Espial MediaBase: Product Overview

Espial MediaBase

is a high performance on-demand video platform for the management, delivery and streaming of video content to any screen. The platform provides advanced capabilities for ecosystem integration, content ingest and capture, QoS, high availability, resource optimization, performance, streaming and content distribution.

Multiscreen Service Enablement – provides a full range of capture and ingest services including VOD, Timeshift TV, Remote Storage DVR and Network PVR.

Diagram - MediaBase 2014

Integration Services – open APIs to simplify ecosystem integration with TV Everywhere infrastructure including middleware, encryption, advertising engines and other systems. Supports both MPEG and adaptive bit-rate (ABR) video formats. Provides an RTSP toolkit for rapid set-top box integration. An SNMP agent is also available for easy integration into management systems.

Multiscreen Ingest and Capture Services – ingest pre-packaged content and live TV for playback to TVs, tablets, mobile phones and PCs. Captures can be done by central or edge servers. Supports a full range of on-demand services including video-on-demand and timeshift TV to consumer devices.

QoS Services – supports RSVP bandwidth reservation as well as packet loss recovery (PLR) to provide excellent video quality over managed IP networks.

Commercial-off-the-Shelf Servers & Storage – Espial MediaBase is tested & integrated with industry standard servers and storage devices from HP & IBM.

Multiscreen Streaming Services – deliver HTTP streaming in centralized or distributed deployments.

Resource Optimization Services – automatically fine-tunes computing assets to maximize storage usage, content distribution and streaming. It provides high performance networking (HPN) and high performance I/O (HPIO / HPIO-A) for MPEG and adaptive bit-rate (ABR) content.

Content Distribution Services – supports multi-tier operators with central, regional and local sites. Efficiently multicasts MPEG/ABR assets from central to edge servers. Automates transfer of long-tail content from central to edge servers based on demand.