Breakthrough virtualized video processing for next-gen multi screen services

Get the scalable, flexible media processing solution you need to deliver the innovative live streaming and live-to-VOD multi screen services that win and retain subscribers—all while reducing costs.

Video Processing

Vantrix Video Processing

The massive growth in demand for multi screen video, delivery complexity and new standards like 4K are straining video service provider infrastructure and threatening the bottom line. A breakthrough solution is needed.

Vantrix Video Processing combines efficient IP conversion, ultra-high-density transcoding, adaptive bitrate (ABR) packaging, encryption and streaming into a modular, virtualized solution. The result is a highly flexible and cost-efficient way to give today’s consumers the innovative live streaming and live-to-VOD multi screen services they demand—all at a level of quality that helps ensure satisfaction and loyalty.

How it works

Why Vantrix Video Processing?

Go virtual for maximum flexibility

Vantrix Video Processing is a built on the OpenStack cloud platform, enabling it to run as a Virtual Network Function (VNF) on a turnkey appliances or standard servers in both public and private clouds. It uniquely virtualizes the graphics processor, so you get the best of both worlds—powerful graphics-based transcoding and centralized infrastructure management.

20X more streams, 80% less cost

Get up to 20X more streams per RU and reduce costs by up to 80% by deploying Vantrix ultra-high-density transcoders on industry-leading 4.3U, 2U and 1U COTS hardware appliances. These turnkey solutions can reduce footprint by 95%, resulting in dramatic CAPEX and OPEX savings.

Be ready for the future, today

Vantrix Video Processing supports next-generation codec technologies today like HEVC/UHD for 4K delivery, and is ready for new protocols like the evolving MPEG-DASH industry standard for multi screen adaptive bitrate (ABR) streaming.

deliver live-to-VOD services at the network edge

Cost-effectively deliver live-to-VOD services at the network edge

Consumers expect next-generation multi screen video services like pause-TV and nDVR, but traditional transcoding solutions combined with a Just-In-Time Packaging approach (JITP) simply can’t cost-effectively scale to meet rising demand. Vantrix ultra-high-density transcoders provide cost-effective, flexible power that can be deployed at the network edge to enable Just-In-Time Transcoding (JITT). This new approach easily scales to meet demand and can lead to 30% CAPEX and 40% OPEX savings.

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Pluggable pipeline for third parties

Open transcoding pipeline

Vantrix opens up the transcoding pipeline enabling third-party plugins to be used for pre- and post- processing, ensuring the best quality audio and video delivery at the lowest bitrates, integrated watermarking and more.

ABR packaging

Adaptive bitrate (ABR) packaging

The Vantrix packager module delivers media in today’s popular adaptive bitrate protocols available for multi screen, including Apple HLS, MPEG DASH and Microsoft Smooth Streaming.


Media encryption, with integrated support for third-party DRM

The Vantrix Encrypter module encrypts adaptive bitrate ABR segments, and works with third-party DRM key management providers.



Use our built-in publishing server module to deliver your protected adaptive bitrate media segments to your CDN, or locations in your network.

Open API

Open APIs

Integrate with your existing media workflow via an easy REST/XML interface, from ingest through to user analytics.

The details

Input Formats


RTSP/RTCP/RTP (Unicast & Multicast)

Input Codecs

MPEG-2 Video
H.264 Video
MPEG-1/2/2.5 Layer

AC-3 Audio
AAC Audio

Output Formats
(MBR/ABR Packaging)
Apple HTTP Live Streaming (HLS)
Microsoft Smooth Streaming (MSS)
Output Codecs MPEG-2 Video
MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Video (Baseline, Main, High Profile)
MPEG-4 HEVC/H.265 Video
MPEG-4 AAC Audio (LC, HEV1, HEV2)
AC-3 Passthrough, AC3+, AC3 Audio
  • Integrated load balancer and HA support
  • Web-based management application for virtual appliance configuration and management
  • Standard FCAPS interfaces (e.g. SNMP) for easy integration with existing OSS systems
  • Flexible scripting engine
Analysis & Reporting
  • Rapid insights into the status of videos that are being ingested and transcoded
  • Generation of traffic and transactional KPIs based on content type, devides/OS/resolutions, and media attributes such as codec/container, protocol/bitrate etc.
  • Flexible query function to generate on-the-fly reports with information that can be searched and filtered using variety of criteria such as device and media characteristics
  • Real-time KPIs for health monitoring of various hardware and software component of the virtualized appliance.

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