It was not so long ago that a broadcaster’s Master Control Room comprised rows and rows of tall racks, packed with costly professional high-tech heat generating equipment that needed equal power to cool. This was in the heyday of dedicated hardware with each box doing its own thing: VTRs, Mixers, Still Stores, CG, Logo Generators, DSK, DA’s and many more. These were connected via the video router and orchestrated by, perhaps the only bit of IT equipment, the automation system.
PlayBox Technology, the world’s leading channel-in-a-box manufacturer, is presenting its new expanded product range at BVE 2013 that includes the launch of its latest module, ScheduleBox, presented alongside the latest versions of its established products. The Broadcast Systems Group is also on the stand to discuss wider requirements, from project concept to completion.
A universal playout and graphics server provided by PlayBox Technology was used to feed DSP cinema projectors with daily programmes during the Green Fest in Belgrade. The event took place 14-16 November 2012 and presented a colourful programme of environment-oriented film productions.
The daily programme at the cinema comprised commercials and announcements as well as the main feature. All the media files were inserted into the AirBox playlist. The PlayBox Technology AirBox playout server connected to digital cinema projector produced perfect image quality on the big screen.
PlayBox Technology presented its latest solutions and developments to a wide group of broadcasters at an open day event at the beginning of November. Those attending included professionals from various TV channels who were pleased to learn about the new business opportunities presented by the PlayBox Technology team. These included new opportunities for sales not only inside, but also outside, Turkey and the best possible customer service, provided straight from the HQ.
PlayBox Technology Asia Pacific, has participated in the FG-ABU Digital Broadcasting Conference in Yangon, Myanmar for a second year. The event took place 19-21 November and proved to be the right place to meet broadcasters not only from Myanmar but also from the whole Asia Pacific region.
PlayBox Technology is pleased to present its new corporate website. Launched on November 13, 2012 www.playbox.tv features new design, increased functionality, fast-and-easy navigation and quick access to all information.
StarTimes, based in Beijing, China, has installed 12 PlayBox Technology servers at NTA, the Nigerian Television Authority in Lagos. These are used to broadcast six Chinese channels into Nigeria via a DTH platform.
PlayBox Technology has supplied two AirBox playout and automation servers to London-based broadcaster OHTV. These add to OHTV’s existing channels, also supported with PlayBox Technology severs, as the broadcaster continues to expand its operations.
PlayBox Technology has supplied two playout channels to ViewSat, a leading provider of global broadcast and transmission services for television and radio channels. This brings the total of PlayBox Technology channels operating at ViewSat to 25 and continues a long relationship between the two companies.
IBC, this year involving over 50,000 people, lived up to its reputation as the biggest broadcast show in Europe. While PlayBox Technology was presenting its latest developments, around the 1400 stands at the show there was a big emphasis in networked technology and the almost unspoken use of standard platforms rather then dedicated hardware.