PlayBox Technology Heads to BroadcastAsia 2017

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Following the most productive NAB in its history, PlayBox Technology heads to Singapore for BroadcastAsia 2017 at the Suntec Centre. Exhibiting on stand 4J3-01, the company will be represented by CEO Pavlin Rahnev, Malaysia-based Desmon Goh and colleagues from PlayBox Technology offices around the world.

 "We are geared to meet the demands of broadcasters and playout service-providers in whatever workflow style they prefer and for SD, HD or UHD content delivery," Desmon Goh comments. "Our product offerings range from traditional local-server systems based on AirBox Neo, software-as-a-service solutions based on CloudAir or – most powerful of all, server/cloud hybrids. These can be combined to provide an unsurpassed range of choice both for playout and for offsite emergency-recovery. As ever, PlayBox Technology is about freedom-of-choice and operational efficiency and about minimising the need for expensive dedicated studio-to-transmitter links."

Making its Broadcast Asia debut is PlayBox Neo TS Time Delay, a new UDP/RTP data delay server configurable for single-channel or multi-channel time-zone playout. PlayBox Neo TS Time Delay is also ideal for installation in disaster recovery facilities. Each server can deliver up to 10 separately-timed outputs from a single source stream. Delay can be adjusted in quarter-minute increments up to a maximum dependent on the specified storage capacity and the input bitrate. A zero-delay output from each input channel can also be accessed. The server handles compressed DVB/ATSC and is fully transparent to all data in the signal stream. Operating features include program information display and error-logging.  Control is via standard Gigabit Ethernet ports.

Also new to the Asia market, SocialMediaBox Neo allows production and presentation creatives to incorporate comments from multiple social network feeds quickly and easily into a single ready-for-broadcast data stream. Based on the established SocialMediaBox, the Neo version includes a new Facebook API implementation, the ability to re-use archived feeds plus the display of 'likes' for each post.

Over 40 new features for other modules in the Neo series will be introduced to BroadcastAsia visitors. These include the ability to integrate ProductionAirBox Neo closely with the Associated Press ENPS news production system via MOS gateway. Among other additions to the capabilities of PlayBox Neo are extended control features, expanded file handling capabilities, greater input and output connectivity and Microsoft Windows 10 compatibility. These have all been implemented within an informative and intuitive graphic interface which is familiar to operators around the world.

Among new CloudAir features making their first BroadcastAsia appearance will be a transcoder capable of handling multiple file wrappers and formats including MPEG PS/TS, MXF, QT, AVI, MP4, GXF, MPG2, H.264, ProRes, DNX HD and MJPEG. Also launching are an enhanced graphics editor template preparation interface, improved playlist editing, advanced playlist export to EPGs and automated linking of stored assets.

PlayBox Technology Limited: PlayBox Technology Limited (www.playboxtechnology.com) is an international communications and information-technology company serving the broadcast and corporate sectors in more than 120 countries. PlayBox Technology Limited is dedicated to the research, design, development and provision of the best products, systems, solutions and services. Over 17,000 TV and branding channels are powered by PlayBox Technology Limited broadcast solutions. Users include national and international broadcasters, start-up TV channels, webcasters, DVB (IP/ASI) TV channels, interactive TV and music channels, film channels, remote TV channels and disaster recovery channels.