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RGB Networks Offers VMG-8 for TV Everywhere Streaming

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RGB Networks has added a new model to its VMG (Video Multiprocessing Gateway) line of integrated transcoding and delivery products. The new VMG-8 offers the same transcoding, transrating, ad insertion, and other video processing functions as the established VMG line, but places them in a seven rack unit high carrier-grade chassis.

The VMG-8 can hold eight modules, and was designed to be a smaller alternative to the VMG-14. It's targeted at the TV Everywhere market, as it's capable of transcode for an expanding number of end-user devices. RGB is pitching the model for small- to medium-sized operations, or for edge deployment.

Buyers can configure the VMG-8 with three video transcoder modules, one audio transcoder module, and a single controller module capable of transcoding video into over 140 streams. RGB has created a redundant configuration, where each module has a backup. The VMG-8 also includes backup power supplies and cooling fans.

"With operators going live with TV Everywhere IP video services, it's becoming clear that consumer usage and the growing number of end-user devices is putting a significant strain on network equipment to keep up with the demand," says Brian Johnson, director of product marketing for RGB Networks. "In consultation with our customers, we have developed the VMG-8 to address their desire for increased capacity, scalability and reliability, while still minimizing rack space and power requirements."

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