Media Excel (, a provider of adaptive nScreen transcoding, announces its third-generation product, HERO nS, at this week’s NAB show in Las Vegas.

HERO nS combines the company’s transcoding software solutions with multi-core DSP processors, allowing HERO nS to surpass the density of any other competing solution while retaining flexibility required for convergence of HD multi-channel, multi-rate and multi-screen video delivery, according to the folks at Media Excel. It offers an 800% improvement in transcoding density, is optimized for the latest greatest embedded multi-core DSP platforms, and uses a fraction of power consumption required by competing solutions, they add.

HERO nS ingests content from a variety of live and file-based sources, from DVB-ASI and uncompressed 1080i to MPEG-2 Transport Streams on both RJ-45 and BNC connections. In a single rack unit of space, it’s purportedly capable of up to 512 outputs per 1RU device, eight different screen sizes and eight data rates per channel.

For HTTP video delivery, HERO sports adaptive bitrate (ABR) video transcoding for both live and file-based sources. It supports all adaptive streaming server protocols — from Adobe to Apple to Microsoft and Move — for HTTP delivery and also supports adaptive streaming-server specific delivery, including Flash Media Server and Wowza Media Server. Contact Media Excel for pricing options.