SharpStreamer Video Accelerator Card
The Artesyn SharpStreamer PCIE-7207 high-density video accelerator enables service provider networks to offer video transcoding services quickly and dynamically. As an add-on card, the SharpStreamer PCIE-7207 offers quick and scalable integration with existing and standard server architectures to meet the demands of ISPs and MSOs who want to use existing servers and cloud infrastructure to support new video transcoding services.
With a focus on the high-density and low power demands of video streaming applications such as OTT streaming servers, mobile network optimization, video conferencing and broadcast equipment, Artesyn employs multiple Intel® Core™ i7 processor and GPU accelerated devices in a small and scalable PCI Express card footprint that is easily deployable in off-the-shelf servers.
Compared to dedicated appliances the SharpStreamer solution is more easily deployable, portable, and does not constrain operators to only one type of equipment to monetize OTT streaming content. It also offers network scalability for increased subscribers to pay as you go adding more cards and density from small to large servers as needed. Compared to software-only solutions, the SharpStreamer PCIE-7207 requires far fewer servers and much less operational cost to power video transcoding services.
The SharpStreamer PCIE-7207 is equipped with the Intel® Media Software Development Kit featuring Intel® HD Graphics with fixed-function hardware acceleration, monitoring, and processor subsystem O/S and management tools for easy integration with server host processing environments. SharpStreamer Live and VoD Multiscreen Video Transcoding application software is also available on board, 1U, 2U and dense MaxCore™ configured systems.