Tyrell delivers digital encoding

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Pepper Post has adopted Anystream Agility encoding technology from Grab Networks and Tyrell CCT in order to grow its online media business

The scalable encoding solution, together with the customised workflow designed by Tyrell CCT, will initially be used by Soho-based Pepper for the transcoding of content for its client, Projector TV. Projector TV is a new IPTV/VoD platform specialising in world cinema, independent movies, documentaries and international television programming.

Grab Networks' Anystream Agility 2G was built to meet the demands of the changing video industry. The Agility 2G solution provided to Pepper comprises four nodes running across Blade servers, managed from a single web user interface. The system can transcode up to 100 films a day from materials delivered by content providers worldwide and has been designed by Tyrell CCT to provide Pepper with an automatic encoding and delivery workflow. The encoding engine enables immediate transcoding to commence whilst the content ingest is still occurring, allowing the facility to increase efficiencies.

"Anystream Agility 2G gives us significant transcoding abilities and a scalable architecture to respond to a growing market," said Shane Warden, Joint MD at Pepper Post. "We now have the ability to offer fast and flexible encoding and transcoding services at any level and volume.

Nick Soper, technical director at Tyrell CCT UK added that "Agility 2G allows customers to effectively meet the challenges of greater throughput, better and faster availability and more rapidly changing distribution requirements that are inherent in the fast growing on-demand video marketplace."