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PPTV Thailand Boosts Playout Capabilities with Imagine Communications Versio Modular Playout Platform Posted: 14/07/2021
PPTV Thailand Boosts Playout Capabilities with Imagine Communications Versio Modular Playout Platform

Imagine Communications has upgraded PPTV Thailand’s existing playout facility in Bangkok with a powerful, turnkey system built on its widely deployed Versio™ modular playout platform. Hosting Imagine’s field-proven ADC™ automation, graphics, master control and media asset management capabilities, the fully redundant 1+1 playout system is the perfect choice for a major broadcaster like PPTV looking to ensure on-air availability and security, while maximizing operational workflows and efficiencies.

Tags: Imagine Communications | PPTV Thailand | playout | Versio | MKM Marcomms | MKM Marketing Communications | asset management | COTS | Bangkok | turnkey system | ADC | automation | Bundit Khamnueng | Mathias Eckert | broadcaster | security | on-air | virtual platform
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Rascular Announces Ross MC1 Channel Branding and Master Control Switcher Helm Control Integration Posted: 26/03/2020
Rascular Announces Ross MC1 Channel Branding and Master Control Switcher Helm Control Integration

Rascular, designers of software-based powerful, customisable control and monitoring applications for third-party, professional video technologies, has today announced the availability of comprehensive software control of Ross’ MC1 family of Channel Branding and Master Control Switchers via its flagship control and monitoring system Helm.

Responding to considerable customer interest, Rascular, using Ross’ powerful and flexible openGear® protocol, can now provide user-defined panel control of Ross’ widely deployed MC1 family. This is a significant addition to Helm’s already extensive third-party technology control capabilities. Helm can access not only a wide range of on-air control functionality – keyers, squeezeback transitions, logos, voiceovers and so on – but also configuration and monitoring information. Users can easily design their own panels, using simple dropdown menus, containing only the functionality they require.

 

 

 

Tags: Rascular | Ross | control | monitoring | MC1 | Helm | on-air control
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Channel 5 Simplifies Workflows with Single-Point Infrastructure Posted: 25/11/2019
Channel 5 Simplifies Workflows with Single-Point Infrastructure

Channel 5, based in St. Petersburg, Russia, has dramatically rationalised its core technology by updating to a Platinum™IP3 router from Imagine Communications for its MCR and playout. The remarkable design of the Platinum IP3 incorporates much of the video and audio infrastructure, eliminating a large number of outboard devices from multiple vendors, simplifying cabling and reducing power consumption, as well as making workflows more coherent and transparent.

Channel 5 was already using an Imagine Platinum router, but continually increasing operational demands called for more inputs and outputs. Channel 5 took the opportunity to rationalise its infrastructure by bringing much more functionality into the new, expanded router, eliminating the need for external third-party devices.

“We knew that the newest models of Platinum router, like the IP3, can host a huge amount of functionality within the frame, making system architecture much more logical,” said Sergei Volhin, technical director of Channel 5. “It meant we could do away with a lot of other equipment, making the installation neater and easier to understand. The new Platinum IP3 reduces the cost and complexity, maximises on-air security, and gives us the capability to quickly set up workflows and expand the I/O as our needs develop.”

The new 28RU Platinum IP3 router was specified, configured and installed by Imagine’s channel partner, MediaProject. The IP3 is highly scalable, and in its initial implementation, it provides for 576 x 1024 video I/O in SD and HD, with fully redundant routing and both copper and fibre interfaces. The router also supports 64 TDM audio slots, each carrying up to 128 audio channels.

As well as the highly resilient switching, the Platinum IP3 also offers video and audio processing which in other systems would require large numbers of third-party devices — each consuming power, cooling and rack space. At Channel 5, all the multiviewer displays in the playout and master control area are driven by router-integrated Platinum SX Pro multiviewer cards — enabling a real saving in outboard processors and ensuring faster and more secure operation. The router also integrates audio embedding and de-embedding with full level control and channel shuffling and extensive video processing.

“Every broadcaster wants a core infrastructure that is going to be absolutely secure and resilient, but is also compact, convenient and clear,” said Mathias Eckert, SVP & GM EMEA/APAC, Playout & Networking, at Imagine Communications. “The fundamental design of the Platinum IP3 router allows us to configure very complex signal management, processing and monitoring in the same device, so a single command can fire multiple actions without the need to set each parameter. That makes for very secure operations, even in complex workflows.

“The result is that — as Channel 5 identified — the Platinum IP3 is a complete solution, and one which reduces cost while enhancing resilience,” Eckert added. “And, when the time comes, it can be expanded to encompass IP switching alongside SDI and digital audio, providing long-term security.”

The router project was installed and commissioned by MediaProject during summer 2019.

For more information about Imagine Communications’ products and solutions, please visit https://www.imaginecommunications.com.

 

 

 

Tags: Imagine Communications | Channel 5 Russia | Platinum IP3 router | MCR | Playout | Sergei Volhin | reduce costs | maximise on-air security | MediaProject | highly scalable | Mathias Eckert | enhance resilience | MKM Marcomms | MKM Marketing Communications
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Bannister Lake Complements Broadcast Election Data Solutions With Sophisticated Online and Mobile Capabilities Posted: 16/08/2019
Bannister Lake Complements Broadcast Election Data Solutions With Sophisticated Online and Mobile Capabilities

With both Canada and the United States gearing up for national elections, Bannister Lake is now offering media organizations innovative web-based solutions to complement and augment their on-air presentations and dramatically expand election coverage. Bannister Lake HTML5-based web widgets use multiple static and real-time data sources to provide online and mobile audiences with easy-to-navigate, map-based visualizations to dig deeper into contextual election data. As broadcast audiences continue to drift online, the solution provides broadcasters with an opportunity to retain audiences with dynamic election graphics synchronized with their on-air presentations.

Tags: Bannister Lake | Broadcast Election Data | Web Widgets | Synchronized On-Air Election Data
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Mediaproxy boosts its sales and support operation with appointment of Rajesh Patel Posted: 10/06/2019
Mediaproxy boosts its sales and support operation with appointment of Rajesh Patel

Mediaproxy, the leading provider in software-based broadcast and IP Monitoring, Analysis and Compliance has appointed Rajesh Patel as its new Vice President of Sales and Solutions for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Patel most recently managed the reseller, VAR, OEM and systems integration channel for the Mediaproxy range at Polar Graphics, where he gained an in-depth knowledge and understanding of both the product range and the needs of end-users.

Tags: Mediaproxy | Rajesh Patel | Broadcast Appointment | LogServer | Broadcast Compliance | Broadcast Analysis | Broadcast Monitoring | Multiviewer | On-Air Incidents | Closed Captioning | DVB Subtitling | SCTE-35 | SCTE-104
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Reality Check Systems Powers Super Bowl XLVIII Live Coverage Posted: 30/01/2014
Reality Check Systems Powers Super Bowl XLVIII Live Coverage As Super Bowl XLVIII coverage kicks off this week, customized technology solutions and dynamic on-air graphics packages from Reality Check Systems (RCS) are in play for the 8th consecutive year across major networks such as NFL Network, ESPN and DirecTV. 24 RCS Bullet custom hardware/software mobile graphics systems, including a Twitter Bullet module, to incorporate live Tweets into broadcast graphics, are currently in the field and will remain in use until the completion of the game. Several Super Bowl-related broadcasts, including NFL Networks live international feed of the game, will also feature graphics packages built and powered by RCS in-house team.

Tags: Reality Check Systems | RCS | Super Bowl | NFL | NFL Network | ESPN | DirecTV | Bullet | Sports | Broadcasting | Sports Broadcasting | Broadcast | Graphics | Graphics Packages | On-Air Graphics | Hardware | Hardware Solutions
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24 TV Turkey Studios Come to Life with Orads PowerWall Video Wall Technology Posted: 19/11/2012
24 TV Turkey Studios Come to Life with Orads PowerWall Video Wall Technology

TV Turkey chose Orads on-air graphics and studio solutions to create two news studios. With Orads solutions, 24 TV can provide the illusion of a large studio environment where the presenter can use every square inch to present the news show. Following the vision of 24 TV Executive Editor and respected anchorman Mr. Yigit Bulut, its choice of a complex, multi-display LED wall-based design was an easy pick thanks to Orads PowerWall enterprise broadcast graphic solution.

Tags: Graphics | On-Air Graphics | PowerWall | Orad | Broadcast | Production | Newsroom | Workflow
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Leading US Broadcasters Chose Orad for Their Presidential Election Coverage Posted: 07/11/2012
Leading US Broadcasters Chose Orad for Their Presidential Election Coverage

Orad, a leading developer, marketer and distributor of state-of-the-art 3D real-time graphics, video servers, and MAM solutions for the broadcasting markets, announced today that is was chosen by four leading American broadcasters to cover the 2012 US Presidential Elections.
 
Orad has become the global leader in election coverage, having covered most of the worlds major electoral events in 2012. Our powerful and reliable augmented reality, on-air and interactive graphics and studio solutions enable leading broadcasters to captivate their viewers and score big on ratings, Avi Sharir, CEO and president of Orad.
 
Orad enabled US broadcasters to display large quantities of complex election data accurately and in real time. By incorporating compelling 3D charts, graphics and powerful virtual images of the White House and more, broadcasters were able to better tell their stories and keep viewers locked on their channels. Orads broadcast solutions will also be used after the elections to help political analysts define the impact of the electoral results.
 
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Tags: On-Air Graphics | 3D | Augmented Reality | MAM Solutions | Video Servers | Election Coverage | Broadcast
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Orads Election Production Solutions Are a Ratings Winner with Rustavi2 Posted: 22/10/2012
Orads Election Production Solutions Are a Ratings Winner with Rustavi2

Rustavi2, Georgias leading private broadcaster, employed Orads powerful augmented reality, tracking, and on-air graphic systems to broadcast recent Georgian elections. With Orads solutions we were able to raise the production bar and offer our large audience up-to-the-moment, comprehensive election coverage, stated George Kumsiashvili, Rustavi2s technical director. Orad lets us display large quantities of complex election data accurately and in real time. Thanks to the companys 3D graphics capabilities, the overall look of the broadcast was enhanced significantly, grabbing viewers attention with image-rich information.

Tags: On-Air Graphics | Interactive | Augmented Reality | Virtual Studio | Broadcast | Newsroom | Production | Servers | Graphic Solutions | Election | Georgia | Orad
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New Canal Plus Sports Program Video Wall Powered by Orad PowerWall Posted: 20/09/2012
New Canal+ Sports Program Video Wall Powered by Orad PowerWall

Orad announced today that Canal+, Frances leading sports broadcaster, is utilizing the Orad PowerWall solution to create video wall graphics in HD for its new sports program, Grande Soir©e du Samedi. Broadcasted weekly, Grande Soir©e du Samedi combines elements from popular Canal+ sports shows, Jour de Foot and Jour de Rugby, offering viewers highlights of the weeks most powerful sporting event moments across France as well as major European leagues. Thanks to the Orad PowerWall, content from the highlights is displayed on the Canal+ Studio video wall in stunning HD resolution. Luke Pannier, internal production manager for sports at Canal+, declares: We are very happy with Orads PowerWall solution as it takes its full dimension in Canal+ sports broadcasts.
 

Tags: on-air graphics | servers | solutions | broadcast | Canal | sports | production | workflow
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New Orad iFind MAM Solution Expands Graphics, Audio and Production Workflow Design Capabilities Posted: 04/09/2012
New Orad iFind MAM Solution Expands Graphics, Audio and Production Workflow Design Capabilities

Orad will unveil the latest version of its iFind MAM solution at IBC 2012 (stand 7.B27). The newly enhanced iFind media asset management solution offers key advancements in three core areas: production workflow design, graphics management and audio waveform analysis.
 

Tags: On-Air Graphics | Server Solutions | Broadcast | Production | Workflow | MAM | Media Asset Management | IBC 2012 | IBC 2012
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BHV Broadcasts Award-Winning IBC Line-up Includes Battery Replacement System, Wireless On-Air Indicator, Format Convertors and amp; Miniature Switcher Posted: 30/08/2012
BHV Broadcasts Award-Winning IBC Line-up Includes Battery Replacement System, Wireless On-Air Indicator, Format Convertors and amp; Miniature Switcher

Owslebury, UK   BHV Broadcast, manufacturer of compact, cost-effective equipment for live and post-production, will return to IBC 2012 with a complement of products that have been acknowledged with awards for innovation.  The Company will show an upgraded model of its Video Ghost phantom power system, an enhanced version of the TallyHo! wireless on-air indicator for vision switchers, the 3-input Callisto Micro miniature SDI switcher, the Proteus rate converter, and Syntax up converter.

Tags: BHV Broadcast | IBC 2012 | Battery Replacement System | Wireless On-Air Indicator | Format Convertors & Miniature Switcher | IBC 2012 | IBC 2012
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Torneos y Competencias Broadcasted the 2012 Olympics with Orads Virtual Studio and Graphics Posted: 13/08/2012
Torneos y Competencias Broadcasted the 2012 Olympics with Orads Virtual Studio and Graphics

Argentinas Torneos y Competencias (TyC) relied on Orads ProSet virtual studio and 3DPlay controller for its Olympic productions. DirectTV, the official broadcaster of the Olympic Games in Latin America, broadcasted Torneos y Competencias production to its six Olympics-dedicated HD/SD channels.

Tags: broadcast | Olympics | production | workflow | servers | solutions | on-air graphics
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Orads Next Generation PowerWall Presented at IBC2012 (booth 7.B27) Posted: 08/08/2012
Orads Next Generation PowerWall Presented at IBC2012 (booth 7.B27)

This IBC, Orad will showcase its new PowerWall solution, a turnkey system for video wall productions. Based on the new Orad HDVG4 platform, PowerWall provides a synchronized 8k 1080p / 16k 1080i resolution output from a single box. This single PowerWall unit can output up to eight genlocked 3G or 16 HD SDI signals that can be tiled across the video wall according to the size and shape required.

Tags: IBC | PowerWall | Orad | Server Solutions | Video Production | On-Air Graphics | broadcast | workflow | IBC 2012 | IBC 2012
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Televisi de Catalunya Facilitates Channel Branding with Orad 3DPlay Posted: 27/07/2012
Televisi de Catalunya Facilitates Channel Branding with Orad 3DPlay

The regional Televisi de Catalunya (TVC) channel has implemented Orads 3DPlay solution to facilitate production of on-air channel branding. Orad 3DPlay efficiently renders clips, offering real-time graphics production and broadcast.
 

Tags: On-Air Graphics | 3D | Broadcast | Workflow | Servers | Solutions | Production | Newsroom
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