Broadcast equipment suppliers continue to add new types of IT-centric functionality to their signal distribution and playout platforms, leveraging the cost and operational benefits of COTS hardware and Software Defined Networks (SDN) as a way to attract new types of customers that increasingly require the handing of hundreds or thousands of media streams simultaneously and are looking to for a cost-effective way to do it.
PlayBox Technology will demonstrate latest additions to its comprehensive range of broadcast playout and channel branding solutions at NAB New York.
The new EdgeSpan Lite solution was created from enterprise customers’ requests for a compact solution to reliably delivering digital content to multiple locations.
In a time of uncertainty among many parts of the broadcast industry, Broadcasting Center Europe (BCE), part of the RTL Group, a Luxembourg-based media conglomerate that operates TV and radio channels as well as production companies located throughout Europe and Asia, has built one of the most impressive broadcast centers to come along in a decade. It makes no excuses for the forward-looking content handling concepts it has put into place at its new headquarters and looks forward to serving a myriad of innovative production and distribution applications for many years to come.
Differing approaches to providing audio solutions are emerging in the broadcast world. Audio over IP is a given, but where to start and which vendors to choose are proving tough decisions to make, especially as the hardware investment can have a ten-year life expectancy. And moving from an analogue, MADI or AES system can be a daunting task for any broadcaster.
At the 2017 IBC Show, Pebble Beach Systems will show a seamless integration with the NDI IP video standard, developed by Newtek. Pebble’s integration is focused on removing monitoring delays that can be inherent to real-time video over IP virtualized workflows, and it has adopted NDI technology to provide low-latency confidence monitoring for its virtualized Orca software-defined integrated channel solution.