PIXFIX Versa

For All-in-one IP Video work flow solutions

pixfix server

PIXFIX Versa the All-in-one Software defined video processor can effectively Encode, Transcode, Decode, Store, Stream, Multiplex, Mix, Play etc., The highly Versatile and ultra-flexible product fits and morphs in to required IP work flow dynamically. Embedded with RiverSilica’s PIXABIT™, PIXMAX™ technologies based on state of the art video algorithms, the product delivers both broadcast and OTT solutions under the same hood.

Capable of taking multiple inputs and multiple formats – Versa delivers simultaneous processing of video assets across Live and File, archives and streams as an all-in-one solution. The single pipeline feature offers the customer an end to end solution for integrated IP work flow. It is flexible enough to configure for an intended work flow today and to adapt to another workflow later- Versa adapts as you wish. With PIXFIX Versa, you are sure to be on the right path of fastest ROI and lowest TCO

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ultra-flexible product

PIXFIX Versa provides All-in-one infrastructure for an integrated solution right from Encoding- all the way up to archiving and streaming from a unified standpoint. Pick and choose the work flow, may it be ENCODE, TRANSCODE, STORE, STREAM, MULTIPLEX, MIX and PLAY, PIXFIX Versa adapts to it due to versatility and software defined video processing. It can be reconfigured for any combination of the work flow based on one’s needs.

OTT class video

PIXFIX Versa in the BROADCAST and TELCO market delivers both Broadcast and OTT class video and additionally multiplexes as well with in the same infrastructure. It can additionally store for further monitoring purposes. This vastly reduces the rack space and helps in integrating multiple services in to a singular work flow.

streaming market

PIXFIX Versa is a straight fit in to EDUCATION, CORPORATE, FAITH and GOVERNMENT field encoding, streaming market with its All-in-one integrated approach. This approach gives highly cost effective rack friendly single box solution which can ENCODE/TRANSCODE, DECODE, STORE and STREAM.

mixed and muxed

PIXFIX Versa scales from multi interface single input field encoding, all the way up to sixteen inputs dense encoding/transcoding that can be mixed and muxed to be directly packaged in to a deliverable stream that is Multi screen ready. Includes simultaneous storage in desired formats and can convert file formats that is OTT friendly.

storage challenges

Currently available on PIXFIX Mini Chassis SB Series, PIXFIX EL, and HE Series in 1RU, 2RU form factors respectively help in scaling the channel density and storage challenges.

  • Highly versatile, Ultra flexible and configurable All-in-one functionality through state of the art software defined video processing and acceleration using RAFT™, SAND™ and HELM™
  • Unified work flow pipeline from RAW video input to streaming format output like HLS, HDS, RTMP etc., which helps in optimizing the rack needs.
  • Flexibility for Broadcast and OTT Multi Screen delivery by processing multiple video inputs across IP, ASI, HDMI, SDI and COMPOSITE inputs and IP, ASI and SDI outputs simultaneously
  • Multiplexing multiple inputs for broadcast delivery
  • Intermixing of input video for studio needs
  • MPEG2, H264, HEVC support along with multiple streaming formats for both LIVE and OFFLINE needs
  • Support for multiple CDNs
  • Express configurability for field encoding applications for single channel needs
  • Dynamic configurability of encoding parameter
  • Multibit rate and dynamic bitrate management through PIXABIT™
  • Control and safety through PIXFIX Visor product line
  • Upto 6 MultiGigabit ethernet ports and upto 6 TB of storage availability
  • PIXFIX Versa is available on RiverSilica’s PIXFIX™ SB, EL, HE series chassis based on COTS Intel™ platform.

Input Interfaces

  • Multiple Gigabit IP interface, ASI, SD/HD SDI with raw and compressed audio, HDMI with Embedded Audio, Composite, Component, S-Video, DVI, Webcam

Input Stream

  • TS/ UDP (Unicast and multicast SPTS and MPTS)
  • TS/RTP (Unicast and multicast SPTS and MPTS)
  • TS/HTTP-SPTS and MPTS
  • RTMP, RTSP, HLS
  • Webm
  • Signal generator
  • H.264 elementary-Annex B MPEG2 PS. MPEG TS, MKV
  • MOV, MP4, MXF, Apple Prores, FLV

Input Video Codecs

  • MPEG2-ML/HL 4:2:2
  • MPEG4 SP/ASP
  • H264 – BP/MP/HP – 4:2:2 10Bit
  • Apple Prores
  • HEVC
  • VC1
  • MJPEG
  • VPX
  • Fixed and variable frame rate
  • Standard and non-standard resolution
  • 1080p@60 up to 25Mbps for live delivery
  • Error resilience and concealment for erroneous input
  • Input video frame skip detection
  • Video pass through

Input Audio Codecs

  • MPEG1 Layer2 Y& Layer3
  • Dolby™-AC3, AAC-MPEG2
  • MPEG4 (LC, HEAAC, HEAACv2), MPEG4 ALS
  • LPCM, WMA
  • Up to 8 channels 24 bit, 96KHz audio
  • Up to 96KHz sampling frequency
  • Audio pass through

Metadata

    • CEA608/708 Closed captioning
    • SCTE 35/104 Cue-points
    • WSS & AFD metadata

Input Handling

  • Input stream switching- manual/failure driven
  • Input file looping & ROI selection
  • Input archiving with slicing
  • Auto sensing of incoming media, media info
  • Input stream view on web console
  • Input stream capture
  • Watchfolder configuration

Streaming Server Protocol

  • Apple HLS, Adobe HDS
  • Microsoft Smooth Streaming
  • Mpeg DASH, Adobe RTMP, RTSP
  • HLS with SCTE cuetones
  • Multi DRM Support
  • AES 128 encryption for HLS
  • Deferred live streaming
  • nDVR simultaneous storage for VOD

Control & Monitoring

  • Thumbnails preview on web console
  • Tile based preview for monitoring
  • Web based UI
  • Express Job Settings
  • Pre and post job scripts
  • Jobs scheduling and Prioritization
  • Dynamic parameter changing while job is running
  • System configuration backup and restore

Platform Specs

  • Runs on COTS Intel™ Platform
  • CentOS
  • Based on Mini, 1RU, 2RU chassis
  • Optional RPS and RAID
  • Upto 6 Gigabit ports and 6TB storage

Output Interfaces

  • SD/HD-SDI, HDMI, ASI, Multiple Gigabit IP interface with redundancy, Composite, Component

Output Stream

  • TS/UDP & TS/RTP Unicast and multicast – SPTS
  • TS/UDP & TS/RTP Unicast and multicast – MPTS
  • RTMP uplink to popular CDNs
  • MPEG2, H.264 elementary Annex B TS, MP4, MOV, FLV, MKV

Output Video Codecs

  • H.264
  • HEVC

Output Audio Codecs

  • MPEG 1 Layer2/3
  • AC3 (pass through), EAC3 (pass through), Dolby™-E (pass through
  • AAC-MPEG2
  • AAC-MPEG4 (LC, HEAAC, HEAACv2)
  • MPEG4 ALS
  • Up to 8 channel, 24 bit audio
  • Up to 96 KHz sampling frequency
  • Loudness Control
  • Multi-channel audio coding in single channel

Pre-processing

  • Hue, Contrast, brightness, saturation and gamma correction
  • De interlacing through BOB, Motion adaptive, IVTC modes
  • Perceptual quality based video scaler
  • Standard and non-standard resolution
  • Multiple alpha blended logo overlay
  • Static/scrolling text overlay
  • Clock/Time code overlay
  • Cropping/Letter boxing
  • Audio equalizer and volume control
  • Audio channel, sample rate and bit conversion

Encoding Features

  • Look ahead based encoding
  • Low latency encoding & Sub-second Glass to Glass delay
  • Deblocking filter
  • CBR, VBR and constrained VB streams
  • Scene change detection & characteristics based encoding
  • Encode, Transcode acceleration through RAFT™, HELM™, SAND™ algorithms
  • Configurable display aspect ratio and preserving DAR during scaling
  • Multi language/track audio coding in a single program
  • Upto 8 channel, 24 bit audio encoding

Metadata

  • CEA 608/708 pass through
  • SCTE cue-points for TS and RTMP output (YouTubeTM)

Misc Features

  • Lip Sync correction
  • Cross stream multiplexing – Video from one source and audio from another
  • Output file push to remote FTP/HTTP servers
  • Delayed stream push to CDN
  • Stream specific processing for different application(Ex: Different logo for each profile)
  • Raw output simultaneously during streaming
  • Multiple user management and role based access
  • Input/Output stream redundancy
  • REST APIs

Systems

  • Remote File storage mount – NFS, CIFS
  • Active and Passive Redundancy
  • Auto restart of jobs in unrecoverable errors
  • Logs and Notification alerts
  • Real time health statistics
  • Input stream available indicator
  • SNMP
  • Realtime stats of CPU, memory, network, Jobs on Dashboard
  • Fans and temperature monitoring
  • Device manager for autodetecting PnP devices
  • Complete network diagnostic involving DNS test, Speed test, Tracer etc.,