Envivio debuts V. 4.0 of Halo media processor
Michelle Clancy
| 22 October 2014
Envivio has launched version 4.0 of its Halo network media processor (NMP) video solution, which supports all Apple devices, such as Apple TV, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, and the just announced iPad Mini 3 and iPad Air 2.

"Our mission is to support the launch of new products faster and better than anyone else, and to add functionalities contributing to a superb user experience," said Envivio's vice president of products and solutions, Boris Felts.

Felts added: "For video service providers, video delivery is about efficiently providing the best user experience to any and all consumer devices as soon as they are available on the market. Envivio differentiates by offering video solutions that support all video streaming formats and all digital rights Management (DRM) systems, and works closely with device manufacturers."

With Halo version 4.0, Envivio now supports up-to-date multiscreen video streaming formats such as Adobe HDS, Apple HLS, MPEG-DASH and Microsoft Smooth Streaming, with H.264 and HEVC video support, and various content protection schemes.

Envivio also said that processing performances have improved by 40% to diminish the hardware footprint inside the network.

"This alone was the No 1 reason the second-largest US cable operator selected Envivio," Felts said. "Today, Halo is the most efficient combined packager origin server available in the market. Furthermore, Halo version 4.0 improves the TV anytime workflows by performing video encryption for video protection and interfacing with all of the complex CDNs and DRM systems, including Microsoft PlayReady, Adobe Access and Google Widevine, making it simple for operators to support new consumer devices as they are introduced to the marketplace, as it does for BSkyB, Comcast and Telstra."