Kontron and partner Vantrix at IDF to showcase live cloud demo in the Software Defined Infrastructure Community

Kontron and partner Vantrix at IDF to showcase live cloud  demo in the Software Defined Infrastructure Community

Integrated video transcoding platform features cloud provisioning and graphics engine virtualization using OpenStack

Eching, Germany, September 4, 2013 — Kontron and partner Vantrix – a global provider of intelligent media delivery solutions to service providers – will be at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) with a live cloud-based video transcoding and delivery platform that demonstrates significant advantages in cost-efficiencies, workload performance and scalability for broadcasters, carriers, and providers of cloud and content delivery services.

Kontron will show a breadth of integrated and application-ready solutions at IDF 2013 with a presence in both the Intelligent Systems and Software Defined Infrastructure (SDI) Communities. From the SDI Community, attendees will learn how to efficiently deploy massively scalable media-intensive applications, such as video transcoding and streaming, in cloud infrastructure when leveraged with the OpenStack cloud platform. The collaboration combines Intel architecture-based standard hardware – the Kontron SYMKLOUD Media platform designed with 18 modular Intel® Core™ i7 processors – with Vantrix real-time video optimization and delivery applications.

"We are moving incredibly fast to enhance our combined technologies with the feature-rich OpenStack cloud platform," said Jean Mayrand, Vantrix CTO. "The complexity and real-time demands of video transcoding requires much more functionality and control than traditional cloud server offerings, and both Vantrix and Kontron understand this. We have made significant strides to enable cloud service providers with the optimal cost, control and performance efficiencies that are essential for increased revenue from live and on-demand multiscreen content delivery."

"By utilizing the latest Intel technology and open source cloud computing software, such as OpenStack, to demonstrate the ease of designing massively scalable cloud infrastructure on standard hardware, Kontron and Vantrix have advanced cloud computing and content delivery services," said Rene Torres, director of marketing, Software Defined Networking Division, Intel Communications and Storage Infrastructure Group. "The potential upshot of this collaboration will be tremendous for cloud service providers seeking cost-effective cloud provisioning and virtualization of graphic engine cores."

Benoit Robert, Kontron Executive Director, Product Management, Communications Business Unit said, "Vantrix has clearly illustrated how much can be achieved on the 2RU Kontron SYMKLOUD Media platform. With the platform’s 18 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i7 processors, Vantrix can transcode up to 144 live 1080p videos using only 750 Watts, or 5.2 Watts per video channel. The 4th generation Intel® Core™ i7 Quad-Core processor is expected to nearly double this performance."

The Intel Developer Forum (IDF) will be at the Moscone Convention Center, in San Francisco, on September 10-12, 2013. Learn more about IDF.

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About Vantrix
Vantrix meets the demands of massive mobile data growth with its broad media optimization, deep traffic intelligence and granular policy enforcement capabilities. We reduce network congestion caused by streaming video/audio, web content and software/firmware downloads while enabling innovative revenue opportunities for mobile network operators worldwide. Vantrix’s flexible software solutions provide operators with the utmost in insight, control, and scalability to rapidly adapt to changing traffic demands and precisely balance quality-of-experience with cost-effective use of network resources. Headquartered in Montreal, Vantrix products are deployed in over 75 mobile networks, serving more than one billion subscribers on five continents. To learn more, visit www.vantrix.com

About OpenStack
OpenStack is a cloud operating system that controls large pools of compute, storage, and networking resources throughout a datacenter, all managed through a dashboard that gives administrators control while empowering their users to provision resources through a web interface. The OpenStack cloud operating system enables enterprises and service providers to offer on-demand computing resources, by provisioning and managing large networks of virtual machines. The compute architecture is designed to scale horizontally on standard hardware, enabling the cloud economics companies have come to expect. The OpenStack project is provided under the Apache 2.0 license. To learn more, visit openstack.org.

About Kontron
Kontron is a global leader in embedded computing technology. With more than 44% of its employees in research and development, Kontron creates many of the standards that drive the world’s embedded computing platforms. Kontron’s product longevity, local engineering and support, and value-added services, help create a sustainable and viable embedded solution for OEMs and system integrators. Kontron works closely with its customers on their embedded application-ready platforms and custom solutions, enabling them to focus on their core competencies. The result is an accelerated time-to-market, reduced total-cost-of-ownership and an improved overall application with leading-edge, highly-reliable embedded technology.

Kontron is listed on the German TecDAX stock exchange under the symbol "KBC". For more information, please visit: http://www.kontron.com/

Media Contacts

Vantrix
Chris Witeck
Product Marketing
Tel: +1 514 866 1717 x. 320
Chris.Witeck@vantrix.com
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Kontron

EMEA
Richard Pugnier
Kontron
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richard.pugnier@us.kontron.com

Michael Hennen
SAMS Network
Tel: +49 (2405) 45267-20
michael.hennen@sams-network.com

Americas
Richard Pugnier
Kontron
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richard.pugnier@us.kontron.com

Annette Keller
Keller Communications
Tel:+1 (949) 640-4811
annettekeller@sbcglobal.net

APAC
Richard Pugnier
Kontron
Tel:+1 (858) 623-3006
richard.pugnier@us.kontron.com

Michael Hennen
SAMS Network
Tel: +49 (2405) 45267-20
michael.hennen@sams-network.com



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