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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.

 

 

 

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Imagine Communications Demonstrates Proven Dynamic Ad Insertion, Playout and Live Production Solutions at BroadcastAsia 2019 Posted: 14/06/2019
Imagine Communications Demonstrates Proven Dynamic Ad Insertion, Playout and Live Production Solutions at BroadcastAsia 2019

Imagine Communications will demonstrate its latest solutions for dynamic advertising, media architectures and the IP transition at BroadcastAsia 2019 (18 – 20 June, Suntec Singapore, stand number 4C2-04). Experts from Imagine’s extensive team in the Asia Pacific region will be joined by subject leaders to provide in-depth support for businesses looking for migration strategies that allow them to advance their technological platforms to next-generation architecture and business models. This approach enables media companies to shape their transition to an IP-connected, software-defined future at their own pace.

Tags: Imagine Communications | BroadcastAsia | dynamic advertising | media architecture | IP transition | subject leaders | own pace | Jason Cheng | Broadcast Master suite | Targeted Delivery solutions | flexibility | scalable | COTS hardware | Brick Ecksten | MKM Marcomms
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Beeline Chooses Broadpeak Solutions for TV Everywhere Service Posted: 19/12/2018
Beeline Chooses Broadpeak Solutions for TV Everywhere Service
Broadpeak®, a leading provider of content delivery network (CDN) and video streaming solutions for content providers and pay-TV operators worldwide, today announced that Beeline, one of the largest telecom operators in Russia, has selected Broadpeak to power its Beeline TV service. Using high-capacity CDN solutions from Broadpeak, Beeline can deliver high-quality live, VOD, catch-up and start-over TV content to a wide range of subscribers, through their set-top boxes, smart TVs, mobile devices and the internet. Broadpeak's video delivery solutions are completely software-based and highly scalable, making it easy for Beeline to accommodate traffic growth and deliver a high quality of experience (QoE) to subscribers.
Tags: Beeline | Broadpeak Solutions | TV Everywhere Service | Scalable | Software-Based | Bandwidth-Efficient | Broadpeak | CDN Solutions | Content Delivery | QoE
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Broadpeak, Inca Networks, and Espial Enable Scalable IP Video Delivery for Hiawatha Broadband Communications Posted: 18/10/2018
Broadpeak, Inca Networks, and Espial Enable Scalable IP Video Delivery for Hiawatha Broadband Communications
Broadpeak®, a leading provider of content delivery network (CDN) and video streaming solutions for content providers and pay-TV operators worldwide, and Inca Networks, the leader of intelligent video delivery providing carrier-grade video delivery solutions with a world-class user experience, today announced that they have partnered to provide Minnesota-based internet service provider Hiawatha Broadband Communications (HBC) with a reliable and scalable IP video delivery solution. The subscriber management and user experiences are powered by Espial's Elevate Cloud IPTV platform, which is a TV-as-a-service solution that enables HBC to offer IPTV and app-based TV services to its customers. AMT served as the reseller on the project, ensuring a quick and seamless deployment.
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Crawford Media Services Builds Media Digitization and Preservation Services on Quantum Lattus Object Storage Posted: 09/03/2017
Crawford Media Services Builds Media Digitization and Preservation Services on Quantum Lattus Object Storage
Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced that Atlanta-based Crawford Media Services is using Lattus(R) object storage to build a content repository that supports mass migration of its clients' legacy content to digital formats and provides ongoing media storage and management. Designed to hold an initial 1.2 petabytes of archived assets as well as content ingested during new projects, the system gives Crawford Media a sophisticated storage infrastructure that cost-effectively accommodates ongoing expansion of the company's services and customer base.
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Blonder Tongue Enables Superior Video-Over-IP Distribution With STEP Posted: 25/02/2015
Blonder Tongue Enables Superior Video-Over-IP Distribution With STEP

At the 2015 NAB Show, booth SU6524, Blonder Tongue Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE MKT:BDR) will launch a new Scalable Transcoder-Encoder Platform (STEP) that offers broadcasters a flexible, scalable, and cost-effective approach to video-over-IP distribution. Blonder Tongue's STEP is capable of performing high-quality HD/SD MPEG-2 or H.264 encoding; HD/SD MPEG-2 to H.264 and H.264 to MPEG-2 transcoding; HD to SD downscaling; and creating adaptive bit rate live profiles supporting popular HTTP streaming protocols such as HLS, HDS, and IIS, making it the ideal solution for operators to deliver multiscreen video and migrate to a next-generation video network architecture.

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Cambridge Imaging Systems brings flagship MAM and publishing solutions to Broadcast Asia 2014 Posted: 07/05/2014
Cambridge Imaging Systems brings flagship MAM and publishing solutions to Broadcast Asia 2014

At Broadcast Asia 2014 Cambridge Imaging Systems will present its world class cloud-based and software-based media management and publishing solutions, together with details of partnerships with key organisations that will help clients to build scalable, secure end-to-end workflows. The company will discuss these partnerships and present demonstrations of its Imagen and ImagenCloud systems at Broadcast Asia 2014 on Stand 5E2-05.

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Cambridge Imaging Systems and Object Matrix offer a winning combination for production and preservation projects Posted: 17/02/2014
Cambridge Imaging Systems and Object Matrix offer a winning combination for production and preservation projects

 - 20% discount on joint MAM and storage solution orders placed at BVE 2014 -

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EDITSHARE BECOMES AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE TELETON FOUNDATION Posted: 03/09/2013
EDITSHARE BECOMES AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE TELETON FOUNDATION

EditShare® (http://www.editshare.com), the technology leader in shared media storage and end-to-end tapeless workflow solutions, announced today that Mexicos Teleton foundation (http://teleton.org/) has upgraded its production center with EditShares high-performance XStream shared storage (more info) platform with integrated Flow asset management (more info). The new installation also features EditShare Ark Tape (more info) with a 48-slot LTO-6 tape library to better manage the foundations existing massive content library. 

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OBJECT MATRIX ADDS SPEED AND STRENGTH TO FILE-BASED WORKFLOWS Posted: 27/02/2013
OBJECT MATRIX ADDS SPEED AND STRENGTH TO FILE-BASED WORKFLOWS

Object Matrix, trusted developer of nearline archive systems today announces that it has introduced the option of 10GigE interfaces across its MatrixStore Enterprise product line, new pricing structures and an update to its Avid archive solutions.

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TV EVERYWHERE LINKS UP WITH OBJECT MATRIX FOR DIGITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT SOLUTION Posted: 05/02/2013
TV EVERYWHERE LINKS UP WITH OBJECT MATRIX FOR DIGITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT SOLUTION

TV Everywhere has announced a tie up with nearline storage experts Object Matrix to deliver scalable local cloud media management solutions.

The partnership sees TV Everywheres Mstorer media asset management system integrated with Object Matrixs MatrixStore media storage system to enable a local cloud solution for customers who wish to keep some or all of their assets in-house on the corporate network.

Were clearly moving to a world where keeping assets in the cloud is becoming more and more acceptable, comments TV Everywhere CEO, Iolo Jones. But for very large files being used in the asset production process, it still makes much more sense to keep these local until the production is complete. This is where Object Matrix comes in. They have proven, highly scalable storage solutions that can cope with the massive growth brought about by Big Data.

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Premium Channel M6 Chooses MatrixStore to Protect Production Assets Posted: 07/11/2012
Premium Channel M6 Chooses MatrixStore to Protect Production Assets

Object Matrix today announces that M6 (RTL Group - Bertelsmann), the commercial French national broadcaster, has chosen MatrixStore from Object Matrix to be an integral part of their file based workflows.

M6 Group has recently renewed its internal infrastructure for its post-production entities C-Productions and Studio 89. M6 was particularly attracted to an Object Matrix solution based on the need to implement a secure and performant storage platform: "As part of the overall reorganisation of our post-production units, we wanted to update our storage platform and processes. M6 previously faced problems managing the growing volume of files, laboriously backing up content to tape or performing manual backups to unsecure hard drives. Taking the advice of our systems integrator, we modestly increased our Avid Unity ISIS production storage and focused on implementing a storage tier that could alleviate the burden on the production storage by providing a secure parking repository " stated Mathias Bejanin, Director Engineering and Maintenance M6.

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Object Matrix appoints 8 new resellers in Europe and the Americas Posted: 25/10/2012
Object Matrix appoints 8 new resellers in Europe and the Americas

Object Matrix, the leading developer of resilient nearline archive solutions for video workflows, today announces the addition of reseller partners with the appointment of several new partners across Europe, South and North America.

 Following another very successful IBC show in Amsterdam which saw the launch of the MatrixStore Quattro, Object Matrix is being targeted by both resellers and end users looking for proven, cost effective nearline solutions for their file based workflows.

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SVC4QoE Project Combines Scalable Video Coding and Quality of Experience Technologies for Robust Mobile Performance Over DVB-T2 Posted: 26/04/2012
SVC4QoE Project Combines Scalable Video Coding and Quality of Experience Technologies for Robust Mobile Performance Over DVB-T2
The SVC4QoE consortium has successfully concluded a project that demonstrates the potential of combined Scalable Video Coding (SVC) and Quality of Experience (QoE) technologies to improve mobile multimedia services while reducing broadcasters capital and operational costs. In the projects final phase, SVC4QoE conducted field trials in the Rennes area over an experimental DVB-T2 network, validating the theoretical concepts and gathering operational data.
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Miranda Integrates Traditional and File-Based Playout with iTX Master Control Posted: 16/04/2012
Miranda Integrates Traditional and File-Based Playout with iTX Master Control

Miranda Technologies Inc. (TSX: MT), a global provider of integrated solutions for production, playout and delivery systems for television broadcasters and multi-system operators, today announced the introduction of iTX Master Control (iTX MC), which combines the best of traditional master control functionality with scalable, modern, integrated playout technology.

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