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Cisco IP/TV 3400 Series Video Servers

Cisco IP/TV Software Version 3.5 Ordering Information

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Product Bulletin No. 2201

New Features

Platform Support

Ordering Information

For More Information


Product Bulletin No. 2201


Cisco IP/TV Version 3.5

Cisco Systems announces availability of the Cisco IP/TV 3.5 software and new Cisco IP/TV 3426 and Cisco IP/TV 3427 Broadcast Server platforms

Cisco® IP/TV® Version 3.5 delivers a complete, highly scalable, bandwidth-efficient solution for high-quality video communications over enterprise networks.

Part of the Cisco Systems® line of content networking products, Cisco IP/TV is a ready-to-use solution for delivering networked video with superior ease of use and integration with IP network services. Cisco IP/TV supports live video, scheduled video, video on demand (VoD), synchronized presentations, and screen captures, and a wide range of video management functions.

New Features

Cisco IP/TV 3.5 builds on the same widely used software platform, including the following new features:

Encoding up to eight streams of varying formats and bit rates in one Cisco IP/TV Broadcast Server

MPEG-4 Advanced Audio coding (AAC) format, delivering CD-quality sound at compression substantially better than the popular MP3 format

MPEG-4 compression for Cisco IP/TV SlideCast, offering high-quality synchronized presentation media

Integrated delivery directly to Apple QuickTime in addition to Cisco IP/TV clients

Compatibility with Internet Streaming Media Alliance (ISMA) specifications, based on standard protocols and formats supported by a wide range of devices across the industry

New Cisco IP/TV 3426 and Cisco IP/TV 3427 Broadcast Server models offer high-performance MPEG-4 encoding and multiple streams in one appliance platform.

The Cisco IP/TV 3426 server delivers up to four real-time MPEG-4 streams through software-based compression. Alternatively, it can take in one video feed and encode at multiple bit rates, for Webcasts that need to reach audiences with varying bandwidth requirements.

Three Cisco IP/TV 3427 configurations offer the ability to encode from five to eight streams in one unit, saving rack space and simplifying manageability. This high-performance hardware platform includes dual CPUs for multistream software encoding, along with hot-swappable disks and fans for high system availability. The platform can encode in MPEG-1, MPEG-2, or MPEG-4, along with a wide range of audio formats.

Platform Support

Cisco IP/TV 3.5 is supported on all currently shipping platforms, including the Cisco IP/TV 3412 Control Server, the Cisco IP/TV 3425 and Cisco IP/TV 3425A broadcast servers, the Cisco IP/TV 3417 Video Starter System and Cisco IP/TV 3432 Archive Server. The Cisco IP/TV 3415 Control Server and Cisco IP/TV 3424 Broadcast Server are also supported for upgrades. Other platforms will require a hardware upgrade.

Ordering Information

Cisco IP/TV part numbers are noted in Table 1.

Table 1   Cisco IP/TV Part Numbers 

Systems
 
Cisco IP/TV Control Server

IPTV 3412-CTRL

MPEG-1/2 Broadcast Server

IPTV-3425-BCAST-M

MPEG-1 Broadcast Server

IPTV-3425A-BCAST-M

MPEG-4 Broadcast Server

IPTV-3426-BCAST

MPEG-4 Broadcast Server, 6-stream

IPTV-3427-BCAST-C1

MPEG-1/2/4 Broadcast Server, 8-stream

IPTV-3427-BCAST-C2

MPEG-1/2/4 Broadcast Server, 5-stream

IPTV-3427-BCAST-C3

Starter Kit

IPTV-3417-START-M

Software
 
Cisco IP/TV Content Manager

IPTV-CM-3.5

Cisco IP/TV Broadcast Server

IPTV-SERV-3.5

Broadcast Server with MPEG-4 Card and License

IPTV-SERV-MP4-3.5

Starter Kit

IPTV-START-HD1-3.5

MPEG-4 100-Client License

IPTV-VIEW-MP4-LIC

MPEG-2 Client Kit

IPTV-VIEW-MP2-BASE

Additional MPEG-2 Clients

IPTV-VIEW-MP2-ADD

1000-bundle MPEG-2 Client

IPTV-VIEW-MP2-1000

Upgrades
 
Content Manager Software

IPTV-CM-3.5-UPG

Server Software

IPTV-SERV-UPG

Miscellaneous
 
MPEG-1/2 Full D1 Card

IPTV-MPEG2-FD1

MPEG-1/2 Half D1 Card

IPTV-MPEG2-HD1

Spare Encoder Cable Set

IPTV-MPEG2-CABLE=

Keyboard

IPTV-3400-KEYBRD=

Mouse

IPTV-3400-MOUSE=


For More Information

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