Vantrix Announces Support for HP Moonshot at IBC 2014

By Vantrix Marketing - September 07,2014

Highlights software-defined Vantrix Media Platform enabling virtualized video processing for multiscreen delivery.

MONTREAL, Canada - September 8, 2014 - Vantrix, a global provider of media optimization and delivery solutions to service and content providers, today announced support for its software-defined Vantrix Media Platform (VMP) on HP Moonshot, enabling live and on-demand video processing for multiscreen experiences. Vantrix will highlight the support at the International Broadcast Conference (IBC) in Amsterdam September 12-16, 2014.

VMP is a software-defined video-processing, optimization, caching and analytics platform, available as a turnkey appliance for deployment on-premises or in the cloud. Built on OpenStack for virtualization, it offers a modular, pluggable and extensible architecture for video transcoding and optimizing media experiences via adaptive bitrate streaming for delivery to TVs, PCs and mobile devices.

“The Vantrix Media Platform running together with HP Moonshot achieves industry-leading performance for live and VoD transcoding, which is critical as the industry moves to 4K/UHD,” said Jean Mayrand, president of Vantrix Corporation. “The integration of our open modular, pluggable media workflow solution and our virtualized graphics processing, together with high-density servers from HP, brings a new dimension of scalability to video processing.”

“Operators and broadcasters are reaching a point where the space, power and cost demands of traditional technology are no longer sustainable,” said Susan Blocher, vice president of Moonshot marketing and business development at HP. “HP Moonshot combined with the Vantrix Media Platform will accelerate innovation while delivering breakthrough efficiency and scale to video transcoding and multiscreen delivery with lower costs.”

Using accelerated virtualized graphics processing, VMP running on HP Moonshot can deliver up to 450 simultaneous, real-time VoD transcodes or live feeds. With support for HP Moonshot’s high-density 4.3RU platform, content owners and service providers will be able to reduce operational costs and lower power and space requirements in a highly scalable appliance using 45 individually serviceable hotplug cartridges.

VMP is installed as a virtual machine and operates on OpenStack, enabling flexibility and scalability. A single server can run concurrent applications – such as Live and VoD transcoding, DRM encryption, file packaging and streaming – with selectable resource assignments for different uses. In addition, the system easily scales across multiple servers in a cluster that shares virtual resources on all physical nodes without additional management software required.

About Vantrix
We’re media specialists in the delivery of digital content over wireless or wired networks to connected devices striving for the best performance, highest quality and most cost-effective solutions available. Vantrix provides systems that adapt rich content – streaming video, audio, images and more – to deliver the best customer experience on any screen over any network. We also enable deep analysis into the media journey from end-to-end and provide insights for better delivery and monetization strategies. With a heritage in video and image optimization, Vantrix has developed a high-performance, scalable platform to meet the unique needs of service providers today and into the future. Our solutions are deployed in more than 65 networks worldwide. Visit us at

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Topics: Multiscreen Video Processing, Press Releases

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