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Blazar, introduced by igolgi, boasts ultra-fast transcode speeds, up to 100x real-time

Blazar streamlines workflows in facilities requiring traditional bulk transcoding at extremely high speeds, just-in-time transcoding to generate single or multiple profile, and dynamic ad insertion.

Princeton, NJ, June 15, 2021 – Blazar, unveiled by igolgi, is one of the fastest transcoding engines available, thanks to COTS industrial-grade components and igolgi-designed codecs with advanced algorithms. Each 1 RU chassis enables 20X real-time transcoding. The unique orchestration software enables 5 chassis (only 5 RU) to transcode material 100 times faster than real-time.

Designed for bulk transcoding of any content, a two-hour movie or program can be transcoded in one minute and generate multiple profiles and pre-segmented transcoder outputs ready for packaging or delivery. For syndicated programs, all segments, breaks and time code remain intact.

“We developed Blazar because limited bandwidth and storage capacity is becoming a constraining factor in some facilities”, says Dr. Kumar Ramaswamy, igolgi president. “Having blazingly fast transcode speeds can be a boon to anyone who does bulk transcoding.”

For VOD applications, users don’t need to store multiple profiles in advance – they can create only the highest bandwidth profile and let Blazar create all lower bandwidth profiles on the fly as requested. Storing only the highest bandwidth profile reduces storage requirements by 50-65%.

Because of its unique architecture and Orchestrator/Worker nodes, Blazar scales infinitely by simply adding more GPU resources. Performance limit is hindered only by input stream capacity.

Jeff Cooper, igolgi CEO, added: “Our advanced in-house design capabilities and many years’ experience in compression technology have enabled us to design a truly innovative, easy to operate product with high reliability.”


About igolgi: First and foremost, Igolgi is an engineering and development company. Our engineering staff has years of experience in every type of compression and encoding technology, and we are experts in software control and interface. From HDTV, social media streaming, smart devices, and interface to cloud and third-party applications, igolgi provides the most innovative, flexible, and robust encoding and transcoding solutions available today.

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