Appear Showcases Groundbreaking Live Production Technologies At NAB Show 2024

Appear will demonstrate its innovative solutions for contribution, remote production and distribution at NAB Show 2024, with industry leading performance in HEVC, JPEG XS, SRT and IP Trust Boundary implementation.

In primary distribution, SRT is rapidly becoming the preferred distribution protocol. At NAB Show, Appear will demonstrate how its pioneering accelerated SRT solution enables one of Brazil’s leading media groups to reduce its playout facilities from 13 to just one. These significant infrastructure cost savings are in addition to the ongoing OPEX reductions from replacing satellite and leased circuits with secure and robust Internet connectivity.

In contribution, Appear will launch its new JPEG XS module, which enables the delivery of 8 full HD channels per module equalling a possible 96 JPEG XS full HD channels across a single 2RU chassis. The company will also highlight the unrivalled HEVC performance of its X Platform, enabling 96 full HD HEVC feeds to be contributed from a 2RU chassis. NAB Show will also see Appear launch a 100Gb IP Gateway switch module, a primary benefit of which is to further increase the density of contributed live video and media through the X Platform, as well as enhancing internal throughput within the chassis’.

Appear will also demonstrate enhanced analytics and monitoring functionality in its Network Operations Centre (NOC) hub at NAB Show. This will show how Appear solutions can deliver operational confidence through workflow security, network and infrastructure monitoring and simplified yet powerful management, including advanced analytics dashboards. The NOC hub, which was a real highlight for visitors at IBC2023, includes the following new developments:

  • Integration of Grafana Labs solutions with the Appear X Platform, providing real-time application observability with prebuilt and customisable dashboards and workflows.
  • Integration with the popular open-source monitoring solution Prometheus.
  • Integration with Skyline’s Dataminer monitoring and management solution which is highly popular in media and entertainment networks.

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