TV CHANNEL IN A BOX - Integrated Playout


Unique Universal Solution


PlayBox Technology has  incorporated its most advanced  playout engine which is the result  of over 15 years of 

experience in developing integrated playout  solutions for the world's  leading broadcasters. 

We have designed a user friendly ingest which also gives you the ability to FTP your media  straight to the Channel In A Box,  saving you time. 

PlayBox Technology Channel-in-a-Box provides an integrated playout solution for Broadcasters and OTT  service providers in a 1RU or 3RU server, regardless  if you are working with IP or SDI. The new Graphics’ engine now 

supports HTML 5 which gives far more flexibility and opens up  advanced features. 

CIAB is a packaged playout solution for broadcasting one TV channel. It integrates all requirements you could possibly need to keep a channel on-air by combining automation, playout and interactive graphics. It offer SDI and IP streaming.

The CIAB will enable you to playout an IP stream or an SDI in SD, HD or UHD. PlayBox Technology’s CIAB takes care of all your scheduling needs and uses Simple, clean and  engaging HTML5 for your transmission graphics  needs including crawlers and rollers. As you  would  expect from PlayBox Technology it offers  sophisticated and easy to use automation 

Channel in a Box Features

 • Compatible with a vast variety of compression types: MPEG-2, DV, DVCPro, DVCPro HD, AVC/H.264, HAVC/H.265, XAVC etc. 

• Supports a multitude of media containers: MPEG-2 program and transport streams, AVI, QuickTime, MP4, MXF, GXF, LXF etc. 

• SMPTE2016-3 AFD Support 

•  Advanced time-based scheduling with automated conflict resolving 

• Simultaneous video scaling of both live input and playlist output 

• Mixing different media formats, frame rates and resolutions in a single playlist 

• Ingest via FTP 

• Playback of clips still being ingested 

• Built-in static and animated logos support 

• Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby-E audio media playback and output

• Automatic audio routing and remapping based on audio language, type and other metadata 

• Automatic Loudness Control 

• Live sources from SDI, Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, MPEG-2 TS (UDP/ RTP), HTTP(S), RTMP, MMS(H) 

• SCTE 104/35 generetion for commercial insertion 

• SCTE-104 Decoder for Digital Program/Commercial Insertion (optional) 

• UDP/RTP/RTMP stream output • Metadata support for text-rich graphics insertion 

• Detailed playout log (AsRun log, System log) 

• Live Show Clipboard for on-the-fly event and live stream insertion 

• Third party devices control (video routers, video mixers, DTMF, GPI, etc.) 

• Remote playout control through VDCP, GPI, DTMF, Network API, etc.

• Redundant Playout 



Video Input IP 

• SMPTE ST 2110, 2022-2 2022-6, 2022-7 • Up to 4-Channels  input available • RTMP •HD SDI •H265, •H264 •MPEG2  • Single channel input HD 


Video Input SDI 

•2G-SDI, SMPTE-2082, 12-bit, 10-bit and 8-bit •6G-SDI, SMPTE-2081,  10-bit and 8-bit  •3G-SDI, SMPTE-259/292/296/424/425, 12-bit,  10-bit and 8-bit •1.5G-SDI, SMPTE 372M  


Video Output IP 

• SMPTE ST 2110, 2022-6, 2022-7 • Up to 4-Channels output available  • RTMP •HD SDI •H265, •H264 •MPEG2 


Video Output SDI 

•2G-SDI, SMPTE-2082•12-bit, 10-bit and 8-bit 6G-SDI, •SMPTE-2081, 10-bit and 8-bit 3G-SDI, •SMPTE-259/292/296/424, 12-bit, 10-bit and 8-bit1.5G-SDI, •SMPTE 292M, Single Link 4:2:2 (1x BNC), 10-bit and 8-bit 


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  


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   


Program/Commercial Insertion 

• SCTE 104/35 generation for commercial insertion • SCTE-104 Decoder for Digital  • SCTE-104 Decoder for Digital Program/Commercial Insertion 


• Timecode LTC timecode input and output  

•  Graphics  HTML 5 crawlers and rollers