RGB Networks announces second generation multiscreen TV delivery platform

Michelle Clancy | 04-04-2013

RGB Networks, which provides multiscreen IP video delivery solutions, has announced the Video Multiprocessing Gateway (VMG) Gen 2, the second generation model of its VMG product line, which powers RGB's Multiscreen 2.0 live streaming encoder for TV Everywhere support.

The VMG Gen 2 has the ability to transcode more than 1,000 output video streams in a single chassis.
"As many of our competitors are just field-testing their first generation solutions, we continue to outpace them with the second generation of our highly successful VMG product line, which has been proven in large scale deployments with major cable operators and telecom carriers around the world," said Nabil Kanaan, vice president, product management for RGB Networks.
He added: "We've more than doubled the density already offered by RGB's chassis-based platform, enabling video service providers to cost effectively meet growing subscriber demand for more channels, on more devices, without compromising on video quality. Complementing this is the addition of stream conditioning for ad insertion services, another key feature for next-gen multiscreen deployments."
Building on RGB's MPEG-2/H.264 compression engine, the VMG Gen 2 solution adds a TCM2+ transcoder module that more than doubles the transcoding capacity of its predecessor.