PlayBox Technology a busy and successful IBC 2017 with high levels of traffic to the company's stand on all five days of the show. A new addition to the server-based Neo platform, Neo TS IP Stream Delay, made its world-first appearance. Occupying a standalone 1U chassis, Neo TS IP Stream Delay provides fully transparent delay of IP transport streams such as DVB/ATSC MPEG broadcast-quality compressed video and audio for single or multichannel time zone shift and disaster-recovery applications.
Over 40 new features for other modules in the Neo series were introduced at IBC2017. 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 com-patibility. These have all been implemented within an informative and intuitive graphic interface which is familiar to operators around the world.
Interest in cloud-based remote playout remains high. Among new CloudAir features making their IBC de-but were 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 introduced to European broadcasters were an enhanced graphics editor template preparation interface, improved playlist editing, advanced playlist export to EPGs and automated linking of stored assets.
"A key element of our IBC demonstrations was the ease with which media asset management facilities can be integrated into the PlayBox Technology ecosystem," adds PlayBox Technology President Don Ash. "Our broadcast automation supports all existing I/O interfaces, all video and audio standards and all indus-try-standard graphics and compression formats. That gives our systems integration partners the ability to deploy practically any third-party MAM solution with AirBox Neo. Here again, CloudAir allows media as-sets to be stored online with the option of secure access from any IP connected location."