Aventus®

Reach Your Audience on Every Screen

Live Video Encoding and Multiscreen Packaging Service

Continually evolving to keep pace with technology and marketplace changes

Be the first to take advantage of new technology to target new opportunities. Aventus builds in support for a broad set of features to meet viewer, regulatory and business demands.

Rapidly scale to grow your multiscreen business

Aventus is a true cloud service, able to quickly scale up or down to support any number of live linear channels or live events, providing the infrastructure you need, when you need it.

Reduce time to market by 4-6 months compared to hardware solutions

Launch channels in minutes instead of months and quickly add channels as needed. Aventus enables rapid provisioning of resources to quickly launch new channels and events delivering critical time to market advantage.

The highest quality video on any device

Optimized profiles up to 1080p to output the highest quality HD video to your target devices. 720p/60fps support for capturing every move in live sports.

Next generation live multiscreen workflow

iStreamPlanet - video workflow solution diagram

Acquisition

Content acquisition from any corner of the globe, from any source: satellite, video
fiber, or IP.

IP Conversion

IP conversion available for easy ingest into Aventus.

Media Processing

Aventus provides one platform for: Ingest, Decode, Encode, Package, Secure, Publish, and Monitor.

Distribution

You control the distribution. Choose one or multiple CDNs or distribution points.

Playback

High quality video playback, optimized for target devices

Optimized for live events and channels

Premium content owners and distributors rely on Aventus for multiscreen, high impact, high viewer events.

NBC Sports Group was able to significantly increase the multiscreen, live streaming coverage of the Sochi Olympics by using cloud-based Aventus for their live streaming ingest, encoding, ad insertion, slating and closed captioning.

Aventus helped deliver over 10 million streams, running over 40 live channels 24/7 for over two weeks providing multiscreen, authenticated viewing of every live event of the Winter Olympics.

Dig into the details

Input Formats MPEG-2 Transport Stream (M2TS)

Protocols – Unicast UDP and RTP
Ad Markers – SCTE-35 Cue Messages
Closed Captions – EIA/CEA-708

Adobe Real Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP)

Protocol – RTMP (Pull)
Closed Captions – EIA/CEA-708

Input Codecs MPEG-2 / H.262 Video

Main Profile (4:2:0)
High Profile (4:2:0, 4:2:2)
422 Profile (4:2:0, 4:2:2)

MPEG-4 AVC / H.264 Video

Baseline, Main, High Profile (8-bit 4:2:0)
High 10 Profile (10-bit 4:2:0)
High 422 Profile (10-bit 4:2:2)

MPEG-2 AAC-LC Audio

Mono, Stereo, Surround (5.1, 7.1)

Dolby Digital (AC-3) Audio

Mono, Stereo, Surround (5.1, 7.1)

MPEG Audio (Layer II and III)

Mono, Stereo

Video & Audio Processing Audio

Channel Downmixing, Resampling, Dynamic Range Compression (DRC)

Video

4:2:2 to 4:2:0 Chroma Subsampling, Deinterlacing

Output Codecs MPEG-4 AVC / H.264 Video

Baseline, Main, High Profile (4:2:0 Progressive)

MPEG-4 AAC Audio

LC, HE v1, HE v2 Profile (Stereo, Mono)

Output Formats Apple HTTP Live Streaming (HLS)

HLS Specification v3 and v4, Ad Markers, Closed Captions, Multiple Audio Languages, Multiple Bit Rate Audio

Adobe HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS)

Primetime HDS, Ad Markers, Closed Captions, Multiple Audio Languages

Microsoft Smooth Streaming

Azure Media Services, IIS Media Services, Ad Markers, Closed Captions, Multiple Audio Languages

Adobe RTMP

Multi Bit Rate Output, Ad Markers, Closed Captions

Content Protection AES-128 for HLS
Microsoft PlayReady for Smooth Streaming and HLS Adobe pHDS, pHLS

Integrated support for BuyDRM and Irdeto services

Closed Captioning and Subtitles EIA/CEA-708
Advertising Ad Marker Input

API calls
SCTE-35 SpliceInsert and TimeSignal commands

Ad Marker Output

HLS Playlist Tags (SCTE-67, Adobe Primetime, Freewheel, mDialog)
Smooth Streaming Sparse Tracks (SCTE-35)
HDS CueInfo Elements
RTMP AMF Messages (SCTE-104)

Nielsen Audience Metrics

Slate Insertion Still Image Slate (JPEG)
Publishing HTTP

Microsoft Smooth Streaming, Apple HLS, Adobe HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS)

RTMP
Channel Health Real-time Telemetry

UI & API

Email Alerts

Channel Status

Ingest
Decoding
Encoding
Packaging
Encryption/DRM
Publishing

Failover & Redundancy Automatic Channel Recovery
VM Recycling
External API & UI User Interface and API

Ad Insertion
Create/Edit Channel
Channel Telemetry
Channel Configuration import/export
Channel Dashboard
Encoding Preset import/export
Input Video Preview
Start/Stop Scheduling
Secure API (SSL)
Slate Insertion
User Authentication (X.509 Certificate)

API Only

Secure API (SSL), Encoding Customization

Orchestration Layer Aventus Orchestration Server

VM Management
Web Service (HTTP REST API)

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