Broadcast Pix Previewed BPNet / Buys Co-Developer

Vendors are adopting different approaches to the same issue, namely, helping customers transition from SDI to IP workflows while ensuring that their customers stay within the vendor’s product environment but offering connectivity to third party IP tools. It’s a tricky juggling act. Broadcast Pix’ stab is called BPNet and its due later this year on all its production switchers Flint, Granite, Mica, and Roadie.

BPNet is a browser-based IP workflow management system which provides a software foundation for video, control and data.

BPNet-enabled switchers will support traditional SDI I/O as well as IP network input and streaming output options ASPEN, NDI, SMPTE 2022-6, and RTSP.

The system provides production control using traditional and custom software switcher panels connected locally or remotely via IP. It also provides access to a BPView multi viewer, as well as direct control of the latest generation IP cameras, decks and other devices.

BPNet further consolidates bi-directional data flow between BP switchers, clip and still stores, character generators, social media platforms, scoreboard information services, statistics and many third-party tools.

“BPNet provides easy connectivity to Broadcast Pix switchers,” says the company. “Users can see connected switchers from their browser and add content to the switcher or to Watch-Folders assigned to shows or projects. Content is automatically transcoded to ensure the correct file format is available when needed. BPNet can be set to automate backups, archiving and sharing procedures.”

The service, available as a free upgrade for Broadcast Pix customers, includes 25 GB of cloud storage at no cost, with additional storage available for purchase. The base plan includes unlimited sharing of stored content, transcoding to BP format, and automated show backup. Additional options are available for transcoding to other broadcast and Web codecs, publishing to YouTube, Facebook, and other JWplayer-enabled sites, distribution to FTP, quality control and offline archive support.

So pleased is Broadcast Pix with the development it just bought the Danish company, ioGates, which helped make it.

No financial details were disclosed.

Broadcast Pix CEO Kevin Prince said: “With the acquisition of ioGates and the release of BPNet, we are making it possible for that effortless orchestration, between people and systems, to exist without the constraints of time and place. ioGates gives Broadcast Pix a proven platform in the cloud. Together with our live production systems and video-over-IP knowledge, we are able to present our customers with a clear pathway to the next stage in efficient, cost-effective, and unbounded creative production.”

Founded in 2003, ioGates specialities include accelerated uploading times, instant frame-accurate video preview from the Web and two-factor authentication for secure sharing of content. Its software also enables automated video transcoding.

ioGates chief executive Jesper Andersen added: “Our goal is to enable digital media producers to create, manage and distribute content anytime, anywhere, using any platform. As a leader in the live production market, Broadcast Pix enables to us to bring our solution to a much wider audience.”

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