The Cisco Media Experience Engine (MXE) 3500 is a powerful and flexible network appliance in the Cisco MXE series of video infrastructure platforms. The MXE 3500 delivers a comprehensive set of media transformation services to discover, connect, record, enrich, and deliver video and other forms of rich media. These services make video content findable, accessible, and easy to consume anytime, anywhere, on any device. The primary uses for the MXE 3500 include integrating video into meetings, events, training and education, organizational communications, and advertising where video enables faster business decision making, global collaboration, and scaling of expertise.
With any to any media adaptation on the MXE 3500, recorded and live video content is automatically adapted from a range of incompatible media formats, resolutions, and speeds, from standard-definition up to full high-definition, so they can be viewed on demand or live by a wide variety of playback devices and applications. For ease of integration, the MXE 3500 supports workflow automation for adapting source multimedia streams and files according to highly customizable rule sets, or profiles, providing a "set it and forget it" approach to recurring adaptation jobs.
The media post-production capabilities of the MXE 3500 offer several unique professional studio-quality video features that can be fully automated and applied to source media files. For example, an introductory video can be inserted before the source file with fades to transition in and out. Any graphic file with a transparent alpha channel can be used as a watermark and applied anywhere in the video or live IP stream, with fully customizable transparency and duration. A video trailer can be appended to the end of the source file with a fade in and fade out.
With support for the most common source formats, Cisco MXE 3500 can play a central role in virtually any file-to-file transcoding workflow. File-based transcoding takes place with impressive speed, thanks to powerful CPUs and efficient workflow management routines.
Source multimedia assets can be transcoded and transrated for playback on a wide variety of networks and devices. The Cisco MXE 3500 includes preconfigured and customizable support for the most popular web and mobile output devices and formats.
Cisco MXE 3500 can perform both transcode (change format) and transrate (change speed) actions to source files and produce one or many outputs. Inputs and outputs can range from audio only, to SD, and full HD resolutions and bit rates.
Workflows combined with the highest-quality adaptation and post-processing
Use file data and associated metadata to alert the Cisco MXE 3500 watch folder attendant to initiate preconfigured jobs that include adaptation and post-processing elements.
High-throughput, high-quality processing
The Cisco MXE 3500 is designed to maximize throughput, performing many transformation jobs at once, speeding the time to output without compromising on capabilities or output quality.
Administrator-defined device profiles
The Cisco MXE 3500 ships with a library of default device profiles that represent the most common network and playback devices. Administrators can freely modify these profiles, or create new profiles, to meet virtually any application requirements for formats, resolutions, and speeds.
Administrator-defined output destinations
After videos are processed, they can be automatically copied or moved to external locations using transfer protocols such as FTP, SFTP, HTTP, and network file sharing.
Speech to text module
With the speech to text module, the Cisco MXE 3500 can extract the audio from a file and produce a time-stamped transcript, which can be turned into open captioning and delivered as a XML file and/or transcript for use in other applications.