Modular High-Density Server enhances video delivery services.

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Along with Intel® Xeon® E3-1200 v4 series processors, SYMKLOUD modular servers integrate infrastructure level compute, storage, and redundant front-access 1GbE and 10GbE switches. Integrated Intel® Iris™ Pro graphics P6300 and Integrated Intel® Quick Sync Video enable broadcasters to push delivery of >4300 HD (1080p, 30 fps) simultaneous live or on-demand video streams from single rack using 20 SYMKLOUD platforms. Single 2U/21 in. deep unit supports up to 216 HD 1080p, 30 fps streams.

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Kontron to Give Video Operators 20 Percent More Channel Density on Next Generation x86 GPU-Accelerated SYMKLOUD Series

New Kontron modular servers to support recently launched Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1200 v4 product family, now with integrated Intel® Iris™ Pro graphics P6300

• Higher graphics density for greater rack-level performance

• Intel Media Server SDK enables ease of development

• Run complex analytics on unassigned CPUs

• Improved HEVC / 4K performance - ready today

Augsburg, GERMANY — Kontron, a leading supplier of embedded computing technology (ECT), announced today the introduction of next generation SYMKLOUD modular servers featuring processors from the Intel® Xeon® E3-1200 v4 family. This will provide up to 20% more channel density for video transcoding ISVs who seek to market ultra-high-density converged modular solutions to regional and global providers of cloud-based mobile and fixed video delivery services.

Performance enhancements from the integrated Intel® Iris™ Pro graphics P6300 and Integrated Intel® Quick Sync Video are expected to enable telecom, cable and digital TV broadcasters to push the delivery envelope with more than 4300 HD (1080p, 30 fps) simultaneous live or ‘on-demand’ video streams in a single rack using 20 SYMKLOUD platforms (assume remaining 2U for TOR switch). At the platform level, a single 2U / 21-inch deep SYMKLOUD will typically support up to 180 HD 1080p, 30 fps streams, and is now expected to achieve up to 216 HD streams with the Intel E3-1200 v4 processor, an increase that leads to a significant advantage in channel density, a reduced footprint, and lower operating expenses.

By implementing a GPU framework to process video, more CPU units are available to run simultaneous tasks, such as data analytics that measure, analyze, and interpret streaming content. The performance increases achieved by the tight integration of compute and graphics in the same processor also help further reduce power consumption and accelerate data treatment. A growing ecosystem of ISVs and industry partners are leveraging the Intel® Media Server Studio to simplify their media application development on the Intel processor graphics and enable hardware assisted encode and decode, on either Linux or Windows.

The SYMKLOUD Series integrates infrastructure level compute, storage and redundant front-access 1GbE and 10GbE switches, and is the comprehensive high density platform to launch cloud-based and virtualized multiscreen video delivery services. A single 2U SYMKLOUD platform may be configured with up to 18 sockets of the Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1200 v4, each with dedicated memory and storage, across 9 hot-swappable, modular servers.

The current media data explosion caused by advances in end user devices, higher resolutions, frame rates and color depth is forcing service providers to efficiently improve workflow densities while still reducing infrastructure costs. This equally applies to upcoming roll-outs of 4K video services. While SYMKLOUD converged modular servers can support broadcast quality HEVC (H.265) / 4K video streams using existing Intel CPU/GPU implementations, today, Kontron plans for further enhancements with the introduction of Intel E3-1200 v4 processor series.


Kontron is accepting requests to order SYMKLOUD modular servers based on Intel Xeon E3-1200 v4 processors, effective immediately.

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About Kontron

Kontron, a global leader in embedded computing technology and trusted advisor in IoT, works closely with its customers, allowing them to focus on their core competencies by offering a complete and integrated portfolio of hardware, software and services designed to help them make the most of their applications. With a significant percentage of employees in research and development, Kontron creates many of the standards that drive the world’s embedded computing platforms; bringing to life numerous technologies and applications that touch millions of lives. The result is an accelerated time-to-market, reduced total-cost-of-ownership, product longevity and the best possible overall application with leading-edge, highest reliability embedded technology. Kontron is a listed company. Its shares are traded in the Prime Standard segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and on other exchanges under the symbol “KBC”.

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Kontron SYMVIO series of innovative carrier-class and cloud infrastructure solutions are designed to bring any infrastructure application to life for the new world of software defined networks (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV). We are experienced system architects who match our clients’ network application requirements with the right hardware and software solutions for the 4G LTE Evolved Packet Core, Content Delivery Networks, and Cloud infrastructure. By partnering with Kontron, service providers and their ISV partners can enter new markets with greater speed, confidence and operational efficiency. For more information, please visit or Kontron is a Corporate Sponsor of the OpenStack Foundation, and is an ecosystem member of the Alcatel-Lucent CloudBand™ Ecosystem Program, and the Wind River Titanium Cloud NFV partner program.

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