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NEWS MOVE & DELIVER Playout A new software-defi ned playout system for on-demand and online broadcasters will be unveiled at IBC (Stand 7.A31) by Pixel Power. Intended to sit as an automated hub in a software-defi ned network, StreamMaster will provide branding and playout capabilities as well as multi-layer 3D, squeezebacks and other graphics options plus interconnectivity. StreamMaster can run on standard hardware or as a virtual machine in a data centre. Alternatively it can be supplied as a standalone device with SDI I/O to support hybrid and transitional applications. www.pixelpower.com Broadcaster and international TV network provider OH-TV has added 10 additional AirBox playout channels from PlayBox Technology. The investment will allow the London-based company to offer playout services to other broadcasters in addition to producing and transmitting its own channels. OH-TV chief executive Akin Salami said: “We now have a total of 12 AirBox playout automation servers working in sync with network-attached-storage, fully integrated by PlayBox Technology. All 12 servers can be operated either remotely or straight from our MCR. This solution is very robust, working continuously every day of the year. Its reliability allows us to get on with our core business of making and transmitting programmes.” The OHTV Network makes and transmits family-friendly, ethical programming. www.playbox.tv Fibre Joseph Electr onics’s DFT-16 Fibre Transport will make its European debut at IBC. 1 RU in size it provides 16 paths of 3G/HD-SDI, ASI, and MADI signals over one fi bre. All signal paths in the DFT Series are fi eld-confi gurable in pairs of two in order to meet any send/receive requirements. Redundant power supplies are standard. Also new for IBC are Kick Box Fibre Breakouts. Designed to be “quick fi xes”, the Kick Boxes are ideal for managing and maximizing fi bre cable runs. The throw-down enclosures come in several different versions to accommodate different connector types. The fi rst models will include opticalCON QUAD to four STs or to two opticalCON DUOs. They are said to be ideal for OB, D-SNG and satellite applications. www.josephelectronics.com 30 | KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 104 AUGUST 2015