In video production and contribution, V-Nova’s VC-6 (SMPTE ST 2117) encoding processing efficiency enables up to 70% cost savings per channel, while at the same time unlocking the promises of low-latency UHD sports contribution, HDR, remote production, IP production and software-defined workflows, including virtualisation and cloud.
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- Reduce Churn –Better video quality and increased resolutions at the same bitrates drive up Quality-of-Experience and customer satisfaction, increasing viewing times for improved ad-monetisation and significantly reducing subscriber churn
- Increase Reach – Enables stable video delivery at lower bitrates than ever before (as low as 100kbps) – meaning viewers can be reached over the most limited networks
- Reduce Delivery Costs – Storage and CDN delivery costs can be cut by up to 80%
Quicklink ST100, ST102, ST208 & ST200
MediaKind Cygnus Contribution
This media processing and delivery solution addresses a number of different live content contribution use cases and applications such as remote / at-home production with distinct values enabling content providers/owners, Broadcasters and TV Operators to maximize their investment whilst maintaining the quality and low latencies required for professional media delivery.
INTRAPLEX® IP LINK
By incorporating three IP Interfaces that can be used for streaming and management, the IP Link systems can provide a level of reliability not seen in comparably-priced codecs.
As the latest additions to the Intraplex line of data transport products, the IP Link family of audio codecs bring legendary Intraplex reliability to the IP codec market.
IP Link 100/100p: Single bidirectional stereo audio channel IP Link 200: Two bidirectional stereo audio channels IP Link 200A: Two bidirectional stereo audio channels with one channel being AES67 Standard: Linear, AAC-LC, Opus and G.722 audio coding Optional: AAC-HE, AAC-HEv2, AACELD, MPEG2, MPEG3 and Enhanced aptX audio coding Optional: Automatic audio loudness leveling and metering compliant with EBU R-128 and ITU-R Optional: IPConnect capability to reliably transport external IP packets Other transport modes: Transparent AES up to 192 kbps to support composite FM multiplex signal over AES Protocol Encapsulation: RTP, SHOUTcast/Icecast, MPEG-TS Three independent IP interfaces for redundant network operation Optional redundant power supply: 12VDC or 48VDC Built-in silence sensor with optional stream switch over Automatic backup to audio playout from USB drive or external audio source Multicoding can encode the same audio source in multiple formats for STL, backup, and web streaming Optional Dynamic Stream Splicing providing “hitless” operation and T1/ E1 circuit like performance on less predictable IP networks Prioritized stream sources at the output with automatic switch over and switch back between primary and secondary streams and backup sources (streams, USB, external audio source) Programmable RTP level Forward Error Correction (FEC) scheme Programmable time diversity and interleaving of streams to combat burst packet losses Integrated with Intraplex IP Link Scheduler for automated scheduled program switching Integrated with Intraplex LiveLook (network analytics and monitoring software) N+1 redundancy with integrated control of external switching equipment IP Link 200/200A/100p: SynchroCast™ option provides dynamically managed precision delay for Single Frequency Network (SFN) broadcasting and simulcasting Support for IP multicast and multi-unicast Web browser user interface and SNMP network management Eight multipurpose contact closure inputs and outputs provide: Transport of logic signals with time-alignment to audio Stream control Alarm notification
INTRAPLEX® HD LINK™
Our challenge: to design a studio-to-transmitter link (STL) for your most demanding 950 MHz applications — one as reliable and robust as Intraplex® T1 and IP audio links. Digital STL manages much more than audio, so installation and configuration need to be straightforward, not a science project. Data should not be optional, requiring additional boxes and complexity. Your STL should be ready, out of the box, for AM, FM and HD Radio™, as well as future multimedia applications.
Earlier digital STLs were not designed for IP data transport. Adding IP data to them required optional modules and external add-ons, and many engineers working on HD Radio installations reported spending much time and money trying to eliminate glitches.
Our solution: HD Link™ is designed to manage all HD Radio™ transport scenarios, regardless of where you place your importer and exporter. Its two prioritized Ethernet paths give preference to HD Radio™ data over control and other LAN/WAN data. It supports both UDP and TCP, and even handles the switching of TCP return packets over asymmetric IP paths with plug-and-play simplicity.
HD Link offers RF power to spare, an integrated IP gateway with sophisticated data handling capabilities, and multiple channels of audio. The intuitive front panel and remote interfaces tap into the most complete feature set of any microwave STL, yet take less time to configure. It can even operate on both RF and IP simultaneously, and allows automatic backup of all services from one to the other.
Intraplex is broadcasting’s first choice for rock-solid, full-time operation of T1 STLs. With HD Link, you can now count on the same dependable performance, superior support and long-term value for your microwave links.
Designed for IP-centric operations:
Specifically designed for IP-centric operations, the X10 and X20 chassis has a significant video processing capacity. 10G bi-directional IP interfaces provides video firewall-grade IP security at every connection node. Capable of internal routing of up to 140G, the backplane extends Appear’s tradition of providing high capacity future-proof platforms. The chassis supports dual active backplane providing Appear TV patented lossless redundancy between modules. Service density can be defined up to 2,000 services in and out per module.
Current and future IP video standards:
The X platform supports “light” intra-codecs as well as AVC and HEVC. Option modules for receiving compressed or uncompressed video from IP or SDI (Optical and Electrical) are readily available. With backplane latency of less than 1ms, universal applicability for virtually any video application is ensured, as is the implementation of both current and future IP video standards, including VSF-TR03, VSF-TR04 and SMPTE2110.
X Platform Modules:
Hi-density, modular and hot-swappable - the X10 and X20 use the same set of modules and same software:
Quicklink ST100, ST102, ST208 & ST200
Receive from any Quicklink studio contributor – ST500, ST150, ST100, iOS App or chrome browser for broadcast output via HD-SDI, HDMI and IP (NDI™, MPEG-TS). The ST100, ST102, ST208 & ST200 are an essential element in any point-to-point broadcast solution where ultra-low latency and high quality links are required. Ideal for networking studios and bureaus together.
- 265/HEVC equivalent utilising VP9
- Simultaneous encode and decode in point-to-point or relay mode
- 200ms glass-to-glass delay
- Rate adaptive up to 1080p60 30Mbps
- Supports HD-SDI, HDMI, IP inputs and outputs
- Full duplex audio, no audio ducking
- 2 Channels of audio with one channel available as talkback from the ST100/ST200 to the contributor
- Audio I/O: XLR analogue, AES digital and AES67 IP
- Deployable on both private and public networks
- No public IP required with inbuilt NAT traversing
- Automatic failover between network connections for maximum up-time
- Create permanent video circuits – Automatic link recovery in case of power outage
- Simple central management from a web browser
- OEM options for customisation
It is an all-in-one virtual radio studio including Playout (playlist & jingles players), a Mixing Console with DSP & automixer, a VoIP SIP phone, and an AoIP transmission codec.
Lumo runs on a simple laptop. It is web-native and touch-friendly, you can control your studio with a fingertip from any device (including iPad and Android tablets).
Lumo makes remote operations much easier by reducing to a minimum the amount of gear to deploy and offering intuitive yet powerful user interfaces for technical and non-technical operators.
Licenses can be purchased for temporary use as for yearly contracts, making sure you don't pay for resources that you don't use.
The compact and rugged ViBE CP9000 encoder is a perfect fit for DSNG vehicles, teleports and flyaway packages. An ultra-low latency encoding mode, less than 100 ms, offers broadcasters the chance to get a true jump on the competition, and also enables home/remote production application.
ViBE CP9000 features include:
Comprehensive UHD Workflow
The ViBE CP9000 encoder is part of a comprehensive Harmonic UHD workflow that includes all phases of the broadcast chain, including contribution, file ingest, collaborative post production, encoding, high-speed transcoding and delivery. This end-to-end approach makes it possible to quickly and cost-effectively deploy a live UHD channel over existing DTT, DTH, cable, telco and OTT networks.
Simple and cost-effective to deploy, the ViBE CP9000 encoder is interoperable with most professional decoders, including the Harmonic ProView™ 7100 IRD. It integrates seamlessly with the Harmonic Amethyst™ III smart redundancy switch as well, enabling a compact 1+1 UHD redundant solution in just 3 RU. DVB/SMPTE standards are supported.
Compatible with the Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) and SMPTE ST 2084 (PQ) HDR formats, the ViBE CP9000 encoder is ready for the next phases of UHD content delivery. As a result, image detail, sharpness and color gradients are preserved throughout the distribution process — right up to the consumer’s UHD display.
License-based pricing assures that customers pay only for the features they need. Video and audio codecs and formats are easily added to the ViBE CP9000 encoder via firmware upgrade, enabling a scalable migration path that provides operational flexibility and business continuity, and extends the system’s value.