PlayBox Technology, the #1 international ‘TV channel in a box’ manufacturer with over 9,500 playout and branding channels worldwide, is presenting its new "Multi-Channel-in-a-Box" capability at NAB 2011 – powering multiple channels within one box. PlayBox Technology’s cornerstone playout, CG & graphics and ingest servers are to be available in multichannel, single-box configurations, as well as offering an enhanced range of capabilities.
NAB in Las Vegas was a very busy show for PlayBox Technology. The booth was usually overcrowded with broadcasters from around the world. Why? Because they were looking for exactly what the company has to offer: cost-effective ways to quickly establish broadcast playout capability. As economies are still only slowly recovering and many broadcasters continue to have only limited budgets, many are turning to integrated EdgeBox and Channel-in-a-Box solutions from PlayBox Technology.
London, 24 March 2011 – PlayBox Technology, the #1 international ‘TV Channel in a Box’ manufacturer with over 9,500 playout and branding channels worldwide, is launching TimeShiftBox HD that supports Dolby Digital audio and VANC ancillary data.
BVE 2011 pressed all the right buttons at PlayBox Technology, with the volume and quality of the stand traffic the best yet for this exhibition, the company’s third attendance at the show. At 30 square metres the stand, and the number of staff manning it, were both the biggest ever for the company at BVE. Sales Director, Ben Gunkel comments, “The expansion proved to be well justified by the quality and quantity of the visitors we had at the stand.”
PlayBox Technology, the #1 international ‘TV Channel in a Box’ manufacturer with over 9,500 playout and branding channels worldwide, is launching QCBox at NAB 2011. QCBox provides automatic quality control, giving an assessment of the technical quality of the media to guarantee successful playout via an AirBox playout server.
PlayBox Technology has jointly participated with the local offices to present two open-day events, in Germany and Turkey. These were both a great success. The events, organized by the company, were held at Mace in Germany and Istanbul in Turkey. Both were attended by local broadcast specialists who had the opportunity to see the latest playout solutions that were demonstrated by the PlayBox Technology teams.
Once again the annual CABSAT exhibition in Dubai (8 – 10 February) proved to be the place to meet the broadcasters and dealers from The Middle East. The 2011 show was very successful for the company with a large number of visitors – many of them visiting the PlayBox Technology stand. So the number of channels powered by PlayBox Technology looks set to continue its rapid growth.
In 2000, the ‘channel-in-a-box’ moniker described a very different approach to the way television playout operated. Then VTRs replayed video, caption generators created on-screen text, graphics came from still stores and cuts were made by the presentation mixer – all controlled by separate ‘computer automation’. Now many thousands of channels, ranging from ‘start-up TV’ to multinationals, run on channel-in-a-box technology.
The CAPER Broadcast Expo in Buenos Aires, Argentina, that took place this year from 28th to 30th October, is the most important broadcast trade show in Latin America. PlayBox Technology took the opportunity to present its solutions to the large number of visitors to CAPER with demonstrations of entire workflow that included AirBox automation and playout servers, TitleBox Interactive CG and graphics, TrafficBox traffic systems, NewsAir newsroom solutions and PlayBox MAM (Media Asset Management) that give an end-to-end workflow solution from a single manufacturer covering all market needs.
TrafficBox attracted a great deal of attention at IBC. This was not only from broadcasters, but also from the editorial teams of TVBEurope magazine and The IBC Daily who collaborated to choose the best new products at the show. As announced in the October issue of TVBEurope and on a special E-cast to 25,000 individually subscribed users, TrafficBox is a winner of the TVBEurope “Best of IBC2010” Editors’ Award.