Imagine Communications to Spotlight Next-Gen Innovations at INTX 2016

Imagine Communications, empowering the media and entertainment industry through transformative innovation, will be exhibiting solutions from across its market-leading multiscreen distribution and ad management portfolios at INTX 2016, an annual exhibition of the latest technology innovations for the Internet and television industries.

The three-day event, which begins May 16 in Boston, will be the venue for Imagine Communications (booth 1644) to showcase solutions optimized to help video service providers accelerate the modernization of their networks and pursue new business opportunities.

A leading provider of cloud-enabled and software-defined solutions for both traditional and new media companies, Imagine Communications will be demonstrating advanced advertising monetization, management and distribution portfolios targeted at video service providers. Recognizing that cable operators and other content distributors have the opportunity to seize a prominent position in the future media and entertainment industry value chain, Imagine Communications offers a comprehensive portfolio of monetization and delivery solutions that enable video service provider to deliver to consumers a unique and personalized video consumption experience.

“Our market-proven compression and distribution solutions are helping video service providers deliver a rich TV Everywhere experience that spans all multiscreen formats and Internet-connected devices,” said Steve Reynolds, CTO, Imagine Communications. “By complementing our state-of-the-art and comprehensive OTT delivery platform with dynamic ad insertion capabilities that work across linear, VOD and cloud DVR environments and that integrate seamlessly with our advanced business process management tools, Imagine Communications is providing content distributors with one of the industry’s most comprehensive multiscreen technology platforms for building next-generation video delivery and revenue-enablement infrastructures.”

At INTX 2016, Imagine Communications will introduce a major strategic initiative designed to assist video service providers and other content distributors in expanding their prominence in the media and entertainment industry value chain. The company will be showcasing the centerpiece of that initiative, the Selenio™ Video Delivery Edge (VDE), an HTTP-to-UDP gateway that creates the opportunity for video service providers to reduce costs and the complexity of their networks by seamlessly bridging next-generation and legacy video delivery infrastructures.

Visitors to the Imagine Communications booth will have access to in-depth demonstration of the company’s market-leading compression and ad management solutions:

Software-Based Compression and Transcoding: Imagine Communications will showcase Selenio™ One, a unified software-based transcoding platform designed to empower today’s service providers and content distributors with the ability to control, manage, scale and evolve current and future compression operations and capabilities across multiple target applications. Selenio One, which made its debut at the 2016 NAB Show, is based on a modular software architecture that continuously adapts to new business requirements and provides media companies with the potential to consolidate all of their compression capabilities into a single, future-proof platform.

Also being showcased at INTX is the SelenioFlex™ File media processing solution, which seamlessly blends transcoding and workflow capabilities to support a comprehensive range of formats. The file-to-file processing platform offers superior quality for post-production, archive and multiscreen distribution applications. The latest release of SelenioFlex File includes support for Apple ProRes, HEVC UHD Main 10 and Interoperable Master Format (IMF) file-based transcoding to enable UHD on-demand workflows.

Both Selenio One and SelenioFlex File are powered by Zenium™, Imagine Communications’ next-generation workflow manager that enables media companies to protect and extend their infrastructure investments through seamless and continual integration of new technologies and formats. INTX attendees will have the opportunity to see Zenium in action through live demonstrations that highlight the technology’s ease of use and ability to streamline the construction of even the most complex workflows.

End-to-End Ad Management System: Imagine Communications’ comprehensive advertising management systems span the entire revenue-enablement workflow — from proposal through fulfillment — to deliver video service providers a single, integrated solution designed to improve the precision of ad targeting and maximize the value of their ad inventories. The xG AIM™ manifest manipulator is a field-proven, multiplatform ad insertion and decision solution designed to assist service providers in creating new opportunities for advertisers to engage with viewers. Imagine Communications’ ad insertion ecosystem was recently augmented with the addition of Placement Opportunity Information Service (POIS), Ad Decision Router (ADS) and Ad Decision Service (ADS) functionality.

The company will also showcase its CloudXtream™ Over-the-Top (OTT) delivery platform. CloudXtream delivers a flexible and comprehensive portfolio of software-based, high-quality, fully integrated multiscreen distribution and live ABR encoding solutions for delivering live, linear, on-demand and cloud DVR solutions — all supported by the company’s dynamic ad insertion capabilities.

Imagine Communications is at the forefront of the convergence of television and the Internet and a leading advocate of the gradual migration of video operations to virtualized environments based on generic computing and networking platforms. Imagine Communications is forging alliances with many of the largest companies in the IT industry to seamlessly assimilate datacenter technology and culture into the broadcasting realm.

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