Motama GmbH


Motama completes its portfolio of IPTV solutions with transcoding servers

Launch of new product line, called CodecCaster, with server appliances and software solutions for IP based transcoding

CodecCaster is a turn-key solution for real-time transcoding of IPTV streams. It offers high-performance and high-quality IP-based format conversion. Most importantly, it supports video transcoding from MPEG-2 Video to AVC/H.264 for MPEG Transport Streams in SD and HD resolution. The world-class encoder of CodecCaster allows for greatly reducing bandwidth requirements of streams while keeping the original quality of experience, which makes CodecCaster the perfect solution for Internet transmission or when streaming in wireless networks.

Additional options for stream adaption, such as deinterlacing, video scaling or frame rate conversion, allow for serving set-top boxes, tablets, mobile phones, and others. CodecCaster is available as a 19-inch rack-mountable server appliance, or as a software-only version for easy installation on existing servers hosted in data centers.

The number of streams to be transcoded in parallel is not artificially limited: With CodecCaster 800, up to 8 different streams in full SD resolution can be transcoded in real-time with only a single 1U appliance, or even more when using downscaled streams.

Being compatible with existing gateways, transcoders, conditional access systems, streaming servers, and set-top boxes, CodecCaster can be seamlessly integrated into your existing infrastructure.

To this end, CodecCaster completes Motama's product portfolio of DVB gateways, called TVCaster, and streaming servers, called RelayCaster. TVCaster servers allow for converting live feeds from DVB-S/S2, DVB-T or DVB-ASI to IPTV streams. These streams can now be transcoded with CodecCaster before RelayCaster servers handle the Internet wide distribution of content. Together, this allows Motama's customers to have a single point of contact for building their own full-featured content delivery network.

[press release]