Pebble Beach Systems To Show Virtualized IP Channel Solutions At NAB 2018

Pebble Beach Systems will spotlight its latest versions of virtualized IP channel solution, automation, channel-in-a-box server, as well as web-based remote management and a content management workflow engine at NAB 2018.

These live demonstrations will include the deployment of multiple virtualized channels in the cloud with its Orca, a virtualized IP channel solution for playout from the private or public cloud. This software-defined channel delivery platform enables media organizations to deploy channels simply and quickly. Attendees will learn how the new low-latency NDI confidence monitoring increases Orca’s suitability for high value live, reactive channels.

Lighthouse is a web-based remote management and monitoring tool that works in tandem with Pebble Beach’s Marina automation system. It enables secure, real-time access anytime and anywhere, beyond the boundaries of the normal transmission environment. Newly enhanced channel design tools enable broadcasters to configure a broadcast chain to suit their programming needs, and, with its web-based GUI, deploy virtualized channels quickly.

Marina is Pebble’s flagship multichannel playout automation system for systems playing out one to hundreds of channels, and is in use at many major broadcasters around the world. Marina combines automation and embedded content management and can be used to evolve any playout infrastructure from legacy device control to incorporate new and evolving technologies. At NAB, Marina will be shown with new options including enhanced channel redundancy options, SCTE-104 encoding and enhanced ‘SmartPanel’ capability.

Lighthouse is a web-based remote management and monitoring tool that works in tandem with Pebble Beach’s Marina automation system. Click to enlarge.

Lighthouse is a web-based remote management and monitoring tool that works in tandem with Pebble Beach’s Marina automation system. Click to enlarge.

Also in the company’s NAB 2018 exhibit booth will be Beluga, a content management system that streamlines the preparation of content prior to distribution. Offering the ability to manage the media supply chain efficiently on premise, and in the cloud, Beluga integrates closely with Marina and helps prepare content for linear playout, OTT and VOD distribution. Checking segmentation, program content, allowing for conformance editing, performing comprehensive QC and generating reports are all essential steps along the playout pipeline. Beluga also adds transcoding and proxy creation to Marina’s existing toolset. As the number of users grows, Beluga’s simple web-based interface enables teams to interact with the media dynamically without having to install dedicated client software.

Finally, Dolphin is a compact and cost-effective integrated channel device that operates under Pebble Beach Systems’ automation control. Going far beyond typical CiaB (Channel-in-a-box) capabilities, Dolphin incorporates a series of software plugins that allow media organizations to use their preferred best-of-breed solutions within the integrated channel environment. Plug-ins include Ross Video and Pixel Power graphics, loudness monitoring from Linear Acoustic, live captioning from EEG, and Kantar and Nielsen watermarking.

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