Anevia has launched the latest version of its Flamingo headend solution, available as software or hardware. Flamingo 4.0 is available on D4 and D11 servers and in a software format. The headend software is designed to run directly on either a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) server or virtual machine.
Sylvain Eloy, product manager, Anevia said: "With a team of in-house software experts, we're extremely proud to be the first to launch a software-only version of a multiscreen TV headend. Through extensive research and development, we're able to stay ahead of the technical curve, and we know the market is moving towards visualization - something our customers are increasingly looking to adopt to save on operational costs, so we had to create a solution to address these demands."
The upgraded Flamingo features a new video on demand (VOD) service designed to support hundreds of hours of viewing up to 4K/UltraHD quality with upgraded storage capacity. Existing features carried forward include time-shift and pause live TV.
Flamingo 4.0 now supports creation of virtual channels to enable enterprises to run their own content, from streaming advertisements in hotels to educational videos within a hospital.
Anevia has added more formats, including an updated version of HLS for receiving TV channels from the web, as well as the ability to receive DTT sources broadcast in ISDB-T, a standard used in Japan and many countries in South America.
Anevia Cloud Services allow system integrators to monitor and configure Flamingo deployments remotely, with customized real-time alerts and notifications. Cloud Services will also generate updates on the status of broadcast TV sources to offer a reliable TV channel database that can be used to create channel lineups while automatically backing up and recording Flamingo configuration changes to store historical data.