Better Technology Top-to-Bottom
The Telairity Edge
Prominent among Telairity’s distinctions is the fact that the company has leveraged its roots in the semiconductor industry to create the TVP video processor, targeted to video encoding. Since its launch in 2007, each generation of TVP video processors has implemented an increasing number of multiple identical, loosely-coupled vector processing cores, supplemented by special function units targeted to accelerating the most common compression computations. Each core, in turn, comprises five separate execution engines—four capable of dispatching two instructions per clock cycle. Summing up the compute power in Telairity's new "Nexgen" TVP video processors yields a staggering total of 168 billion operations per second.
To complement this custom chip design, Telairity also has invested in creating AVClairity encoding software, expressly designed to run directly on the TVP video processor—avoiding the overhead of an operating system on the one hand, while harnessing all the horsepower available in the TVP chip on the other hand. The fact that encoder functions are implemented in Telairity’s AVClairity software, rather than hardwired into the video processor, makes Telairity encoders fully field upgradeable via a simple download. At the same time, the fact that Telairity’s AVClairity encoder software runs directly on Telairity’s video processor, without any need for an intervening operating system, reduces the latency of all encoding operations, improves system responsiveness, and also eliminates a significant potential source of problems.
Although Telairity’s investment in encoding technology begins with basic chip and software technology, the driving purpose behind this investment is the ability to create unique, purpose-built encoding systems. The fact that Telairity controls all the relevant technology used in its systems, from the video processor through the system enclosure, also gives the company exceptional custom engineering capabilities, allowing it to turn new designs, able to meet highly specialized requirements, in a fraction of the time required by other companies.
In summary, then, a Telairity-designed board incorporating up to 8 Telairity’s TVP video processor yields enormous raw horsepower, efficiently applied to H.264/AVC compression by Telairity’s custom AVClairity encoding software. When incorporated into a custom Telairity enclosure, the result is a very powerful encoding system, capable of generating quality images using minimal bits in just a few frames of latency, designed specifically to meet the special requirements of its target market. As a bonus, Telairity systems are highly reliable, run very quietly, and boot up within three seconds of power on. Indeed, enough room is left over inside the compact 1RU system enclosure used for all Telairity encoders to allow for dual redundant power supplies, further augmenting the overall robustness of Telairity systems.
In short, the direct consequence of Telairity’s top-to-bottom investment in technology is exceptionally powerful, fast, and reliable encoding platforms. For customers, the end result of this investment is a family of HD and SD H.264/AVC encoders that offer a value proposition unmatched by any other H.264/AVC encoders available on the market today.