhozet™ Video Transcoding Technology
Rhozet Carbon Coder Chosen by Internet VOD Leader for Outstanding Automation Capabilities and High Quality Video Output –
Sunnyvale, Calif. - Harmonic Inc. (NASDAQ: HLIT) today announced that its market-leading Rhozet™ Carbon Coder™ video transcoding solution has been selected by Akimbo for automated web-based video transcoding and packaging.
Akimbo, an acknowledged leader and pioneer in Internet-delivered VOD, manages a vast library of mainstream and niche encoded video content acquired through its numerous relationships with content providers. Since this content comes from variety of sources and in a range of formats, the challenge for Akimbo was to develop a process to easily collect and quickly transcode a large amount of content, while maintaining the highest video quality. Rhozet Carbon Coder has enabled Akimbo to create a web-based solution that is convenient for its partners to submit video, which is then automatically transcoded and sent to Akimbo’s publishing system.
“At Akimbo we need a tool that supports the gamut of formats our content partners deliver to us, and that can quickly output high-quality compressed content ready to publish. With Rhozet’s Carbon API, our engineers were able to easily automate the acquisition of new content, the transcoding, and the hand off to our content delivery network,” said Seth Bennett, Director of Content Operations at Akimbo Systems.
“Akimbo is breaking new ground in the VOD arena, as is Carbon Coder,” said David Trescot, Vice President of the Rhozet business unit at Harmonic Inc. “Carbon Coder’s technical capability is just one of the important aspects of transcoding. The ability to address our customers’ specific needs with a customizable solution gives us the upper hand in the market, while enabling our customers to grow their businesses.”
Harmonic’s Rhozet Carbon Coder is a universal transcoding application that facilitates the transfer of media between a variety of platforms, including acquisition, editing, playout, archive, the Internet and mobile devices. Carbon Coder can run as a stand-alone application or as part of a multi-node, fully-automated rendering farm. Carbon Coder provides high-performance, scalable and cost-effective transcoding for a broad range of business environments, from specialized studios to enterprise-scale installations.
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