Broadcast News
Bookmark and Share
28/03/2012
Snell To Announce Enhancements To Its ICE Channel-In-A-Box
At the 2012 NAB Show, Snell will announce enhancements to its ICE channel-in-a-box and Morpheus automation systems that further extend their functionality.
Each solution boasts an even wider range of tools that enable broadcasters to streamline their workflows, greatly reduce their total cost of ownership, and monetize their content over multiple platforms.
ICE is a best-of-breed IT playout system that combines what once were multiple racks of hardware into just a small number of rack units. Unlike other offerings, ICE incorporates more of the "channel" into the "box," maximizing the commercial and operational benefits. Driven by Morpheus, ICE also is the only channel-in-a-box system that can truly scale from a single channel to more than 100 of the most complex broadcast channels while maintaining the same user interface.
Snell's focus on incorporating more of the channel into the box has brought ICE 3.0 powerful, integrated 3D graphics, CG functionality with timeline control, and the ability to populate fields from the playout schedule, as well as external data sources.
File compatibility and integrity can be a major challenge when handling content from multiple suppliers and multiple workflows, since problem files can create a serious risk to on-air output. To combat this, Snell has incorporated a new content validation feature in ICE 3.0 that analyzes source material as soon as it is available to prevent invalid formats or impaired content from reaching the on-air output. The final addition to ICE 3.0 is optional SAN storage which brings high-performance shared storage to the platform.
Refinements to Morpheus automation include new second-screen capabilities, such as enhanced e-commerce functionality with comprehensive user transaction and purchase models, and other tools that empower broadcasters to monetize their assets via second-screen applications. Version 3.0 boasts full virtual machine support that facilitates lower space and power requirements while improving system resilience. Snell has also enhanced the Morpheus user interface to simplify the operation of multiple channels and complex operations.
"Broadcasters are under increasing pressure to deliver more content than ever before and in multiple formats. ICE and Morpheus are proven, scalable, flexible, and reliable automated playout solutions that meet these needs," said Karl Mehring, senior product manager at Snell. "They enable broadcasters to dramatically change the economics of delivering television content."
More information about ICE, Morpheus, and the entire Snell product family is available online at www.snellgroup.com.


Top Broadcast News Stories
24/10/2014
Neumann KH Installed In Calrec
A Neumann 5.1 surround system has been installed at Calrec’s Hebden Bridge headquarters, allowing its clients to accurately experience the superior au
24/10/2014
dbn Co-operates In Gala Event
Manchester, UK based lighting specialist dbn was once again involved in the ambitious production at the heart of the Co-Operative Retail Trading Group
24/10/2014
Vidchecker Auto QC Integrated with Snell Workflow Automation
Vidcheck, a supplier of software for automated quality control and automated correction of file-based media, has announced that its 'Vidchecker' autom
24/10/2014
Estonia Public Broadcasting And HARMAN Studer's Vista 5 M3 Digital Console
Estonia Public Broadcasting recently upgraded its OB van with a HARMAN Studer Vista 5 M3 digital console. The organization chose to make the upgrade i
24/10/2014
Classical Sensation Reinvents Chopin with DPA Microphones
Debuting on iTunes Classical at #1 before its official release, the Chopin Variations by celebrated pianist and composer Chad Lawson, violinist
24/10/2014
Key Firms Donate to SMPTE Centennial Campaign
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), has announced that the Walt Disney Company, Panasonic, and Dolby Laboratories have mad
23/10/2014
Blackmagic Design Used In 'Sonic Highways'
Blackmagic Design has announced that several of its Pocket Cinema Cameras were used to shoot behind the scenes footage and B roll for the Foo Fighters
23/10/2014
FOR-A Brings Switchers, Multi-Viewers, And More To Caper 201
FOR-A America will exhibit several of its video production solutions at the upcoming CAPER show takeing place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from October
23/10/2014
HARMAN'S AKG Celebrate C214 as Best-Selling Condenser Microphone
HARMAN's AKG has announced that its C214 microphone has been the "best-selling condenser microphone for studio and stage in the United States over the
23/10/2014
Sony Collaborates With Evertz
Sony and Evertz are working together to develop new IP interoperability technologies, following an announcement of their strategic alliance at IBC in