Clearcable Taps Inca for Multiscreen Transcoding

Clearcable Networks is using the Inca Networks 4430 high-density MPEG-4 HD transcoder to receive, transcode, process and monitor video in ...

Clearcable Taps Inca for Multiscreen Transcoding
Clearcable Taps Inca for Multiscreen Transcoding

Clearcable Networks is using the Inca Networks 4430 high-density MPEG-4 HD transcoder to receive, transcode, process and monitor video in Clearcable's network. Clearcable's satellite distribution replacement service offers TV programmers and cable operators an alternative means to transmit and receive traditional linear broadcast and specialized digital content as well as offering live over-the-top (OTT) streaming.

"We've been doing this for about two years, so we have several other vendor products in our network," said Rob McCann, CEO, Clearcable. "The reality was that none of them solved our problems completely, but Inca had everything and continues to support us. There are lots of solutions available in the market that cover bits and pieces or some of them even more, but what's missing is the comprehensive support, and Inca delivers the features and support that make our solution work."

Clearcable also employs the Inca 1248 Borderguard to move IP video streams across the country and across multiple network edge segments. This brings live content to remote operator networks, while maintaining visibility and control over every video stream in the Clearcable content distribution network (CDN).

With the ability to offer both live linear and adaptive bitrate (ABR) multiscreen transcoding from the same chassis, the 4430 is designed to support multiscreen video from MPEG-2, to MPEG-4 AVC (H.264), HEVC (H.265), and UltraHD 4K. Audio transcoding, service fail-over redundancy, 8-VSB over-the-air ATSC reception and ASI inputs are also supported.

Inca's 4400 High Density Transcoder includes VidiOS, Inca's processing and monitoring engine, wich is designed to provide active stream tools and integrated visual status monitoring. VidiOS management and troubleshooting tools come with inbound and outbound video thumbnails, stream capture and download, statistical analysis, and stream logging.

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