Synamedia's vDCM with Smart Rate Control and Automation for both live and time-shifted ABR streaming delivers a combination of bandwidth distribution and storage savings as well as an increase in consistency and quality of the end user's viewing experience. The content manager automates the time-consuming process of setting the quality level and cap bitrate by leveraging machine learning. Additionally, the automation functionality enables bandwidth cost savings of 30% to 50%. vDCM can work on the individual bitrate profile level and doesn't assume that two channels behave the same or that the content of a channel is equally complex over the course of time.
Judge's Comment: "Virtualizing the DCM is interesting and would be desirable if I were building new today."