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IBC 2021: Caton Technology to showcase network aware IP-based CatonNet Video Platform

Updated: Nov 9, 2021

The Singapore based manufacturer will also present its Caton Transport Protocols family of IP transmission technologies

Singapore, 8 November 2021: Caton Technology, a pioneer in next-generation IP network transport solutions has announced that it will highlight multiple new and flagship solutions at IBC 2021 (Stand 1.B61). Leading the company’s presence at the show will be the CatonNet Video Platform (CVP), which provides broadcast-grade media transmission services with a profile in more than 60 countries worldwide.

Major content creators, broadcasters, satellite operators and service providers are among the users of CVP, which provides a fully managed IP network employing Caton Transport Protocols for highly resilient and secure connectivity. Designed to ensure exceptional real-time transport of high-quality video and data even under the strictest service level agreements, CVP gives customers the ability to deliver video to subscribers locally, regionally and globally while benefiting from significant cost savings compared to traditional network services. The low latency, high-security service is also designed for maximum flexibility, ranging from occasional usage to end-to-end networks with long-term contracts and managed Service Level Agreements (SLAs) up to 99.999%.

A foundational element of the CVP service, the Caton Transport Protocols (CTP), will also be showcased at IBC 2021. Developed from the previous CatonEngine, CTP comprises a series of IP transmission technologies developed to ensure stability, quality and security for video, media and other data transmissions, CTP utilises more than 30 in-built algorithms and deep learning approaches to smooth and mitigate network challenges. Patented dynamic error corrections to recover from data loss are another headline benefit of CTP, which is an ideal technology for live streaming of high value content where quality, security and real connections are paramount. Beyond video CTP is also finding favour with enterprises and services providers for fast file/data transfer.

Caton Technology will also be inviting visitors to find out more about partner service ArkHub, which offers a low-cost cloud storage service with secure, durable and flexible storage for data backup and archiving. Feature-rich and powered by Cydex – an industry-leading technology for secure fast access anywhere in the world – ArkHub has a uniquely simplified pricing model that allows users to store data at a monthly storage cost with no additional charges for ingress or egress, no early deletion/embargo fees, and no region fees. There is no discrimination between ‘hot’ and ‘cold’ data, whilst ArkHub Web Connect enables improved workflow efficiency by archiving and transferring data files simultaneously.

Further underlining the range of its current solutions, Caton Technology will also showcase two encoder/decoder products: Caton Prime, which is designed for 4K production, and Caton Live, which is geared towards HD. Both devices have the ability to switch between encode and decode functionality, making them ideal for remote production of live events and other production scenarios where space and workflow efficiency are critical. In addition, Caton Live is suitable for non-broadcast applications such as conferencing due to its small form-factor and low cost.

During IBC, Caton will also demonstrate the benefits of its mobile device applications: Caton Publisher, which enables users to transmit high-quality live streams with full resolution support for 720p, 1080p and 2160p, and supports industry standards including HEVC and 4K. Caton Player, is available to download from the App Store and enables high-quality viewing of streamed content in SD, HD or 4K.


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