SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 23, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Envivio (Nasdaq:ENVI), a leading provider of live and on-demand multi-screen IP video processing and delivery solutions, today introduced version 3.50 of its on-demand transcoding software, Envivio Muse™ On-Demand. This latest revision offers significant improvements in file-to-file transcoding speed—up to 35 percent in internal testing against platforms that require hardware acceleration. Muse On-Demand also delivers industry-leading video quality, measured at 20 percent better than a leading competitor, in tests using objective VQ measurement tools. These efficiency and quality gains decrease capital and operating expenses for content creators and service providers. Operators can reduce the amount of time required for encoding jobs, or alternatively, process more high quality content in the same amount of time. Muse On-Demand offers integrated content protection, including support for PlayReady, facilitating faster time-to-market. "Video quality and efficiency are two of the most important criteria for content and service providers in on-demand applications," said Julien Signès, Envivio president and CEO. "The new Muse On-Demand product has been fine-tuned to optimize both of these parameters, and provides best-in-class picture quality while achieving offline transcoding speeds up to 12x faster than real-time. Our architecture also offers a fully converged, power-efficient and extremely flexible design ideal for traditional TV and multi-screen output formats." Envivio 4Balancer™ combined with Muse On-Demand enables simultaneous processing of assets across a pool of up to 50 encoders, improving system utilization. Muse On-Demand and 4Balancer are integrated with leading digital rights management (DRM) platforms, workflow systems, content management systems (CMS) and quality control (QC) platforms. Envivio's software-based product architecture and years of video processing expertise allow operators to flexibly manage the full lineup of live and on-demand services in a converged headend architecture, using the Intel-based Envivio 4Caster™ appliance or HP BladeSystems in an IT-centric datacenter environment.
Muse On-Demand and 4Balancer will be featured at Envivio stand #1.D73 during the upcoming IBC exhibition in Amsterdam, September 7-11.About Envivio Envivio (Nasdaq:ENVI) is a leader in solutions for multi-screen video processing and delivery. Envivio solutions remove the boundaries of traditional television and make the world's video content universally enjoyable by all viewers, on any device, across any network, at any time. Now in its second decade of developing market-leading video convergence solutions, Envivio powers services for more than 300 content and service provider customers around the world, including eight of the top 10 mobile operators, nine of the top 10 broadband providers and three of the top four US cable operators. Envivio is headquartered in South San Francisco, California and has offices worldwide including France, England, China, Singapore and Japan. Visit www.envivio.com for more information. The Envivio logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=12583 Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including statements about the anticipated benefits and features of our products. Actual results may vary materially due to a number of factors including, but not limited to, the risk that, we are unable to deploy and achieve market acceptance of our products, capital spending in our target markets decreases or is delayed, we are unable to maintain profitability, our relationship with our channel partners is disrupted, as well as other risks that are detailed from time to time in Envivio's SEC reports. Envivio is under no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update or alter its forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Information contained in our website is not incorporated by reference in, or made part of this press release.