High Performance Headless Media Gateway Reference Design Supports Convergence of IP and Broadcast Video
SUNNYVALE, CA–(Marketwire – Sep 7, 2012) – Cortina Systems, Inc. (Cortina®), delivering innovative technologies that link people and networks worldwide, and Zenverge, a leading developer of advanced content networking ICs, today announced the availability of a joint reference platform for headless media gateway with transcoding capabilities to stream content to devices that are unable to process broadcast video content. Consumers today want to have the multi-screen experience where they can view content anywhere, anytime, on any device.
The reference platform utilizes Zenverge’s ZN200, an industry leading quad stream HD transcoder IC, and Cortina’s CS7542, a scalable digital home service delivery SoC. Cortina’s CS7542 provides content encapsulation and delivery of IP and broadcast video content for whole home multi-screen distribution. Zenverge’s ZN200 transcodes content to any profile, bit rate, or resolution with its powerful TransAll™ transcoding engine.
“Collaborating with Zenverge is an opportunity to bring to market the very best combination of video service gateway and video transcoding technologies in one system,” said Dr. Stewart Wu, Vice President at Cortina Systems, Inc. ”Our collaboration underscores both companies’ commitment to delivering cutting edge, bandwidth efficient, and high quality video services to client devices.”
“The Cortina solution was the natural choice for Zenverge when deciding to create a reference design highlighting the video transcoding abilities of the ZN200,” commented Shawn Saleem, Executive Vice President of Marketing at Zenverge. “At the IBC tradeshow September 7-11, Zenverge will demonstrate multi-channel transcoding utilizing the Zenverge ZN200 and Cortina CS7542 digital home service delivery platform to distribute video to six client devices.”
The CS7542/CS7522 is an ultra high performance multi-services delivery platform, designed to address the paradigm shift occurring in the market place due to the emergence of IPTV technology and the convergence of DVB, router gateways, and DVR set-top boxes. The CS7542/CS7522 creates a new model of a single delivery platform that delivers simultaneous line rate bandwidth for secured data, voice, video, and mobile services without service degradation. Its industry leading IPSec and enterprise class QoS/routing performance makes it an ideal solution for powerful digital home and SMB networking appliances.
The ZN200 family of content networking ICs is designed specifically to reduce operators’ capital expenditures by expanding their traditional set-top box business model to reach a wider range of devices, making it the ideal solution for in-home multi-screen support. The ZN200 enables broadcast operators to efficiently transcode live content to iOS and Android-based tablets and smartphones, deliver high-quality H.264 video content to legacy MPEG-2 set-top boxes, and stream compelling video content to game consoles and other IP devices.
About Cortina Systems
Cortina Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of high-performance communications semiconductor solutions enabling next generation network connectivity and efficient bandwidth delivery from the core network to the home network. Our broad product portfolio includes carrier-class semiconductor devices for next generation optical transport and passive optical network systems, as well as data center connectivity and digital home solutions.
For more information, please visit www.cortina-systems.com.
Zenverge is a fabless semiconductor company devoted to accelerating consumer access to next generation digital content and services. The company is a leading developer of Content Networking ICs built around the patented TransAll™ technology, a core requirement for next generation video services gateways. The company is based in Santa Clara, California. For more information, please visit www.zenverge.com.