Pebble Beach Systems Highlights IP Playout Workflow Efficiency

At the 2019 NAB Show, Pebble Beach Systems will showcase its solutions for playout that supports a wide variety of industries and applications.

Orca, the company’s virtualized IP channel solution, continues to be deployed by organizations seeking an all IP integrated channel system designed for uncompromised playout from the cloud. There are currently well over 100 Orca virtualized channels on the air, many of which are complex multi-language broadcasts requiring precise synchronization and comprehensive audio playout rules.

Pebble Beach said that disaster recovery has been a catalyst in the growing adoption of virtualized playout for many companies wishing to “test the waters” when designing and testing an IP and cloud ecosystem, and Pebble will showcase a full business continuity system using Orca in the AWS cloud, fully synchronized with the local system so that channel output and functionality remain the same, even in a disaster scenario.

In the area of remote management and monitoring, Lighthouse enables monitoring and/or control from a single, secure, centralized web-based dashboard. At NAB, visitors will be able to see clear and concise exception monitoring that lists any errors to provide actionable information on each system. It can also be used for low latency monitoring using NDIÒ technology, which delivers a confidence preview of each system to the Lighthouse UI—without the delays incurred by having to manage compressed video.

Marina is a multichannel playout automation system for organizations looking to play out one to hundreds of channels. NAB attendees will learn how broadcasters can upgrade or migrate their legacy automation systems to Marina’s powerful automation platform in a managed way. Playout infrastructures can evolve from legacy device control to incorporate new and evolving technologies with minimum disruption to processes and staff.

Finally, Pebble Beach’s Dolphin is a compact and cost-effective integrated channel device, which operates under Pebble Beach Systems’ Marina automation control. When equipped with the Matrox X.mio5 Q25 SMPTE 2110 NIC card, Dolphin supports uncompressed multi-channel 4K and 25 GbE IP functionality without any increased load to the CPU.

Going far beyond typical Channel-in-a-box capabilities, Dolphin incorporates a series of software plugins, allowing organizations to use their preferred best-of-breed solutions within the integrated channel environment. Plug-ins include Pixel Power and Ross Video graphics, loudness technology from the Telos Alliance, live captioning from EEG, and watermarking capability from Kantar and Nielsen.

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