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VDMS Launches 4K Encoding, Built-In Multi-CDN Support at NAB

April 01, 2019 / Troy Dreier

Verizon Digital Media Services beat the rush by revealing its NAB announcements today. Chief among them is that the platform now supports 4K encoding. Verizon has expanded its global network capacity from 8 Tbps in 2014 to over 70 Tbps today, and it's putting that bandwidth to good use. With 4K support, content owners can provide a TV-like high-quality experience even when streaming ultra-high resolution video. The platform now has multi-CDN support built in. Relying on a single CDN when streaming high-res video around the globe just isn't good enough, says Ralf Jacob, president of VDMS. Offering multi-CDN support means traffic is rerouted for optimal performance when necessary, protecting content owners against congestion and other problems. Verizon uses the same traffic-shaping algorithms its network teams rely on to route client video anywhere on the globe. Finally, VDMS is improving the resources devoted to its quality of service protections, which include 24/7/365 engineer...