At IBC2004, Vela and its partner 7point7 demonstrated an advanced new encoding technology that gives users the ability to provide new streaming and file-storage services and applications with a single system.
Extending the already robust capabilities of the Vela Argus MX and Argus Spectrum encoding solution, the addition of a new 7point7 DVB/ASI plug-in allows operators to stream MPEG-2 directly to air — over satellite or cable — and create a simultaneous storage file in Windows Media V.9, Ligos MPEG-1 or RealNetworks G2 formats.
This combination of streaming and storage capability greatly increases the ability of operators to provide broadcast services and related Internet-based, on-demand applications with only one system.
The 7point7 DVB/ASI plug-in comes as a half-unit PCI DVB/ASI transmitter card with software or can be directly installed in Vela's MediaAdvantage system. The output stream conforms to the DVB standard and DVB/ASI output is available on two BNC connectors. The 7point7 plug-in can also be used to stream previously encoded material and has an additional latency of less than 40 milliseconds.