scale your origin
Edgeware has a modular origin solution which allows almost unlimited flexibility when it comes to scalability. You can grow in many different dimensions depending on the specific characteristics of your TV service offering. And you can grow in the dimension most relevant for your business, ingest or egress, independently of each other.
Perhaps you have several live channels and need to grow your ingest capacity, but you don’t necessarily need to grow the egress capacity at the same pace. You can even temporarily grow the ingest capacity, for example for large live events, and keep the egress unchanged. A different scenario could be to just grow your egress capabilities to add more client device types and formats, such as 4k, UHD and VR or add subtitling & audio options. For this you only need to grow – and pay for – the increased egress capacity, and leave the ingest unchanged.
Edgeware’s TV Content Capture product ingests and segments the incoming live stream allowing you to convert it to time-shifted assets such as start-over TV, catch-up TV and cloud DVR. Our TV Repackaging product repackages your live and VOD assets on-the-fly, with subsecond latency, into all the different streaming formats required by today’s devices such as HLS, DASH and MSS. Content can also be encrypted on request according to its digital rights management (DRM) schemes, which include integration with Verimatrix, PlayReady and Widevine, among others.
Edgeware’s distributed repackaging concept is yet another way to scale your origin. It offloads the origin as the repackaging functionality – repackage to ABR formats – is moved out of the origin and into the CDN. Since content is sent in only one format, instead of three, there are significant savings to do. You can save 70% of the cost for origin egress, reduce backhaul and save CDN storage. These can prove to be extra valuable in a cloud scenario and with leased lines between the origin and the CDN.