Thursday, April 18, 2024

manifold CLOUD Set to Cover IBC

manifold technologies, the provider of service-oriented software solutions for Tier-1 live productions, is introducing manifold CLOUD to the European market at IBC 2023. manifold CLOUD, initially presented at NAB 2023, provides users with access to an on-demand pool of configurable live production functionality through a single sign-on web UI. manifold CLOUD can handle the most demanding live sports, entertainment and news productions while providing the benefits of scalability, resiliency, quick deployment, and unified control. manifold CLOUD will be demonstrated at IBC in stand 9.C01 (arkona technologies).

Designed to run on COTS FPGA acceleration cards from multiple manufacturers, manifold CLOUD services include compression, multi-viewing, routing, up/down/cross conversion, audio/video mixing, colour correction, colour space conversion, and more. Services are quickly created and configured on-demand within a private cloud environment and automatically assigned to an accelerator card. Services are grouped in clusters that can operate simultaneously – each supporting an individual cluster, such as a sports event or news show. In the event of a hardware or link failure, services are automatically restored on another accelerator card for maximum resiliency.

manifold CLOUD offers all the benefits of cloud while retaining the performance of Tier 1 live productions – such as scalability, commodity hardware, automatic provisioning, resiliency, and efficiency, while supporting large, live uncompressed workflows with subframe latency and with 90% less power consumption than CPU solutions.

“Visitors at NAB got a sneak peek at manifold CLOUD, and it was an incredible success,” explained Erling Hedkvist, sales & business development at manifold technologies. “The most frequently asked question was ‘How soon can I get it?’ We are now delighted to bring it to the extremely important European market at IBC. This solution has the potential, and capability to change the way we work in this industry. It takes the complexity out of developing a cloud-based infrastructure for demanding Tier-1 live productions, while maximising sustainability, resiliency, and reliability.”


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