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HyperCast has changed OTT broadcasting forever


32 x more throughput in a single RU


Incredibly compact 1U height.


5W per 4K channel, for a total of <500W

ABR for multi-screen, multi-format output

Superior quality, high density processing

HEVC or MP2. ASIC based (not FPGA)

Dramatically increase your media processing capacity while radically cutting power and space requirements. HyperCast is a super compact 1U form, delivering multi-format, multi-bitrate streams of live and file-based video to multiple devices including phones, tablets, PCs, and TVs, while integrating seamlessly with your broadcast or data center infrastructure. It operates at wire speed and uses no more than 500 watts at maximum draw.

HyperCast WorkFlow Example

HyperCast seriously out-performs traditional software transcoders in power and space efficiency, without sacrificing quality.

Handles many demands, on-demand

Concurrently transcode from 32 inputs at up to 4K resolution each, in live-feed or file-based video. HyperCast can easily output 600+ AV streams for multi-screen, multi-format OTT delivery. Plus, it has up to 56 TB of storage space built-in for a large local cache.

Field ready

If you want live event sharing in HD with review on demand at wire speed, HyperCast is your solution. As a radically compact, low power, high throughput solution it’s perfect for field and OB applications. HyperCast is ready to serve – all your audiences on all their devices, live or on-demand.

Modular scale-out

HyperDrive integrates seamlessly with your broadcast or data center infrastructure. Modular by design, it is easy to scale-up as your throughput needs increase. Software-driven architecture means it can be easily adapted for multiple broadcast, OTT and streaming infrastructures.

Transforming costs

On a cost/performance assessment HyperCast eclipses all other options by a significant margin. Who knows, you may even be able to bring that upgrade forward.

Why SoftIron?

Task-specific engineering that delivers power efficient performance

HyperDrive has been designed from the ground up for full interoperability with Ceph. This, combined with a form factor designed to maximise cooling efficiency, means that single racks can be densely provisioned while remaining within power limits. Filling racks in this manner, and distributing data evenly with powerful replication methods, can offer dramatic cost savings compared to traditional enterprise solutions.

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Fully auditable secure provenance

Where other manufacturers opt to cut costs by outsourcing manufacture to third parties (and therefore passing on the supply chain risks to their customers) SoftIron takes the opposite approach.

SoftIron has in-house, full control over the design and manufacture of our products. Because of this, we can readily enable appliance integrity audits and system verification at a granular level by third parties.

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Simplify infrastructure management tasks at any scale

Skilled network and data engineers are difficult to find, and not all organisations can afford to hire one even when they’re available.

HyperDrive addresses critical skills shortages around data infrastructure management, by simplifying common data centre administration and maintenance tasks. By using SoftIron’s products, customers can conduct many previously complex data management tasks via the dashboard provided by the HyperDrive Storage Manager, and our patented “Ceph button”.

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Comprehensive, cost effective support

SoftIron’s superior, end-to-end support and professional services are designed to help your team get the maximum value from your storage environment. Improve your time-to-value by making use of our factory configuration services, or take advantage of our hardware support tiers for L2 engineer access and periodic service reviews.

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