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Pebble Beach Virtualises 2020 Tradeshow Presence Posted: 19/03/2020
Pebble Beach Virtualises 2020 Tradeshow Presence

Delivering a solution to the cancellations of CABSAT and NAB, Pebble Beach is setting up virtual stands to demonstrate its market leading automation and playout technology. Spend one-to-one time with experts, see demonstrations or find out about the latest in Pebble Beach's R&D from 31 March to 2 April for CABSAT and for NAB from 20-22 April 2020, with the aim of enabling the most important side of any trade show – open discussion.

 

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Vizrt Group Leverages IP-Based Adaptive and Software-Defined Visual Storytelling To Support Customers and Partners During Challenging Times Posted: 06/03/2020
Vizrt Group Leverages IP-Based Adaptive and Software-Defined Visual Storytelling To Support Customers and Partners During Challenging Times

Vizrt Group Leverages IP-Based Adaptive and Software-Defined Visual Storytelling To Support Customers and Partners During Challenging Times

The Vizrt Group, parent company of the Vizrt, NewTek and NDI® brands, today announced the launch of VizrTV (www.vizr.tv) and NewTekTV (www.newtek.tv). These two “digital-first” communications platforms are designed to deliver key product awareness, innovation, and support messages to help customers and partners better adapt to changing market environments. The new online channels will be operational for CABSAT in Dubai and NAB 2020 in Las Vegas and will be available for viewers around the world who may not attend in person due to COVID-19.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Anevia Cloud-Native NEA-CDN v5 to Make CABSAT Debut Posted: 06/03/2020
Anevia Cloud-Native NEA-CDN and reg; v5 to Make CABSAT Debut

Anevia, a leading provider of OTT and IPTV software solutions, will introduce the latest version of its NEA-CDN® content delivery network solution to Middle East broadcasters and media channel managers attending the CABSAT 2020 exhibition and conference in Dubai, March 31st – April 2nd. NEA-CDN v5 makes it easy for operators to scale their OTT services for peak viewing within minutes by simply adding nodes to their CDN – and then removing them when they are no longer required.

As the first cloud-native CDN solution, NEA-CDN v5 – based on the Kubernetes infrastructure – provides operators with a centrally orchestrated, hardware-agnostic, and elastic private CDN. It makes it easy to deploy – in just one click – and comes with a centralised management and analytics platform that makes it easy to operate.

“Traffic fluctuations are huge in OTT video streaming,” comments Anevia NEA-CDN Product Manager David Tencer, “and operators will most of the time only use 6% of their available CDN capacity – meaning that 94% of the capacity is usually being wasted. With this elastic CDN solution, OTT operators can ensure a high-quality experience even during peak traffic, without having to build in over-capacity.”

 

 

 

 

 

Tags: Anevia | OTT software | IPTV software | video compression | multiscreen IPTV head-ends | Cloud DVR | CDN solutions | VOD | cloud-native content delivery network solutions | NEA-CDN | NEA-DVR | multiscreen solutions for the delivery of live TV | streaming video | time- | CABSAT 2020 | CABSAT 2020
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PlayBox Neo to Demo Service-Based Virtual-Channel Broadcast Production and Playout at CABSAT 2020 Posted: 06/03/2020
PlayBox Neo to Demo Service-Based Virtual-Channel Broadcast Production and Playout at CABSAT 2020

PlayBox Neo will demonstrate its full range of broadcast playout and channel branding solutions to CABSAT 2020 attendees at the Dubai World Trade Centre, March 31st - April 2nd. Highlights of the exhibit on stand E4-20 in hall 4 will be the PlayBox Neo Channel-in-a-Box system and the software-as-a-service-based Cloud2TV.

"Our products are built on 20 years of solid experience working with customers ranging in size from globally active broadcast networks to independent channel owners and playout service providers," says PlayBox Neo CEO Pavlin Rahnev. "They include major players in the MENA market such as BHS, EutelSat, Gulsat, Nilesat and ViewMedia, to mention just a few."

"We continue to lead the way in terms of product robustness, refinement, scalability and versatility. Central to our success is modularity, giving operators the ability to perform any or every function involved in television content preparation, from ingest, QC, transcoding, graphic branding and scheduling right through to transmission."

"MENA broadcasters, like their colleagues around the world, are looking for maximum reliability and creative efficiency. Our CABSAT demonstration will show how easy PlayBox Neo systems are to deploy and, thanks to the intuitive PlayBox Neo graphic interface, very easy operate."

 

 

 

 

Tags: PlayBox Neo | Cloud2TV | Channel-in-a-Box | CIAB | broadcast asset management | integrated media asset management | broadcast systems infrastructure | IT-based broadcast systems | disaster recovery centres | disaster recovery systems | digital media archiving | IP g | CABSAT 2020 | CABSAT 2020
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Mediaproxy to demonstrate full LogServer functionality at CABSAT 2020 Posted: 27/02/2020
Mediaproxy to demonstrate full LogServer functionality at CABSAT 2020

Mediaproxy, the leading provider of software-based IP broadcast solutions, will show the latest upgrades to its LogServer IP logging, monitoring and analysis system on booth A4-10 during CABSAT 2020 from 31 March to 2 April at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

CABSAT is the leading broadcast, satellite and content exhibition for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia markets. The show is a major draw for manufacturers of production, delivery and digital media technology. Now arranged to showcase three key broadcast sectors, CABSAT covers Content Creation, Content Production and Post-Production and Content Distribution and Delivery.

Mediaproxy produces technology that plays a major role in ensuring material leaving playout systems meets technical compliance standards. Platforms such as LogServer are also able to analyze and correct any problems or faults in the distribution chain. To perform these tasks more quickly and efficiently, Mediaproxy recently added exception-based monitoring to LogServer's feature set. This uses IP penalty boxes that allow broadcasters and MSOs (multiple system operators) working at scale to deal with QC and compliance more efficiently.

Interactivity is also a major consideration for broadcasters and service providers, particularly because social media is how many people access video today. Outlets such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube have different, specific requirements for how material is prepared and Mediaproxy has incorporated dedicated tools for this into LogServer. These include features for cropping the image and altering the aspect ratio to make it better suited to mobile devices, in addition to the capability for inserting ad bumpers.

Tags: Mediaproxy | LogServer | CABSAT 2020 | IP Broadcast Solutions | Playout | Logging | Monitoring | Compliance | Analysis | OTT | SMPTE | CABSAT 2020
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At CABSAT 2020, Interra Systems Boosts Video Quality With Advanced QC, Monitoring, and Analysis Posted: 24/02/2020
At CABSAT 2020, Interra Systems Boosts Video Quality With Advanced QC, Monitoring, and Analysis

Interra Systems will at booth 303 at CABSAT 2020.

In today's highly competitive multiscreen market, service providers need to find ways to streamline content management, improve efficiencies, and provide exceptional audio-video quality on every device. At CABSAT 2020, Interra Systems will demonstrate the power of its world-class content quality control, monitoring, analysis, and classification solutions in delivering a superior quality of experience on every screen. Interra Systems' solutions increase service providers' flexibility through a software-based architecture that is deployable in the cloud and on-premises.

 

 

 

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GB Labs to feature Mosaic and CORE.4 Lite at CABSAT 2020 Posted: 19/02/2020
GB Labs to feature Mosaic and CORE.4 Lite at CABSAT 2020

CABSAT 2020, Dubai, 31 March - 2 April 2020, Stand G3-24: Leaders in intelligent storage solutions, GB Labs, will showcase its award-winning Mosaic automatic asset organiser and the new CORE.4 Lite operating system during CABSAT 2020 at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 31 March – 2 April.

The Mosaic asset organiser makes it far easier to quickly search for, retrieve, and view video assets. Mosaic automatically scans all inbuilt metadata and integrates it with AI tagging enabling the ability to store, catalogue and access assets with no need for manual intervention, making it a substantial time and money saver.

GB Labs new CORE.4 Lite operating system is a custom OS specifically designed to serve media files. Its high degree of speciality guarantees stable performance for every user, whether as workgroups or individuals, while maximising the efficiency of every disk.

A powerful new feature included with CORE.4 Lite is Analytics Centre, a dashboard that runs in the background of GB Labs intelligent storage devices and continuously analyses the network, providing complete visibility of exactly how, and by whom, data is being used.

GB Labs CEO-CTO Dominic Harland said, “Read/write speeds are usually compromised by a misconfigured network, which wastes resources. But configuration issues can be difficult to locate and resolve manually. Analytics Centre automatically analyses the read/write process through the network with specially designed algorithms that identifies, locates, and suggests how to resolve any issues, often before they occur, thereby eliminating the need for painstaking manual intervention.”

GB Labs will also demonstrate how its proprietary Dynamic Bandwidth Control identifies and selects high, medium, and low priority users to guarantee that the storage system automatically adjusts to operate at peak performance for all.

According to Harland, “Dynamic Bandwidth Control makes storage malleable to ensure it can flexibly respond to changes in usage priorities without breaking. This is unique to GB Labs and can be implemented whether storage is in use by one user or an entire workgroup.”

For backup and archiving, the exhibition stand workspaces will be coupled with GB Labs EasyLTO, an easy-to-use, cost-effective, all-in-one, high-speed solution.

Finally, the company will also discuss the success of recent GB Labs deployments to new customers including M for Media; Qatl Al Youm TV; Polimer TV; Craft; Kalvi TV; and Madha TV.

Tags: GB Labs | Media storage | CABSAT | CORE.4 Lite | OS | AI tagging | Mosaic | Analytics Centre | Dynamic Bandwidth Control | EasyLTO
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Calrec CABSAT 2020 Show Preview Posted: 13/02/2020
Calrec CABSAT 2020 Show Preview

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Type R

Calrec is showing its Type R modular, expandable, IP-based system at CABSAT. Type R makes use of standard networking technology and combines it with configurable soft panels that can be tailored to operator needs.

Type R’s physical control system consists of three slimline panels: a fader panel, a large soft panel and a small soft panel. Each is compatible with COTS hardware and powered over Ethernet to keep cabling to a minimum. At the heart of Type R is a simple 2U core with integrated I/O resources to get customers up and running immediately.

Calrec’s Brio console – immense power in a compact package

Calrec’s compact, high power Brio consoles are designed with versatility in mind to work across all different broadcast applications for everything from live sports to news and light entertainment. The Brio36 includes an impressive range of on board I/O so it’s operational straight out of the box. It also has full Hydra2 network compatibility and a sensitive price point that doesn’t reflect the full and rich broadcast feature set. The smaller Brio12 is only 484mm with standard trims and just 430mm with Calrec’s slim trim option.

Last year, Calrec upgraded the channel count for both the Brio36 and Brio12 with DSP expansion packs, bringing their channel counts from 64 to 96 inputs and 48 to 64 inputs, respectively.

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Argosy focuses on convenience, operational flexibility and environmental considerations at CABSAT 2020 Posted: 10/02/2020
Argosy focuses on convenience, operational flexibility and environmental considerations at CABSAT 2020

Argosy, a leading international supplier of broadcast and AV cables and infrastructure products, will provide support for the Middle East and North Africa media market at CABSAT 2020 (31 March – 2 April 2020, Dubai World Trade Centre, stand G3-201). By providing a one-stop shop for systems engineers and designers, Argosy supports them in building sophisticated solutions quickly, simply and cost-effectively.

Argosy specialises in every aspect of media infrastructure, from cables and connectors to active hardware devices such as network switches, fibre transport and KVM switches. At CABSAT it will showcase a range of its offerings, including its own manufactured patching and termination panels, equipment racks and tactical fibre and SMPTE camera cables. Plus products from some of the market leading manufacturers including: BES, Canare, Cliff Connectors, Ghielmetti, and Neutrik.

Experts from Austrian vendor kvm-tec will also be available on the Argosy stand, explaining how the latest generation of high-bandwidth, IP-connected KVM (keyboard, video and mouse) solutions can deliver secure connectivity with low latency while linking multiple workstations to multiple computers. Such solutions reduce clutter in operational areas by needing only one set of keyboard, mouse and monitor while instantly accessing multiple services. This also helps to reduce cost by eliminating multiple monitors which contributes significantly to an improvement in environmental performance.

“With the media world changing so rapidly, demanding more outputs and higher resolutions, we know our customers need to be able to rely on suppliers to ensure they have the right infrastructure hardware, now and for the future,” said Chris Smeeton, CEO of Argosy. “We have a strong and long standing presence in the Middle East, and our many customers know that we are much more than just cable stockists – we can help finalise the details of installations, ensuring that the system works first time and stays working.

“CABSAT is a great opportunity for us to talk to our client base in the region,” Smeeton added. “They know us as problem solvers, and we enjoy finding solutions for them that are reliable, practical and, in an atmosphere of increasing environmental concerns, as green as we can make them.”

For more information, visit Argosy at CABSAT on stand G3-201.

Tags: Argosy | media infrastructure | broadcast cables | AV cables | infrastructure products | CABSAT 2020 | Dubai | cost-effective | switches | fibre transport | KVM swithces | equipment racks kvm-tec | Chris Smeeton | flexibility | MKM Marketing Communications
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Reflection on BVE Posted: 15/03/2019
Reflection on BVE

As we complete another two tradeshows we thought why not take the time to reflect back on our experience of the BE Expo and Cabsat Dubai.

After our experience in 2018 of BVE we were sceptical about how successful the show would be for us. With the usual big names missing from the exhibitor line up who knew how it would affect footfall. Well, it quickly proved to be as popular a show as ever. We were greeted by many long term industry colleagues and saw the next generation of students and post-grads coming in hard and fast. Whilst they may not be working on a big project right now it’s always promising to see enthusiasm in the industry trends and one of them has to be the next big Hollywood DoP don’t they!

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Al Rayyan TV Builds Its Broadcast Future on Dalet Posted: 11/03/2019
Al Rayyan TV Builds Its Broadcast Future on Dalet
Dalet, a leading provider of solutions and services for media organizations and content professionals, today announced that the Al Rayyan TV Channel has centralized all of its media operations on the Dalet Galaxy five media platform. A subsidiary of the Al Rayyan Media and Marketing Company, Al Rayyan TV is known for its Qatari cultural programming, offering a range of in-house and locally produced entertainment, magazines and news-oriented shows. The enterprise-wide revamp of the technical infrastructure is part of the broadcaster’s move to its new state-of-the-art broadcast facility located in Souq Waqif, Doha. With Dalet Galaxy five underpinning the operation, the Al Rayyan TV team can seamlessly connect each stage of the workflow, managing content from the moment it arrives at the facility onto the production of programs to distribution over satellite, digital and social media channels from one platform. The fluid Dalet Galaxy five-driven workflow brings significant productivity gains to all aspects of the media operation, improving not only program time to air, but the overall quality of program packages with more time dedicated to content creation.
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UK companies get ready for a successful CABSAT 2019 Posted: 06/03/2019
UK companies get ready for a successful CABSAT 2019

More than 20 companies will be flying the flag for Great Britain and Northern Ireland showcasing the most innovative and must-have technologies and services at CABSAT 2019.

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Imagine Communications Demonstrates Practical Evolution Towards Advanced Technologies at CABSAT 2019 Posted: 06/03/2019
Imagine Communications Demonstrates Practical Evolution Towards Advanced Technologies at CABSAT 2019

Imagine Communications experts will be on hand at CABSAT 2019 (12 – 14 March, Dubai World Trade Center, stand D2-10) to demonstrate the latest practical solutions to key issues including playout, advertising monetization and the managed transition from traditional architectures to software-defined, IP-connected infrastructures. These proven solutions allow broadcasters and media companies in the MENA region to move forward without compromising existing investments.

Tags: Imagine Communications | MKM Marcomms | MKM Marketing Communications | CABSAT 2019 | Dubai | MENA | migration strategies | flexibility | IP-ready | playout | advertising monetization | proven solutions | Anas Hantash | cloud-ready | Versio | Selenio Network Processor | CABSAT 2019 | CABSAT 2019
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Pixel Power strengthens Dubai office Posted: 04/03/2019
Pixel Power strengthens Dubai office

Pixel Power today announced the strengthening of its international sales team with the appointment of Mark Barkey to the role of Regional Sales Manager. He will be based in the Dubai office in Media City and will be responsible for the Middle East and North Africa regions.

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IPE will feature advanced display, control, and power management at CABSAT 2019 Posted: 01/03/2019
IPE will feature advanced display, control, and power management at CABSAT 2019

IPE today announced that it will be at CABSAT 2019 showcasing its EMU3 Mark II intelligent power management system on the Argosy Stand F2-30 and the Information Display System (IDS) will feature as an integral part of an IP workflow with The Telos Alliance and AVC in the Novotel World Trade Centre.

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