Vector 3 Debuts New MCR Playout Systems

Spain’s Vector 3 introduced several new and upgraded TV channel playout and playout management products at NAB 2015.

Vector 3 debuted several new products at NAB 2015.The company introduced VectroBox XL and VectorBox LT, both the latest versions of the long VectorBox line. The XL model incorporates the X.MIO3 video card, and the LT model uses the LE4 video card, both from Matrox.

The new additions to the Vector 3 channel-in-a-box product line mark the latest in a 20-year collaboration that reshaped the industry by using video cards to create IT-based video servers. Both companies feel strongly that software is not always an adequate substitute for hardware. They have worked closely to integrate software and powerful hardware to achieve the optimal combination of performance, flexibility and reliability broadcasters require.

Among other new solutions shown at the Vector 3 exhibit was MultiChannel Monitor, a timeline display that allows an operator to monitor and manage all channels without having to increase the size of the MCR. MCR Client was shown, allowing channel control from anywhere. The Media Manager Suite workflow engine for playout and MCR's was also on display. 4K video playout was also integrated into playlists and prominently featured in the exhibit

Vector 3's MultiPlay modules can be combined to build customized multi-channel master control rooms for any number of channels. Thanks to the new 4K video playout broadcasters can do disconnections, control the master control rooms from any location in the world, easily add logos and tickers or supervise the whole playout facility with a single interface.

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