SharpStreamer 1U Platform  Video Transcode Acceleration Appliance



SharpStreamer 1U Platform configurable for up to four PCIe x4 cards


SharpStreamer 1U Platform rear view


Next Day OTT Video Use Case


The Changing Broadcast Landscape


SharpStreamer PCIE-7207 Block Diagram


SharpStreamer PCIE-7207 Software Block Diagram


SharpStreamer 1U Platform Software Block Diagram

The SharpStreamer 1U Platform enables high density voice and video processing in 1U rack server appliance
The ARTESYN Embedded Technologies SharpStreamer 1U platform is a 1U server powered by up to four SharpStreamer PCIE-7207 PCI Express video processing acceleration engines to accelerate broadcast and multiscreen OTT video applications in a standard server architecture.

The Artesyn Sharper 1U platform offers options for customers who either want to develop their own applications or take advantage of video transcoding application software preconfigured on the SharpStreamer platform. Developers can take advantage of the Software Development Kit comprised of the Intel Media Server Studio runtime files with Intel HD graphics' fixed-function hardware acceleration, monitoring and processor subsystem O/S and management tools for easy integration with server host processing environments. For service providers and developers who are seeking more there is a complete application-layer transcoding software package for Live/Linear transcoding and Video on Demand (VoD) which is offered preconfigured on the SharpStreamer 1U platform.

SharpStreamer platforms are multipurpose platforms for both live/linear and VoD applications. The live transcoder offers high density (GPU accelerated) AVC/H.264 transcoding, RTP, MPEG-TS, HTTP input streams, multiscreens output containers, codecs and resolutions (4K/UHD), encryption, ABR packaging (HLS, DASH, MS), DRM API and a workflow controller. The VoD transcoder provides also high density (GPU accelerated) AVC/H.264 transcoding, multiscreens output containers, codecs and resolutions (4K/UHD), encryption, ABR packaging (HLS, DASH, MS), DRM API and a workflow controller, and additionally relevant media containers (3GPP, MP4, FLV, AV, 3GPP2,...).

Product Specification

1U Server, 885,8 mm depth

Two 2.0 GHz Intel Xeon E5-2640v3

Two 400 GB SSD, RAID 1

Two 10Gigabit Ethernet and 4 Ethernet ports

Redundant hot swappable 1600W AC power supplies

Two Intel QuickPath Interconnect (QPI)

Intel C612 chipset

64 GB DDR4-2133 SD-RAM

6 PCIe I/O slots:
four x16 full length, full height,
two x8 low profile

CentOS 7.x Host operating software

Intel Media Server Studio Media SDK runtime files

Artesyn SharpStreamer PCIE-7207 Board Support Package (BSP) and documentation

Host Server Software (Video Transcoder Platform only)

Hardware accelerated codecs:
H.264, H.265 (partial acceleration), MPEG-2, MJPEG (partial acceleration, only decode), VC-1 (only decode), VP8 (partial acceleration)

Video processing APIS:
Composition, scaling, color space conversion, interpolated frame rate conversion

2 years warranty



Ordering Information


1U Server with 1 PCIE-7207, Artesyn SharpStreamer Host Server Software


1U Server with 4 PCIE-7207, Artesyn SharpStreamer Host Server Software


1U Server with 4 PCIE-7207, Video on Demand & Real-Time Streaming Software




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