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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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Intinor showcases Direkt link at Broadcast India 2019 Posted: 11/10/2019
Intinor showcases Direkt link at Broadcast India 2019

Intinor, Sweden’s leading developer of products and solutions for high-quality video over internet will, with its partner Rahul Commerce, feature Direkt link at Broadcast India on Stand F610.

Intinor CEO Roland Axelsson said, “Direkt link has enormous potential, not only in terms of power and flexibility, but also because it is extremely easy to use and very robust, thanks to an ingenious construction that includes a minimum of moving parts.

Tags: Intinor | Broadcast India | Direkt Link | video over internet | Rahul Commerce | streaming | receivers | cable tv | Master control rooms | VLC | Router panel | Video mixer | IP | IP Workflows | switching | API
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Intinor to feature Direkt link range at NAB Show New York 2019 Posted: 10/10/2019
Intinor to feature Direkt link range at NAB Show New York 2019

Intinor, Sweden’s leading developer of products and solutions for high quality video over internet, will feature its Direkt link range at NAB Show New York 2019 at the Jacob Javits Center from 16-17 October.

Sharing Booth N447 with its North American distribution partner, JB&A, Intinor’s Direkt link can send video streams to multiple receivers, including Intinor’s own. It is specifically designed for use by cable TV; master control rooms; streaming servers for web TV; PCs running VLC; and receivers from other manufacturers.

Tags: Intinor | JB & A | NAB New York | Direkt Link | video over internet | streaming | receivers | Cable | Master control | VLC | Router panel | Video Mixer | IP | API | Direkt Router | Direkt router lite | compression | NDI | low latency | BRT | Bifrost rekiable transport
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Black News Channel Debuts Culturally Specific News Network in Partnership With PESA to Deliver 24 7 News Across the Globe Posted: 07/10/2019
Black News Channel Debuts Culturally Specific News Network in Partnership With PESA to Deliver 24 7 News Across the Globe

Black News Channel (BNC), the nation's only 24/7 African American news channel, has partnered with PESA, a leading U.S. designer and manufacturer of professional video and audio distribution systems, to ensure reliable news programming as BNC rolls out its news service on Nov. 15 to an estimated 33 million cable TV and satellite households in the top African American TV markets.

Tags: Black News Channel | PESA | Cheetah router | BNC | AV distribution | African American TV
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ESL chooses Intinor for flagship esports events Posted: 11/09/2019
ESL chooses Intinor for flagship esports events

Stand 14.D10, IBC 2019, RAI, Amsterdam — Intinor Technology, Sweden’s leading developer of products and solutions for high quality video over IP networks, has announced that ESL, the world's largest esports company, has deployed a combination of Intinor’s Direkt router, Direkt router lite, and Direkt receiver units to cover its linear broadcasting needs.

Tags: Intinor | IP | ESL | esports | Direkt router lite | Direkt router | Direkt reciever | linear broadcasting | SDI | Bifrost Reliable Transport | IBC | RTP | HLS | RTMP | SRT | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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The Philippines Cignal TV Expands Playout Capabilities with Imagine Communications Posted: 22/08/2019
The Philippines Cignal TV Expands Playout Capabilities with Imagine Communications
Cignal TV, the leading satellite broadcaster in the Philippines, has expanded its playout capacity using the fully integrated Versio™ modular playout solution from Imagine Communications. Cignal TV broadcasts premium content on both television and radio to more than two million subscribers across the country. To meet the expectations of its audience, Cignal TV continually adds high-quality content and channels. The new playout system gives the broadcaster increased scalability and speed to market with a future-proofed, software-based solution.
Tags: Imagine Communications | Cignal TV | Philippines | playout | resilience | functionality | IP connectivity | Versio | scalability | Benedict V Galang | Composite Technology Inc. | Platinum VX router | Nexio Motion | Mathias Eckert | MKM Marketing Communications
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Intinor Direkt encoders with Bifrost Reliable Transport enable Lagardere Sports Posted: 15/07/2019
Intinor Direkt encoders with Bifrost Reliable Transport enable Lagard and egrave;re Sports

Intinor Technology, Sweden’s leading developer of products and solutions for high quality video over IP networks, has announced the sale and implementation of its Direkt encoders to Lagardère Sports, a leading global sports marketing agency.

Tags: Intinor | Direkt | Bitforst Reliable Transport | IP networks | IP | Lagardere Sports | Direkt Link Encoders | streaming | Direkt Technology | routers | recievers
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RASCULAR IBC 2019 PREVIEW Posted: 12/07/2019
RASCULAR IBC 2019 PREVIEW
Stand no: 6.C19
 
Think Control, Think Rascular
 
Rascular is a software design company that creates precision control applications for third-party, professional video technologies. We work across the broadcast, streaming and A/V sectors. Bespoke or off-the-shelf, our applications work across SDI and IP technologies, including Newtek’s NDI® protocol, providing template-based or user-defined panels that allow access to any and all functionality required, giving users the precision control they need, even in extremis.
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Intinor to launch new Direkt link router panel, video mixer and tower at IBC 2019 Posted: 09/07/2019
Intinor to launch new Direkt link router panel, video mixer and tower at IBC 2019

Intinor Technology, Sweden’s leading developer of products and solutions for high quality video over IP networks, will launch a newly combined router panel and video mixer for the highly portable Direkt link remote production backpack at IBC 2019.

Tags: Intinor | IP networks | router | video mixer | Direkt Link | remote production | IBC | video switching & mixing | GFX-overlays | PiP | streaming | recievers | cable TV | control rooms | DTV | OTT | VLC | NDI | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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Imagine Communications Ensures Business Continuity at Sharjah Broadcasting Authority with New Disaster Recovery Centre Posted: 02/05/2019
Imagine Communications Ensures Business Continuity at Sharjah Broadcasting Authority with New Disaster Recovery Centre

Imagine Communications has implemented a disaster recovery solution for Sharjah Broadcasting Authority (SBA, formerly known as Sharjah Media Corporation) at its backup center in Al Thaid, UAE, using software-defined technology in a primarily IP-connected environment. The hybrid disaster recovery site will provide full cover for SBA’s four television channels, which are delivered by a primary playout system also implemented by Imagine.

Tags: Imagine Communications | Sharjah Broadcasting Authority | SBA | disaster recovery | hybrid backup | Sharjah Media Corporation | Al Thaid | UAE | Aisha Alzareef | Anas Hantash | business continuity | Versio | Platinum VX router | Selenio MCP | EPIC MV | MKM Marcomms
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Intinor multiple Direkt Router sale to Plazamedia Posted: 29/03/2019
Intinor and rsquo;s multiple Direkt Router sale to Plazamedia

Intinor Technology, Sweden’s leading developer of products and solutions for high-quality video over IP networks, has announced the sale of three Intinor Direkt Routers to Plazamedia, a leading live sports production house in Munich.

Tags: Intinor | Direkt Router | Plazamedia | Intinor Technology | IP Newtorks | sports production | eSports | IP-Stream | Orchestration | Direct Link Rack+ | encoder | streaming | BRT | Bitfrost Reliable Transport | NDI | NAB | NDI Central Pavillion | contribution | distribution | NAB 2019 | NAB 2019
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Intinor launches Direkt Router lite at NAB 2019 Posted: 22/03/2019
Intinor launches Direkt Router lite at NAB 2019

Intinor Technology, Sweden’s leading developer of products and solutions for high quality video over IP networks, has announced that it will launch Direkt Router lite, the world’s smallest, most-robust streaming router at NAB Show 2019 in Las Vegas from 9-11 April.

Tags: Intinor | Direkt Router | NAB | IP | Streaming | NewTek | NDI | redistribution | compression | encoder | network transport protocols | UDP TCP | low latency | Bitfrost Reliable Transport | BRT | REST | REpresentinal State transfer | API | HDI | NDI | RTMP | Realtime Transcoding | NAB 2019 | NAB 2019
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TVU Networks solutions deployed to enhance RTVE coverage of Dakar Rally 2019 Posted: 15/03/2019
TVU Networks solutions deployed to enhance RTVE coverage of Dakar Rally 2019

TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP video solutions, today announces that the Spanish public broadcaster RTVE deployed TVU Nano Router and TVU Anywhere to contribute SDI video over wireless networks from the remote and difficult conditions of the Dakar Rally in Latin America live to the RTVE studio in Barcelona. The Dakar Rally is a renowned off-road rally endurance race that has been going on for more than 40 years.

Tags: TVU Networks | Dakar Rally | TVU Nano Router | TVU Anywhere
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CABSAT 2019: FOR-A Continues Push Toward 12G- and IP-Enabled Tech for Live Production Posted: 06/02/2019
CABSAT 2019: FOR-A Continues Push Toward 12G- and IP-Enabled Tech for Live Production

FOR-A will continue to demonstrate its commitment to 12G- and IP-enabled technology during the company’s ninth consecutive appearance at CABSAT, being held March 12-14 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The company is developing IP interfaces and remote-control capability via standard protocols for the 12G products for its existing 3G/HD product line. FOR-A will exhibit in booth C1-20 during the conference.

Tags: FOR-A | CABSAT | 12G | 8K | IPTV | switchers | routers | graphics | replaysystems | CABSAT 2019 | CABSAT 2019
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Alpha TV Migrates to HD with Imagine Communications Posted: 11/12/2018
Alpha TV Migrates to HD with Imagine Communications

Imagine Communications has implemented a new multichannel playout centre for Alpha TV in Athens. This new installation gives Alpha TV the ability to meet its viewers’ demand for HD on all channels, and builds a platform for future growth plans. It also ensures business continuity by providing full redundancy, eliminating the risk of any channel going off air.

Tags: Imagine Communications | Alpha TV | highly resilient | Athens | AmyDV | Greece | Antonis Stantzos | reliable architecture | cost-effective | ADC playout | Nexio server | Platinum MX router | Mathias Eckert | MKM Marcomms | MKM Marketing Communications
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