Synamedia Digital Content Manager

Synamedia Digital Content Manager

Digital Content Manager

The Synamedia® Digital Content Manager (DCM) represents a new generation of virtualized and software-centric video processing, providing advanced video, audio, and metadata processing for live multiformat video delivery. It enables broadcasters, content providers, and service providers to deliver best-in-class viewing experiences while meeting their service requirements for premium picture quality, bandwidth efficiency, and multiscreen transcoding. 

Implemented as video functions on a cloud-based Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) infrastructure, the DCM accelerates the support of new features and innovation in software. It optimises costs with flexible deployment options across a pool of common compute resources or optimised hardware appliances and enables service portability between both hardware and software resources. 

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The DCM is the modular software architecture running on common compute node as DCM or on optimised hardware as DCM appliance (D9902). The DCM is a platform that virtualises the entire video headend, offering the well-known feature richness, picture quality, stability, and reliability of the widely deployed DCM D9902 hardware platform.

The DCM comes with an easy-to-use interface, simplifying the configuration of video processing functions across your video sources, and is supported by the Synamedia Video Network Service Manager (VSM), which enables you to easily provision DCM instances and even have service portability between the DCM appliance model and the virtualised DCM (software-based) model.

The DCM is a fully optimised solution on Synamedia dedicated hardware as well as on the Synamedia Compute Node platform, and it runs on general-purpose computing hardware on premises or in the cloud. 


Features and Benefits 

Synamedia DCM offers exceptional video services for linear pay TV broadcast and live streaming. It provides: 

Platform Flexibility 

Video processing functions such as live transcoding to multiple bit rates and formats can be flexibly implemented dedicated hardware, fully optimised to run on Synamedia Compute Nodes, as well as a virtualised application. 

Scalable Video Functions 

Video functions in the DCM can be independently instantiated and elastically scaled, enabling cost- and resource-efficient growth and contributing to reduced-overall TCO. 

Superior Picture Quality 

The DCM offers best-in-class video quality, optimised for your bandwidth requirements. 

Simplified Operation 

An intuitive user interface simplifies the configuration and operation of the DCM. Common management across Virtual and Appliance DCM platforms further simplifies ongoing video headend operations.


Broad Feature Set 

The DCM offers several broad features and functions of the DCM platform, including support for: 

  • Multicodec and multiscreen adaptive bit rate transcoding 
  • Multicodec and multiscreen adaptive bit rate encoding using Uncompressed over IP interfaces 
  • Ultra-HD HEVC transcoding and Encoding including High Dynamic Range (HDR) support 
  • Statistical multiplexing 
  • Optimised bit-rate for ABR via Synamedia’s Smart Rate Control that is based on Synamedia’s patented “Stream Video Quality” objective measure technology 
  • Intelligent remultiplexing 
  • Content protection 
  • Integrated Low-Delay PUSH Packaging 
  • Advanced and hierarchical redundancy including Hitless Merge, Transport stream backup and Service level backup 


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