Intel devices to boost in-home entertainment content quality


Intel unveiled a range of products designed to improve the delivery and quality of entertainment content available in-home via the cloud.

The new products include the Intel Visual Compute Accelerator for Intel Xeon processor-based servers, the Intel Puma 7 SoC for cable home gateways, and the Intel AnyWAN GRX550 for xDSL and Fiber home gateways.

Albert Diaz, vice president and general manager of product collaboration and systems division in Intel’s Data Center Group said the Intel Visual Compute Accelerator will deliver high quality video with improved performance and cost per transcode channel to enable real-time off line transcoding with CAPEX and OPEX savings for content providers.

The Intel Puma 7 SoC will enable cable operators to deploy true multi-gigabit broadband services with the latest DOCSIS 3.1 technology, thus increasing broadband speeds to up to 5 gigabits per second.

The new Intel AnyWAN GRX550 network processor enables good quality of service, premium user experience and routing and data throughput.

Intel said cloud-delivered media consumption model is driving people to demand faster broadband speeds and better WiFi home networking solutions.

The company added that to enable anytime, anywhere media consumption and keep up with skyrocketing broadband speeds and rapid data center growth, the industry must move to an all-IP infrastructure.

Latest report from Intel showed a dip in revenue to $14.47 billion in third quarter of 2015 from $14.6 billion.

The Santa Clara, California, company said its $3.11 billion net income dropped from $3.32 billion for the same period a year ago.

Intel’s business has suffered as consumers and companies are buying fewer PCs, while more people are turning to smartphones and tablets that use chips made by Intel’s competitors. Intel said its PC chips business fell 7 percent to $8.51 billion.

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