Jagadish Kamath K, Founder CTO, RiverSilica Technologies (P) Ltd.
RiverSilica Technologies, with its expertise in building IP video-delivery products, continues to invest in R&D as a course of its future roadmap. With the flexibility that has been handed over to the customer based on software-based video processing, and the interface needs becoming IP – there is a big blur between video ingestion, processing and delivery. RiverSilica has been continuously working on creating products that will help the customer to process video in the complete IP video chain and still give advantage for what customers are specifically looking for. One of the reasons for the total cost of ownership being high is due to the factor that customers get many times features that they might not need at all – and that too depends on the processing point of the video chain.
RiverSilica's roadmap is focused heavily on giving flexibility to the customer to choose what they want – rather than dump all features – and give them a cost-effective solution. In RiverSilica's software-driven video processing with its video-algorithm-driven kernel, one would see an ultra-flexible engine that can be part of the ingest process or a cloud and based on customer need, one can get the video processed. The need for the customer accurately reflects the roadmap that RiverSilica is building to cater to the complete IP video chain. Say for example, customers want the video processing done to uplink to the cloud, or from the cloud one would like to re-distribute. RiverSilica's roadmap will help them to cater to their needs. More so, customers can license based on number of channels and based on features – all of them integrated in one single solution. The flexibility, upgradability of the features, and functional performances would be the roadmap that customers would like to build best-in-class TCO for them.
RiverSilica's single-kernel-approach roadmap is helping to bring in the best-in-class video processing and delivery features for the IP market, not only in the broadcast market but also to the capture and distribution market for the allied markets like education, faith, etc. And the all-inclusive PIXFLEX video kernel will have a longstanding roadmap, with which one can build a low-end video encoder, or dense transcoder, or a cloud instance, for example. With a single UI strategy as an all-in-one approach, the supportability, upgradability, and flexibility would be the new product strategy that the customer would see from the year 2017 onwards.
The redefined PIXFLEX architecture now helps the customer to make the software-defined video processing compatible and customizable for their existing work flow and also to design a new video distribution work flow if required. The architecture also helps in building and integrating the video encoding and transcoding solution for any new monetization and real-time monitoring needs, if required, in the complete video chain. With a host of features that are to be announced for multi-interface video capturing, the customers will get their hands on the most optimized, flexible, and the-feature-that-I-want video-delivery solution.
With work flow shifting to 4K – one would see PIXFLEX video delivery solutions incorporating MPEGH standards and seamlessly blending with the new work flows as well. On a whole, the roadmap will incorporate flexibility, upgradability in its new architecture to help the customer bring down the total cost of ownership, and help in faster return on investment.