Anevia debuts headend as software

Anevia has launched the latest version of its Flamingo headend solution, available as software or hardware. Flamingo 4.0 is available on D4 ...

Anevia teams with Red Hat on open source support
Anevia teams with Red Hat on open source support

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.

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