Building and operating IP networks is much more than just about saving money on infrastructure costs. Its success is deeply rooted in the ease of flexibility, scalability, and inter-connectivity that it can provide. And one of the greatest benefits of IP is that the protocol and underlying hardware is independent of the data being carried, therefore, distributing and interfacing between different formats is easier than ever.
The highlight for broadcast automation specialist NVerzion during the 2018 NAB Show was the launch of the ARAMYST programme preparation system. This is designed to speed up the transcoding, topping and tailing and segmenting of shows distributed for syndication by automating all the processes involved.
Technology and business are intertwined but many companies prefer to treat them as separate entities. Consequently, major equipment exhibitions such as the NAB Show are used to focus purely on technological issues, while corporate affairs are dealt with at other times. During this year’s Las Vegas expo, however, Imagine Communications made clear the two strands were interdependent by revealing that it has re-organised its operations into two defined divisions: one for playout and networking and another covering advertising distribution and management.
This reminder showcases the first two in a series of articles on broadcast and video technology prepared for IT engineers and written by consultant Tony Orme. In the series he reviews the basics of the Human Visual and Hearing Systems, then moves on to explain key aspects of film and video. The series is especially focused on those with an IT, but perhaps not a video, background.
Ross Video expanded its newsroom production offering during the 2018 NAB Show by adding a new playout server to the Abekas Tria range. The Tria News is aimed specifically at fast-turnaround news broadcasting and features four individual PGM (Program) playout channels, which can be controlled from the newsroom automation system.
BroadStream Solutions, is pleased to announce that PBS station KAKM, Anchorage, Alaska went live recently with BroadStream’s OASYS Integrated Playout as their broadcast automation solution.
ENCO Systems, Inc. First and foremost, ENCO Systems is the manufacturer of DAD, a radio automation and live TV audio pr