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Encoding and streaming Security A completely hardware-based portable HEVC encoder is being launched at IBC. Vitec’s MGW Ace features HEVC (H.265) bandwidth-effi cient compression as well as legacy H.264 capabilities. It could be used for live news broadcasts or within sports stadiums. Equipped with a wide selection of I/Os and offering low power consumption using Vitec’s HEVC compression chip, the device is “ideal for any high-quality audio or video streaming, as well as KLV metadata requirements whether in the fi eld or on the move.” The company will also show its MGW D265 Portable HEVC Decoder for the fi rst time at IBC (Stand 7.G16). Irdeto will be showcasing security services at IBC (Stand 1.D51) that allow content owners and operators to “maximize the potential of content and create a sustainable, competitive edge.” The company will also discuss the current and future technology opportunities and challenges including OTT, 4K and home networking, alongside demonstrations of its platform security and rights products. By invitation only, Irdeto will also showcase its Piracy Lounge, an interactive experience that will feature both legal and illegal streaming devices, allowing visitors to gain insights into the real threat of piracy. The exhibit will provide a glimpse into the current devices and marketing in the 2015 pirate ecosystem, showcasing how easily insecure consumer devices can become illegal pirate gateways. www.vitec.com www.irdeto.com UHD The SMPTE will present a Technical Session called “UHD: Where Do We Stand, and Where Are We Going?” at IBC. Taking place on Sunday 13 September in the Emerald Theatre, as part of the Advances in Technology stream, the seminar will address how UHD’s implementation will affect broadcasting and theatrical releases and explore the full UHD ecosystem. In particular, the session will look at new compression methods and standards. Speakers will include Hans Hoffmann, head of media production technology at the EBU and Spencer Stephens, executive vice president and chief technology offi cer at Sony Pictures Entertainment. www.smpte.org Content protection Viaccess-Orca will use IBC (Stand 1.A51) to showcase its new backend management console for TV Everywhere. This latest offering allows service providers to manage several customers and device types plus content rights, personalized content discovery and VOD, SVOD, live TV and nPVR through a single network-agnostic system. New services and promotions can be added with “just a few clicks”, the company said, Through the console, operators can also track problems such as failures in content preparation. It does this by using advanced search and fi lter capabilities to pinpoint issues. www.viaccess-orca.com I BC Stand 7.B30 Streamline your Broadcast Workflow Non-blocking 576 port KVM matrix n Modular, flexible 24/7 technology n Instant KVM and USB switching n Cat X/Fiber/3G-SDI support n IHSE GmbH - Headquarters Maybachstrasse 11 88094 Oberteuringen www.ihse.de n Germany IHSE GmbH Asia Pacific Pte Ltd 158 Kallang Way n #07-13A Singapore 349245 www.ihseapac.com IHSE USA LLC 1 Corporate Drive Cranbury , NJ 08512 www.ihseusa.com n USA KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 104 AUGUST 2015 | 29