Turnkey development of broadcast-grade video server for a leading American audiovisual technology provider
About the client
With a wide range of products, the client offers hardware and software solutions in digital broadcasting, video editing, and other post-production activities in motion pictures, advertising, and news production.
One of the products in the client's portfolio — which enabled video streaming — was nearing its end of life. The client sought to fill this gap by creating a broadcast-grade video server.
The client needed an engineering services partner who would help build this product from the ground up. Imperatives in product design were reducing overall cost of ownership, and meeting stringent performance, cost and feature criteria.
Infosys' Engineering Services practice was required to:
- Take charge of end-to-end product design
- Create the product by providing a solution that aided lean product management
- Meet non-functional and performance requirements under a stringent timeline and budget
Meeting these requirements wasn't going to be easy. But Infosys chalked out a holistic product design strategy that included:
- Teaming up with the client's product marketing team to come up with an optimal solution that addressed the targeted market segment
- Using a multi-vendor system to overcome hardware and software related design challenges, in addition to leveraging Infosys' Global Delivery Model (GDM)
- Setting milestone definitions to meet timelines and budgets
Infosys' engineering solution for the broadcast-grade video server encompassed:
How Infosys delivered business value
- Developing the application, device drivers, and the abstraction layers of related hardware of the editor application on different platforms
- Developing a suite of software-based audio/video codecs for different compression formats
- Creating a video ingest and playback box for broadcast stations that featured dual-channel video playback, video scan / color standard switchable in software, 10 hours of local storage, full remote programmability and control
- Reduced bill of materials (BOM) cost by a factor of 8
- Concept / design goals were met with a 3% schedule variance
- Lowered maintenance cost by using a modular design
- The new product was well-received as its features and scalability placed it far ahead of market contenders