Thursday, April 3, 2014
PlayBox Technology has chosen NAB 2014 as the launch platform for four new additions to its highly successful channel-in-a-box product range and one major enhancement.
New: CaptureBox PRO
New user interface for CaptureBox PRO is just the beginning. Underneath the streamlined interface allowing for convenient control and monitoring of up to 4 instances of ingest channels, are available some enhancements: GPU accelerated encoding engine, Expanded metadata handling and creation during the ingest process. Convenient Loudness Metering with True Peak measurement allowing for audio level monitoring and adjustment at any time.
New: Production AirBox
ProductionAirBox provides content playout for News, Live shows, Studio screens and video walls, live production broadcasts. Four independent players in single server, built in aspect ratio and resolution converter as well as support of the wide variety of compressions, helps media content to be played without transcoding. Built in dedicated multiviewer and GPI/VDCP/MOS remote control are just some of the features making this a valuable production player.
SocialMediaBox enables programme production and presentation creators to incorporate comments from multiple social networking feeds quickly and efficiently into a single ready-for-broadcast stream. Comments can be selected and moderated from a variety of different social media outlets, integrating sources such as Facebook and Twitter on a single feed for broadcasting. This is extremely useful for live television shows which produce auxiliary-screen pages for viewer feedback. The custom feed can be output as an RSS feed and used in other systems, or sent to TitleBox or another character generator device for viewing as an integral part of the programme output.
New: TimeShiftBox DUO
TimeShiftBox Duo allows simultaneous programme delay for more than one SD/HD channel. It allows broadcasters to re-transmit television channels across multiple time zones. Designed for easy integration into playout centers, DTH operators or for other applications where delay of SD/HD-SDI is required, TimeShiftBox Duo provides all the resources needed to perform accurate time offsets for any duration ranging from 10 seconds to more than one month. Logo Overlay and optional Interactive CG are also available. Multi-Channel Audio as ancillary data without any modifications. All SDI Ancillary Data is preserved as well.
AirBox provides automated content playout for satellite channels, cable head-ends, over-the-air broadcasters and corporate TV users. It can be programmed locally or remotely to operate unattended 24/7. The new enhanced AirBox incorporates a GPU-enhanced graphics mixing engine which allows video rotation effects and depth-order laying effects to be performed in real time. Logo animation facilities are also added with a multiplicity of applications in titling, captioning or channel branding. The audio capabilities of AirBox are also expanded with support now provided for Dolby E and Dolby Digital Plus*.
*SurCode for Dolby Digital is manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.