Whether you need to distribute video on-demand across the enterprise,
stream live video to remote audiences or program scheduled video to appear
on a dynamic supergraphic retail display, the Grass Valley MediaEdge Video
Distribution System is the answer.
Grass Valley MediaEdge, engineered by Canopus, provides a multi-channel,
multi-location video delivery system using standard TCP/IP networks and
display devices. The flexible, modular design of the MediaEdge System,
offers a cost-effective method for distributing video content to multiple
PC and set-top box clients. Content delivery capabilities include
pre-programmed playback, live streaming of video broadcasts and
full-featured interactive video-on-demand services. MediaEdge sets the
standard for high-quality video distribution and is ideal for
point-of-sale, educational, corporate and other video retrieval and
digital signage applications. Read about MediaEdge successes in a variety
of different environments.
Pre-encoded MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 (including HD) content is stored and
registered on a MediaEdge server, running MediaEdge-SVS3 server software.
Live footage from HDV and analog video sources can also be fed into the
MediaEdge server; analog video being encoded into MPEG format in realtime
via the MediaEdge-LEB video encoding device or other optional MPEG
encoding solutions designed for MediaEdge.
Once registered on the MediaEdge server, video content can be delivered to
various PCs on the network and displayed using MediaEdge-SWT3 client
software. Content can also be distributed to MediaEdge-STB3 set-top boxes
to be displayed on television monitors.
MediaEdge facilitates content delivery in any of three modes:
VOD client users may select video clips stored on the server for viewing,
either from a dynamically updating menu, or through direct channel number
selection via the remote control. The user can pause, stop and resume
viewing content at any time. Content chapter points can be created for
faster navigation, and clients can fast-forward or rewind video clips
Scheduled playback allows an unlimited number of users to view a
preprogrammed arrangement of multiple video clips. The MediaEdge server
can have multiple scheduled “channels” running simultaneously, with
set program times scheduled to run hourly, daily or monthly. MediaEdge
set-top box users can surf channels by simply using the remote control.
MediaEdge software clients have the same functionality from within a Web
MediaEdge can utilize the realtime encoding capability of MediaEdge-LEB,
MVRD2200V, MVRD4000 and MVRD4400 MPEG encoding devices to transmit live
external SD video sources such as cameras, VCRs and DVD players as
professional-quality MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 streams to multiple clients with
minimal delay. With this feature, MediaEdge can retransmit externally
broadcast mediums such as television and satellite feeds. Such content,
once MPEG encoded, may also be recorded for later viewing or scheduling.
MediaEdge systems also support live streaming of HD video from HDV cameras
and decks when connected to the MediaEdge server via IEEE 1394 FireWire.
As with external SD video, HDV footage can be streamed live or recorded
for later use.
The flexibility of MediaEdge configurability and architecture allows for
systems to be implemented in a wide variety of applications, including:
- Corporate training - tutorial videos
available to large PC networks
- Interactive displays - information
kiosks, museum stands with touch screens and infomercial display
monitors located throughout shopping centers
- Media advertising - movie trailer
screens in cinemas
- Education - library archiving and
streamlining of High-Use reference material
- Entertainment - In-house video
distribution for hotels
- Video walls - large outdoor screens,
multi-monitor displays and tradeshow booths
- Live local area video distribution -
public announcement systems and integration of stored video content
with external television channels