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CodecWorks 990

Driven by demand for live AVC/HEVC multiscreen transcoders, at a revolutionary US$990.

Designed to deliver the perfect blend of performance and picture quality, it uses latest Intel processors for ultra-fast transcoding up to 4K and enables adaptive bitrate streaming for OTT services.

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Meet CodecWorks 990, a highly reliable IP to IP software transcoder driving maximum efficiency from a range of recommended and thoroughly tested platforms. It is intuitively easy to set up and use, and enables an unlimited number of streams per CPU. See all features.
Target Markets and Applications
Designed for Digital TV Over IP projects,
CodecWorks 990 perfectly meets different solutions' requirements.
OTT and Multiscreen
Enabling efficient and smooth delivery of live media content via Internet with the playback at a wide range of receiving devices with the best possible quality.
Point To Point Video Delivery
Providing robust delivery of TV channels or other content over IP networks not depending on geographical location at any city or country with optimum compression and further conversion.
Video Over CDN
Full compatibility with CDN networks and solutions ensures efficient distributed media delivery. Adjustable parameters provide instant integration.
Hospitality
Providing high-performance real-time encoding of live media content with further distribution and playback via existing network system at hotels, resorts, companies, government institutions and others.
CodecWorks 990 Advantages
Game-changing price
The unlimited number of HEVC and AVC streams per a single Intel® CPU for a fixed price of US$990. No more doubts, run more for less!
Phenomenal performance
First-rate power of the latest generation Intel® CPUs makes it possible to achieve one HEVC 4K 60p or 6 HEVC HD / 10 AVC HD streams on a single CPU.
HEVC, Multiscreen and 4K
Support of all popular and in-demand features including multi-bitrate / multiscreen transcoding for smooth OTT delivery of HEVC video with up to 4K resolution.
Reliability
Based on Elecard in-house developed video codecs combined with the recommended, tested and proven redundant hardware, CodecWorks 990 gives no chance for an unexpected failure.
Easiness of operation
CodecWorks 990 is documented in details and is easy to set up. It comes with a choice of popular pre-defined transcoding presets and supports centralized control over all encoding servers.
Recommended hardware
Save time on hardware selection! Have a look at our favorite configurations - a choice of tested hardware models which proved to show their best at projects with different scale and requirements.
CodecWorks 990
FEATURES
Detailed
SPECIFICATIONS
CodecWorks 990 works on Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or 10 64-bit operating system running on Intel® 5th gen. "Broadwell" or 6th gen. "Skylake" CPU with support of Intel® Quick Sync Video technology and with Intel® Graphics Driver installed. Other features include:
Software updates and possible hardware upgrades for enhanced performance and more features
HEVC transcoding (Intel® "Skylake" only): one 4K 60p, 6 FullHD or 10 HD720 output streams per CPU
AVC transcoding: 10 FullHD or 16 HD720 output streams per CPU
Adaptive streaming over HLS protocol or traditional UDP/RTP
Centralized control over all encoding servers with GUI app
System monitoring with auto restart in case of a failure
Pre-defined transcoding presets for easy setup
A choice of tested reliable hardware options
Input Interfaces, Codecs and Streaming Formats
Interface: Ethernet IP
Video: AVC/H.264, MPEG-2. Progressive/interlace scan up to 4K resolution.
Audio: AAC/HE-AAC v1, MPEG-1 Layer I/II, Any (pass-through)
Streaming: MPEG-2TS UDP/RTP

Output Interfaces, Codecs and Streaming Formats
Interface: Ethernet IP
Video: HEVC/H.265, AVC/H.264. Progressive scan up to 4K resolution.
Audio: AAC/HE-AAC v1, MPEG-1 Layer I/II, Any (pass-through)
Streaming: HLS/HTTP Live Streaming, MPEG-2TS UDP/RTP

Video Processing
De-interlace, Video Resize, Aspect Ratio Change.
Management
Centralized management of several encoding servers in separate Windows GUI application.
Monitoring
CPU, GPU and Memory usage monitoring.
Automatic restart in case of CPU utilization is out of the range.
Supported Hardware Configuration
Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or 10 64-bit operating system running on Intel® 5th gen. "Broadwell" or 6th gen. "Skylake" CPU with support of Intel® Quick Sync Video technology and with Intel® Graphics Driver installed.
HEVC video decoding and encoding is supported only on Intel® 6th gen. "Skylake" CPU. AVC video decoding and encoding is supported on Intel® 6th gen. "Skylake" and Intel® 5th gen. "Broadwell" CPU models.
Looking for more features? They might be already planned in the roadmap! Contact Elecard engineers at tsup@elecard.com.
Recommended Hardware Options
CodecWorks 990 reliably works on a wide choice of hardware equipment. For convenience, four particular models have been tested and proven to show high performance, exceptional reliability and easy management at projects with different scale and requirements.
EXTRA LARGE
HPE Moonshot System
LARGE
Kontron Symkloud
TRADITIONAL
Supermicro SuperServer
MICRO
Intel NUC Mini PC
Intel NUC Mini PC 5i7RYH
Compact 5x5x2 inches AVC transcoding platform.
Tiny, but powerful NUC provides all IP-to-IP AVC transcoding possibilities needed for small-scale projects such as installed-on-a-vehicle or hand-held transcoders. The optimal choice when size and price are key factors! Equipped with Intel Core i7-5557U CPU.
For detailed technical description of Intel NUC 5i7RYH Mini PC and sales contacts, visit Intel website.
Intel NUC provides remarkable 3 AVC HD 3-bitrates streams.
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HPE Moonshot System
Ultra high-density AVC transcoding platform which brings breakthrough economics to large scale projects.
System provides groundbreaking number of streams per rack, low power consumption, reduced space requirements and easy centralized control. It perfectly meets the requirements of large scale OTT and other IPTV projects with hundreds of AVC multiscreen streams engaged. Moonshot supports up to 45 m710p server cartridges with total chassis size of 4.3U.
For detailed technical description of HPE Moonshot System and sales contacts please visit HPE website.
Find out more about Elecard and HPE transcoding solution from the technical white paper.
HPE Moonshot provides whooping 180 AVC HD 3-bitrates streams.
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Kontron Symkloud Media Platform
High-density, extra redundant platform – a perfect fit for large scale AVC/HEVC transcoding projects.
Symkloud's advantages include AVC/HEVC high performance transcoding, reduced chassis size and high redundancy of all hardware components – CPU nodes, power supplies, network cards and even fans. It supports up to 18 Intel Xeon E3-1578L v5 CPUs and with total chassis size of 2U.
For detailed technical description of Symkloud Media Platform and sales contacts please visit Kontron website.
Kontron Symkloud provides game-changing 18 HEVC 4K streams.
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Supermicro SuperServer 5019S-M2
Cost-effective multi-purpose AVC/HEVC transcoding platform with high performance and 1U size server architecture.
An optimal choice for Hospitality and Point-To-Point Video Delivery solutions as well as small OTT/IPTV projects due to significant economy on space and and the efficiency of AVC/HEVC transcoding. Equipped with Intel Xeon E3-1275 v5 CPU.
For detailed technical description of Supermicro SuperServer 5019S-M2 and sales contacts please visit Supermicro website.
SuperServer provides breakthrough 6 HEVC HD or 10 AVC HD streams.
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CodecWorks 990 Pricing and Support
How much does it cost and what are the limitations?
CodecWorks 990 software license is priced at US$990. Each software license is for a single Windows OS instance running on a single Intel® CPU. The number of input/output streams, video/audio codecs and picture resolution are unrestricted within supported functionality and are limited only by hardware performance capabilities. Interested? Contact Elecard sales at sales@elecard.com.
How much support do I get?
The price for CodecWorks 990 includes Basic Support and all software updates during the first year. Starting from the second year, Basic Support and software updates are calculated as 20% of the actual product price per year. At the time of purchase, all missed paid years should be compensated by paying 20% of the actual product price for each missed paid year. Need more intensive support? See all Elecard Technical Support options.
Do you know?
CodecWorks 990 includes most popular encoding presets and is easy to set up. Download documentation and find out more!
Documentation and FAQ
User Guide - A complete tutorial which guides through CodecWorks 990 description, requirements, setup and maintenance.
Product Leaflet - A short two-pages description of CodecWorks 990 highlights, advantages, functions and most popular use cases.
Solution Diagram - See CodecWorks 990 integrated with other Elecard products for building any type of a turnkey digital TV solution.
Performance and Total Cost Per CPU - The amount of streams per CPU achieved on recommended hardware models and the estimated cost per a stream.

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