September 07, 2011
FOOTHILL RANCH, CA, September 06 -- Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc. (FFNA), a leading provider of IT-based business solutions, including advanced technology products, biometric security, and digital media solutions, Broadcast International, a leading provider of video management services and software for next generation video IP networks, and Myricom, a technology leader in extreme-performance 10-Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) solutions specialized for vertical markets, have announced a strategic alliance to deliver an integrated private cloud transcoding solution to the Media and Broadcast market.
The fully integrated solution combines Fujitsu's leading Primergy Servers and XG Series 10GbE Switches, Myricom's Myri-10G 10-Gigabit Ethernet network adapter cards with new VideoPump specialized video-streaming software, and Broadcast International's CodecSys, a breakthrough, multi-codec video compression technology that cuts video bandwidth requirements.
"Working with these industry leaders, Broadcast International and Myricom, to address the growing demand to optimize rich-media for distribution to an increasing diversity of devices is an exciting step for Fujitsu," said Vic Herring, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, FFNA. "The network infrastructure challenges inherent in meeting this growing demand, such as bandwidth, storage, transcoding and file access and optimization, are readily overcome via our private cloud strategy. We feel confident that the Media and Broadcast market will embrace the solution as it is powerful, cost-effective, and secure."
All elements in the solution play a critical functional role, from the Fujitsu server and switch products to the Myricom Myri-10G network adapters and VideoPump software. Myricom's VideoPump software is critical for the UDP streaming of IPTV video, with typical throughput levels clocked at nearly 80Gb/s per server, enough to support 8,000 simultaneous streams of high-definition video. VideoPump's extremely low CPU overhead (<10% of one CPU core) means that customers can achieve massive scale video delivery using fewer, less expensive, servers, thereby reducing both capital and operating expenses.
"Working with Fujitsu and Broadcast International allows us combine our technologies to rapidly develop a unique solution for an exciting market opportunity," said Dr. Nan Boden, CEO of Myricom. "This integrated solution leverages the extreme performance of Myricom's adaptable 10-Gigabit Ethernet hardware with our VideoPump software to deliver an optimized solution for a new vertical market. We look at this cloud computing appliance as a powerful starting point in our strategic alliance with Fujitsu. "
The solution subsequently relies on Broadcast International's CodecSys software to compress and optimize media files for the variety of associated bandwidth parameters leveraged by an increasing array of devices, including phones, tablets, laptops, PC's and even set-top boxes and game consoles. It is the multi-codec technology in CodecSys that cuts bandwidth needs by up to 50% compared to traditional MPEG2 encoding technologies and eliminates proprietary, hardware-based appliances from the video optimization landscape.
"Taking this process off the back of a local or distributed server network and up to our private cloud environment permits all aspects of the solution to be purpose built for performance, efficiency and availability," said Steve Jones, Senior Vice President and General Manager, CodecSys Division, Broadcast International. "Operating under these ideal conditions, this video streaming solution leaps past legacy performance limitations, whether delivering live or file-based media, by continuously matching the right codec with the requirements of each scene."
Interested parties can obtain an Executive Brief for the solution at the International Broadcasters Convention 2011 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, running from September 9-13 -- at the Stordis exhibit, stand number 7.A16 in Hall 7.
About Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc.
Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc. provides market-focused IT solutions that enable customers to achieve their business objectives through integrated offerings for retail point of sale, self checkout solutions and kiosks, mobile, cloud computing, digital media solutions, biometric authentication technology, Ethernet switches, RFID tags and currency handling solutions. Working closely with a diverse network of strategic partners for sales, systems integration, and managed services, FFNA delivers industry-specific solutions for the manufacturing, retail, healthcare, government, education, financial services, enterprise and communications sectors throughout North America. Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc. is headquartered with operations and product development at 25902 Towne Centre Drive, Foothill Ranch, CA 92610.
For more information about Fujitsu products and services, call us at 800-626-4686 or visit us at: www.fujitsufrontechna.com.
About Broadcast International
Broadcast International is a leading provider of video-powered broadcast solutions, including IP, and digital satellite, Internet streaming and other types of wired/wireless network distribution. BI's patented CodecSys software is a breakthrough, multi-codec video compression technology that cuts video bandwidth requirements over satellite, cable, IP and wireless networks. By slashing bandwidth needs, CodecSys enables a new generation of rich-media applications and offers unprecedented price/ performance benefits for existing applications.
Broadcast International is a public company headquartered in Salt Lake City, UT. For more information visit: www.brin.com and www.codecsys.com.
Founded in 1994 as a Caltech spin-off, Myricom is the technology leader in extreme-performance 10-Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) solutions specialized for vertical markets. Myricom first pioneered High Performance Computing (HPC) interconnect technology that helped fuel the growth of cluster computing. Now, with its fourth generation of networking products, Myri-10G, Myricom has achieved convergence between mainstream 10-Gigabit Ethernet and HPC technology, 10-Gigabit Ethernet with a supercomputing heritage. The majority of Myricom's sales today are for 10-Gigabit Ethernet applications with demanding latency or throughput requirements. Myri-10G delivers wire-speed UDP and TCP throughput, with optional firmware-accelerated offloads for financial trading, packet capture, video streaming and IPTV, HPC, and for other performance-sensitive vertical markets.
For additional information, please visit www.myri.com.
Source: Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc.
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