Vantage licenses enable specific Vantage features or feature sets. All Vantage software is available on the Telestream web site. You can download and install Vantage software in demo mode without licenses. At your convenience you can purchase licenses and add them to Vantage for only those products you need. If you need additional products later, you can purchase licenses for additional options.
Note: Some Vantage programs and features are available only with particular Vantage product licenses. To ensure you get the features you want, contact Telestream sales for the latest bundling and licensing information.
Product licenses do not include maintenance and support, which must be ordered separately.
The following topics below introduce the available licenses.
The following are the transcoding license configurations:
Transcode options extend Vantage transcoding capabilities:
The workflow licenses enable various features specific to automating media workflows:
Connectors allow Vantage to submit and monitor jobs to third party systems. Except where noted, a Connector license allows four (4) concurrent jobs on the partner system. Additional Connector licenses may be purchased to allow additional jobs.
The Vantage System Management license allows you to install Vantage services on multiple Windows or Telestream Lightspeed servers, increasing the capacity and reliability of your Vantage domain. Vantage array features include the following:
If the current domain is an all-in-one domain, the activation of a Vantage Array license changes the Vantage server to a Vantage array server. You can then create a distributed domain by adding Vantage array servers. In a Vantage array, every Vantage server is a Vantage array server and requires the Vantage Array license.
Additional System Management options to the Vantage Array license are:
Vantage Post Producer™ allows automated editing and assembly of finished content from one or more input media files. Includes media trimming, stitching, overlays, audio mixing and metadata insertion for a wide variety of formats (please see Post Producer data sheet for a full list of supported formats and features). Includes Conform action support for CML message submission and Compose action support for TSEDL and AN2 inputs. Includes Vantage Workflow Designer, and FTP/network folder workflow support. May be combined with any Transcode product, sold separately. GPU Acceleration is available for this product when running on a Lightspeed Server.
The Titler Engine option for Vantage Post Producer is a software installer intended for installation on one or more nodes of Vantage Post Producer. This option provides a means for creating rich, animated titles using the NewBlue Titler Creator tool (not included) to create templates that can be processed by Post Producer to create automated variations using a workorder and a Post Producer template.
The Titler Engine requires Post Producer and runs on Windows Server 2012 on Lightspeed servers. This option is sold per-node, it can run on one or more nodes of Post Producer.
Automates the creation of VOD assets to simplify and scale the process of VOD asset creation. Assembles complex VOD compositions from video, audio, graphic and metadata elements. Accessible through a graphical user interface and automation interface. License Includes:
GPU Acceleration is available for this product when running on a Lightspeed Server. Does not include first year's Software Annual Maintenance and Support which must be ordered at time of purchase.
DAI is a single server license software option to Vantage Post Producer. Provisions VOD content for Dynamic Ad Insertion and measurement during the creation process. User defined DAI ad breaks are inserted during the VOD assembly process. VOD Producer DAI creates multilayer video compositions with DAI ad breaks and Nielsen D4 audio watermarking and produces the metadata documents for DAI ecosystem partners, Canoe Ventures and Nielsen. Accessible through a graphical user interface and automation interface.
GPU Acceleration is available for this product when running on a Lightspeed Server.
Does not include first year's Software Annual Maintenance and Support which must be ordered at time of purchase.
The VOD Portal is a paid option that allows creating VOD media assets supporting VOD metadata such as rating and V-Chip, stitching and trimming of clips, and DAI.
Tempo is a solution for re-timing file-based content and intelligently decreasing or increasing the running time of shows and segments. Tempo utilizes sophisticated video and audio time compression algorithms that deliver superior quality and faster turn-around times. Tempo runs on the Vantage media processing platform and offers all of the benefits of complete integration with the world’s best workflow management and transcoding system.
Tempo Software is an option for Vantage and includes:
The Tempo product requires Vantage Transcode or Transcode Pro in addition to Vantage Analysis or Analysis Pro. Also requires 2 days on-site installation, purchased separately. N+1 Redundancy may be added with Vantage Array license and compatible hardware. Fully compatible and extensible with all Vantage transcoding, workflow, partner integrations and system management products. Does not include first year's Software Annual Maintenance and Support which must be ordered at time of purchase.
The Lightspeed servers are Windows machines designed to run Vantage at optimum speeds. Vantage comes pre-installed on the Lightspeed server and ready to run (software sold separately.) These servers accelerate video processing for all Vantage Transcode products (Transcode, Pro, and Pro Connect), Post Producer and TrafficManager. Vantage v4.0 or later is required. Multiple Lightspeed models offering different computing and GPU power are available. For details about model features and differences, please see the Telestream.net web site and the Lightspeed Server Guide.
Vantage automatically adds a Lightspeed system variable to any Lightspeed-aware services running on a Lightspeed server. Actions can use the variable to implement Run On rules or to report or record job information.
Lightspeed fallback rules are included in all models of Vantage. Various Lightspeed options are available, including Ethernet adapters, Fibre Channel HBA options, and SSD drive upgrades. Lightspeed bundles are available to combine Lightspeed servers with Transcode Multiscreen, Transcode IPTV VOD, Transcode Connect, and Transcode Pro Connect Vantage software combinations. Contact Telestream Sales for more information.
Lightspeed Live Capture uses a Lightspeed Live server with capture card and software to capture and encode live media to files. Live Capture supports capturing from up to eight (8) SD/3G-HD SDI inputs, up to two (2) DCI 4K/UHD input or with multiple Transport/RTMP IP input, it contains 4 ports of 10Gb Ethernet in a GPU accelerated capture platform for ingesting a broad range video formats, creating mezzanine and AVC MP4 or MXF RDD 25 proxy files simultaneously, and storing them locally or on external networked storage. Operates as a standalone device, as a multiple server Live Capture farm or as part of a Vantage domain.
Platform Specifications: 1RU rack mount chassis includes dual Intel multi-core processors, 4x 3Gb/s SDI inputs, 4x 10GigE ports, GPU acceleration, over 4TB internal storage, RAID 5 protected, for a total of over 3TB of usable storage. Option to add more than 3TB of additional storage. Hot swappable dual power supplies.