IBC 2015 will see the latest version of Grass Valley’s integrated playout system, iTX. Version 2.8 of the automated delivery platform offers capacity for IP operation, new features for working with compressed signals and support of Softel subtitling.
The intersection of innovation and reality is the theme of Imagine Communications IBC exhibit according to CEO Charlie Vogt. His company has this year chosen to be the first to locate exclusively in the new IBC Amtrium building.
After months of testing and field trials, PlayBox Technology is set to release a full production version of its SocialMediaBox, which allows comments from multiple web sites or social networking feeds to be processed quickly and efficiently into a single ready-for-broadcast stream.
Fully automated BroadStream Solutions’ Armada ‘set and forget’ time delay server provides flexible zero to 72 hour time delay with graphics options. It is intended for fully automated operation without user intervention.
Thomson Video Networks will showcase new software releases that boost compression efficiency for its ViBE family of SD/HD encoding solutions as well as a new software release of MediaFlexSUITE, the company’s unified system for simplifying the management of broadcast and multi-screen content delivery services.
IBC saw the launch of a range of products to aid operators deliver content to the home from the cloud. Included in the releases is the Intel Visual Compute Accelerator for Intel Xeon processor-based servers, the Intel Puma 7 SoC for cable home gateways, and the Intel AnyWAN GRX550 for xDSL and Fiber home gateways
Dolby Laboratories teamed with Envivio to showcase a live feed of Ultra HD video with High Dynamic Range (HDR) at IBC. The technology pairing used Muse video processing software and Dolby’s Dolby Vision and audio format Dolby AC-4.
Australia’s General Dynamics Mediaware showcased its Matrix integrated technology package at IBC.
Jünger Audio reached its 25th year in business this year but, unlike other broadcast equipment manufacturers hitting similar milestones, did not make a big fuss about it during IBC 2015. Instead it concentrated on two major technology announcements that tie in with major trends in the TV industry today: immersive audio and automation. These developments mark collaborations with research institute Fraunhofer IIS and graphics/studio systems developer Vizrt. They also show how Jünger Audio has moved with the technological times from its early days of designing analogue and then digital compressor-limiter units.