Channel in a Box Neo


Channel in a Box Neo

Playbox Technology TV Channel in a Box is a turnkey playout server solution for broadcasting a single TV channel and available in SD, HD and 4K. It integrates all the elements needed to keep a channel on-air by combining scheduling, ingest, playout, CG and interactive graphics within one box. The output can be SDI or IP streaming and suitable for applications including broadcast TV, internet TV, cable TV etc.

AirBox Neo


Channel in a Box Neo is an all-in-one bundle which includes Playout, Graphics, Ingest and Scheduling. It incorporates all the elements needed to keep a channel on-air by combining automation, playout and interactive graphics.


Universal Playout & Streaming Automation



Powerful Interactive ON-AIR Graphics Generator



Simultaneous Ingest of Multiple Channels



Programme Scheduling and Playlist Creation





MPEG2, DV, HDV, WMV/VC-1, MPEG1, MPEG4, AVC/H.264, DVC Pro, JPEG 2000,
AVC-Intra, Apple ProRes 422, DVCPro50, DVCPro HD, HAVC/H.265
Format (2K) 2048 x 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50*, 59.94*, 60* • (2K) 2048 x 1080PsF 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30 • (HD) 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60 • (HD) 1080PsF 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30 • (HD) 1080i 50, 59.94 • (HD) 720P 50, 59.94, 60 • (SD) 625i 50 • (SD) 525i 59.94 *SMPTE ST 2110 only 
Bitrate   1 – 15 Mbit/sec in MPEG2 MP@ML • 10 – 50 Mbit/sec in MPEG2 422P@ML 1 – 80 Mbit/sec in MPEG2 MP@HL • 25 Mbit/sec with HDV and DV up to 80Mbit/s MPEG2 HD HP@HL • up to 40Mbit/s AVC/H.264 Baseline/Main up to 80Mbit/s AVC/H.264 Main/High • class 50 and 100 AVC-Intra
Color sampling4:2:0 – MPEG2 Main Profile (incl. HDV), 4:2:2 – MPEG2 4:2:2 Profile 4:2:0 / 4:1:1 – DV 25 Mbit/sec, 4:2:0 – WMV and AVC 4:2:2 – Apple ProRes, 4:2:0 – AVC – Intra
Compression: MPEG audio Layer 1 or 2, AAC audio, Uncompressed PCM, Windows Media Audio, Dolby Digital (AC3)
Bitrate 64-384 Kbit/sec
Sampling 48 kHZ
Media File Formats MPG or M2P – Program Streams, M2T or TS – Transport Stream (SPTS and MPTS) OpenDML AVI and WAV (mono and stereo), QuickTime, MXF, GXF OpenDML Type 1 and Type 2 AVI, HDV, QuickTime, Raw DV, MXF, GXF
MPG or M2T / TS – Transport Stream, QuickTime, MXF, GXF
HAVC/H.265 Transport Stream, QuickTime
Transport Stream (SPTS and MPTS), QuickTime, MXF WMV
MPG – System Stream



CaptureBox Neo enables multiple channels of HD or SD content to be captured from HD/SD SDI digital feeds, analogue sources and MPEG transport streams. Four video sources can be monitored on a single screen and controlled via a new streamlined user interface. Audio levels can be monitored as loudness/true-peak displays and adjusted when required. Content ingested to CaptureBox Neo is available for playback within a few seconds of capture commencing. The CaptureBox Neo feature set also includes capture-list import from third-party traffic systems, support for CEA-608/708 closed-captioning and automated VTR control via RS-422 with batch-capture listing

Video Codecs: MPEG2, DV, DVCPRO 25/50, DVCPROHD, AVC/H.264
Audio Codecs:  MPEG audio Layer2 – up to 384Kbit/s AAC audio; Uncompressed PCM – 16 bit/48kHz
Containers: MPEG TS, MPEG PS, AVI, MXF
Closed captions (CC): CEA-608 from Line21 are up-converted to CDP (CEA-708); Output CEA-708 in MPEG TS/TS, Output CEA-708 in External File



Media File Formats –MPEG2 (MPG or M2P -Program Streams, M2T or TS – Transport Stream
OpenDML AVI and WAV (mono and stereo)
QuickTime, MXF, GXF)
– DV (OpenDML Type 1 and Type 2 AVI,
QuickTime, Raw DV, MXF, GXF)
– HDV (MPG or M2T / TS – Transport Stream
QuickTime, MXF, GXF)
– H.264 / AVC /
MPEG4 part 10 (Transport Stream)
– WMV / VC-1 (WMV – Windows Media Video)
– MPEG1 – MPG – System Stream
– HAVC/H.265 Transport Stream, QuickTime

Playlist Events – Fixed Time: Schedule timed events
– Stop – Stops playback execution until manual resuming
– Wait – Stops playback execution for a pre-defined period
– Wait until – Stops playback execution until a specified time
– GPI – Sends GPI triggers to external devices
– Matrix switcher – – Sends commands to external switchers
– VTR – Allows tape-based events in the playlist
– TitleBox control – Sends titling commands to TitleBox Neo modules
– Logo on/off – Displays or hides the designated logo presets
– Notes – Useful for playlist-related custom information