NETGEAR Introduces the HMG7000 Headless Media Gateway
September 20, 2013
By Deepika Mala
, TMCnet Contributor
NETGEAR, Inc., a global networking specialist, recently unveiled the HMG7000, a media gateway that uses NETGEAR's NeoMedia (News - Alert) platform.
The newly launched media gateway has an innovative distributed architecture. It will be integrated with the Nucleus gateway software from SeaChange International (News - Alert), a global multi-screen video software innovator.
WAN access-independent, the HMG7000 headless gateway blends NETGEAR's technology across home wireless networking with 802.11ac, video over wireless, easy-to-use customer support tools, high-speed 24x8 DOCSIS 3.0 and third-party application integration.
The NETGEAR HMG7000 supports media access from both in-home and cloud-based content sources. It includes local content caching to support DVR functions and trick play, video transcoding to multi-screen format, and advanced transcription for comprehensive conditional access and digital rights management.
Built on NETGEAR NeoMedia, the HMG7000 also supports DLNA streaming for live and recorded program playback from connected DLNA compliant consumer electronic devices.
Leveraging proven cloud technologies such as SeaChange Nucleus, the HMG7000 allows operators to rapidly launch new services or seamlessly upgrade their existing offers.
"The HMG7000 with NeoMedia and the SeaChange Nucleus software represents the next generation of gateways for operators that want to address their end-users' desire for a one box solution that supports all forms of video including live, OTT, recorded and end-user content,' said Michael Clegg, senior vice president and general manager, Service Provider Business with NETGEAR, in a press statement. "We are very excited to launch the headless Media Gateway (News - Alert) at IBC2013; it's the culmination of all of the things NETGEAR does well with the integration of best-of-breed technology.”
NETGEAR also recently unveiled its new NETGEAR ProSafe Intelligent Edge M4100 series of managed switches for VoIP deployment
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Edited by Rachel Ramsey