Cloud Playout Solutions

The Next-Generation Cloud Playout for 
IP & MPEG compliant transport

Cosmos

As an expert in integrated MPEG compliant transport streams/IP workflows, PlayBox Technology is working closely with industry pioneers to develop and deliver the tools that broadcasters of all sizes need to succeed in live broadcasting.

The distributive virtualised architecture of the playout engine from Cosmos provides a fast and trusted cloud playout platform enabling broadcasters and service providers to spin up both OTT and traditional TV channels in a few minutes thus lowering the cost of ownership.

Playout from the Cloud

Cosmos virtualises the process of channel management under control from a standard enterprise computer via a firewall-protected secure internet connection. Programme playout can be automated to any required extent while always retaining the freedom to insert live content.

Cosmos has been designed from day one to support AES67 along with SMPTE ST 2110, 2022-2 2022-6, 2022-7, 35 and 104, thus safeguarding your investment.

Benefits

Instant Deployment

Cosmos provides easy installation and allows dynamic channel deployments.

Infinite Scalability

Cosmos has the potential scalability to provide control for tens or hundreds of channels, as well as customized content.

Higher Availability

Cosmos optimises the overall performance and playout visibility, ensuring integration with the customers’ existing media tools.

Built for Broadcasters

Cosmos is our software-based playout platform for Broadcasters, Over The Top service providers and Broadcast Services companies.

Channels can be hosted from data centers or from your own Master Control Room over a private or public cloud. Cosmos also gives you the ability to playout both file-based and live services .

Cosmos is an open system which enables all the features of a playout engine be implemented on a service basis. Cosmos reduces the need to invest in capital infrastructure, also removing the need to find space for technical equipment and the ongoing cost of technical maintenance.

Channel owners across the world gain the freedom to outsource practically all of the technical equipment traditionally required for broadcasting.

Cosmos offers established broadcasters and content owners the ability to introduce new programme channels at very short notice, whether a permanent additional to an existing bouquet or a supplementary programme stream covering a temporary event. It can be matched to a wide variety of deployment models, enabling consistent operation across baseband, hybrid IP, and virtualised, cloud-based networks.

Cosmos also enables independent content producers to establish television channels without the high start-up cost usually inherent in such ventures.

Cosmos delivers unsurpassed flexibility in format handling and transcoding. It supports practically any technical standard in today’s fast-evolving television industry, whether for terrestrial, satellite or online viewing, live, near-live or catch-up.

Product information

Cosmos Energy

Video Input IP / MPEG transport stream
• SMPTE ST 2110, 2022-2 2022-6, 2022-7
• Up to 4-Channels input available
•SRT • RTMP •HD SDI •H265, •H264 •MPEG2
• Single channel input HD
Video Output IP / MPEG transport stream • SMPTE ST 2110, 2022-6, 2022-7
• Up to 4-Channels output available
•SRT • RTMP •HD SDI •H265, •H264 •MPEG2
Video Formats • (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 Note: High Frame Rate capabilities
Audio Input IP
Up to 16-Channel embedded audio (SMPTE 2022-6, 2022-7 HD SDI)
24-bit per channel,
48 kHz synchronous
Audio Output IP
• Up to 16-Channel embedded audio, 24-bit per channel, 48 kHz synchronous
• SCTE 104/35 generation for commercial insertion
• SCTE-104 Decoder for Digital Program/Commercial Insertion

Cosmos Lite

Video Input IP / MPEG transport stream
• SMPTE ST 2110, 2022-2 2022-6, 2022-7
• Up to 4-Channels input available
•SRT • RTMP •HD SDI •H265, •H264 •MPEG2
• Single channel input HD
Video Output IP / MPEG transport stream • SMPTE ST 2110, 2022-6, 2022-7
• Up to 4-Channels output available
•SRT • RTMP •HD SDI •H265, •H264 •MPEG2
Video Formats • (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 Note: High Frame Rate capabilities
Audio Input IP
Up to 16-Channel embedded audio (SMPTE 2022-6, 2022-7 HD SDI), 24-bit per channel, 48 kHz synchronous
Audio Output IP
• Up to 16-Channel embedded audio, 24-bit per channel, 48 kHz synchronous
• SCTE 104/35 generation for commercial insertion
• SCTE-104 Decoder for Digital Program/Commercial Insertion

Cosmos Eclipse

Video Input IP / MPEG transport stream • SMPTE ST 2110, 2022-2 2022-6, 2022-7
• Up to 4-Channels input available
•SRT • RTMP •HD SDI •H265, •H264 •MPEG2
• Single channel input HD
Video Output IP / MPEG transport stream • SMPTE ST 2110, 2022-6, 2022-7
• Up to 4-Channels output available
•SRT • RTMP •HD SDI •H265, •H264 •MPEG2
Video Formats • (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 Note: High Frame Rate capabilities
Audio Input IP
Up to 16-Channel embedded audio (SMPTE 2022-6, 2022-7 HD SDI), 24-bit per channel, 48 kHz synchronous
Audio Output IP
• Up to 16-Channel embedded audio, 24-bit per channel, 48 kHz synchronous
• SCTE 104/35 generation for commercial insertion
• SCTE-104 Decoder for Digital Program/Commercial Insertio