Appear pushing to the clouds with Akamai encoder qualification

Pushing the clouds

Oslo, Norway – Appear, a leading provider of next-generation video processing platforms for broadcast and streaming high-quality video, announce new publishing features and qualification on its software based AVC and HEVC video compression. This expands the landscape of scenarios where Appears software transcoder can be applied.

The new HLS Push publishing available in the latest release has been awarded Qualified Encoder with Akamai MSL certification, adding to the existing file, transport stream, SRT and HLS Pull output options. Appears premium solution for live OTT, IPTV and VOD video compression can now be relied upon to deliver live OTT directly to the Akamai MSL service.

For operators who are eager to start with OTT services, the new software transcoder appliances from Appear provide OTT transcoding, packaging and origin with HLS publishing in a single system. For more feature-rich deployments, the software transcoder seamlessly integrate with Appears ABR just-in-time packager and origin offering extensive catch-up, nPVR and VOD support.

“Appear is enabling customers to centralize content preparation such as multi-profile transcoding, whilst decentralizing the OTT delivery to various systems,” said Mr. Magnus Solberg, Product Manager for software compression at Appear. “Enlisting our software-based video compression as a Qualified Encoder with Akamai MSL enables our customers to do this with ease.”

About Appear:

Appear is a leading provider of media processing and delivery technology. Headquartered in Oslo, Norway and with customers in over 100 countries, Appear provides the backbone that production companies, telcos and broadcasters rely on to make immersive live experiences possible for their viewers. With world-class products and expertise, Appear’s focus on modularity, efficiency and high quality helps customers stay ahead of competition in a market where expectations and requirements are constantly changing and evolving.