Vantrix, a Montreal-based provider of video optimization, delivery and policy enforcement solutions, and QuickFire Networks, a San Diego-based pioneer of traffic processing platforms designed for service provider networks, has announced a live demonstration scheduled for the 2013 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, April 6-11 in Las Vegas.
The QuickFire Networks T-VideoTM platform, powered by Intel® CoreTM i7 processors together with Vantrix software, provides a quantum leap in video processing density. Recognizing the critical impact of graphics processing for video delivery, QuickFire Networks uniquely architected its T-Video platform around the Intel Core i7’s multiple processor cores with Intel® HD Graphics capabilities and Intel Media SDK 2013 for Linux Servers. At NAB, QuickFire Networks, Vantrix and Intel will showcase the results: major performance improvement in video encoding which will help service providers address the massive demand for, and growth of, streaming video on their networks.
“Our initial testing exclusively relied on the i7 CPU to baseline performance, which showed some incremental improvement over existing systems. Subsequently tapping the Intel HD Graphics capability gave us an immediate three-to-four fold improvement over the CPU-only baseline,” said Jim Knapik, president and chief executive officer of Vantrix. “Using the Intel Media SDK coupled with our modular architecture enabled us to readily adapt to the QuickFire Networks T-Video platform, and demonstrate results in a matter of weeks. We expect to see more significant gains as we continue to enhance our encoders and streamers to maintain the highest possible performance and scalability in the industry.”
“The NAB demonstration provides a side-by-side comparison of our T-Video platform with an existing rack-mounted commercial server and illustrates the huge density improvement via our new purpose-built video appliance,” commented Mike Coward, chief executive officer of QuickFire Networks. “We are pleased by how fast it was for Vantrix to enable their solution on our platform and leverage the capabilities of the Intel Core processors and Intel HD Graphics. Service providers can now easily and economically enjoy the major scalability improvements in video optimization necessary to address the explosion of mobile data, allowing them to focus on new revenue-enhancing solutions.”
“We’re excited to see Vantrix and QuickFire Networks taking full advantage of Intel’s newest graphics and video technologies,” said Jonathan Khazam, Intel Vice President, and General Manager, Visual and Parallel Computing Group. “Intel HD Graphics integrates high-performance media and transcoding hardware to enable cost-effective delivery of complex, multi-format video to subscribers across a variety of devices. These solutions offer a whole new level of price/performance for media servers.”
The demonstration will be presented live during the NAB Show in the Intel booth located in the South Lower Hall, Booth SL9610. Vantrix and QuickFire Networks expect their solution to be commercially available in Fall 2013.