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.