Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share

Snell To Showcase Product Innovations At IBC

News Image
At this year's IBC, Snell will offer attendees a view into the future of highly efficient broadcast production, showcasing product innovations for live TV, IP routing and playout automation.

With new technology offerings including powerful Media Biometrics, configurable switcher control, and next-generation IP routing, the company will demonstrate how broadcasters can boost efficiency, open up entirely new workflows, and add real intelligence to system monitoring.
Highlights of the new Snell offerings include:
The new XS platform enables software processing in the real-time IP streaming world. XS builds on Snell's partnership with Cisco to offer a comprehensive, practical vision for IP streaming in production, all based on standard off-the-shelf hardware.
At IBC, Snell will show IP streaming in action across a range of formats and devices, all with clean switching using a standard Cisco switch. The new Quasar XS provides high quality up-and-down conversion using Snell's award-winning motion compensation technology and is the first product in the new XS range.
Media Biometrics is going to drive a revolution in production system efficiency. Media Biometrics is unique Snell technology that enables systems to automatically and reliably identify media streams. The applications are enormous.
The Kahuna Maverik panel offers a uniquely flexible switcher interface for every type of studio and mobile programming. Its modular architecture allows complete flexibility in design and enables the panel to be reconfigured on a production by production basis.
For example, the same physical space could support a single large panel or allow a director and vision mixer to work side-by-side without getting in each other's way. With Maverick the panel is adapted to the production rather than having to compromise by adapting the way you work to fit the panel.
ICE OD, which will be presented in beta form at IBC, is a software-only version of Snell's successful ICE Channel-in-a-Box. ICE OD will provide all the essential broadcast channel elements such as video server, master control, graphics and captioning in a scalable, software-only solution, capable of running on generic servers or cloud-hosted virtual machines.

Snell will also be launching the following new products and enhancements at IBC:
• Morpheus Playout Automation – new After Burner option makes adding After Effects graphics into the playlist fast and straightforward, while a new 'Hydra' web service interface enables easy system management.
Momentum MAM gets HTML5, active directory support, FIMS compliance, and more.
• Alchemist OD – the best file-based format and frame rate conversion software now with ProRes 4444, ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 422, ProRes 422 LT, and ProRes 422 Proxy.
• New Product – Quasar OD: the best quality file-based format conversion for 4K, 1080p, HD, and SD.
• KudosPro v2 – a cost-effective format and frame rate converter, now with the ability to insert logos and key into the side-bar of content as well as SNMP control and monitoring to allow seamless integration with a customer's existing Network Management System.
• New Product – Kudos LC300, offering Snell format and frame rate conversion for only $3,999.
• New Product – UHD-4K Downconverter: part of Snell's comprehensive IQ Modular range, the new IQQMD00 allows UHD-4K quad link signals to be down-converted for use within existing HD workflows or integrated into existing monitoring systems.
• New Product – Luna Touch-screen router control panel with Smart Search, the fastest way to control large routers.


Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

Quantel Acquires Snell
Quantel, designer and supplier of news and sports production systems and post, has acquired Snell, provider of broadcast and media technology and solu
Snell Live TV & TV Everywhere Updates Announced For NAB
Snell is to showcase new innovations across its Live TV and TV Everywhere divisions at this year's NAB show in Las Vegas, including the first applicat
Snell At IBC2013: Part 1
Snell solutions are used worldwide in broadcast media operations of every size and scale. At IBC2013, the company will feature new and enhanced produc
Disguise Opens New Production Studio In New York City
Disguise has opened a new office in the heart of New York City. Featuring a state-of-the-art virtual production space with both LED and green screen s
Snell To Display TV Everywhere Solutions At IBC 2012
Television content is increasingly being delivered to a variety of second-screen devices including mobile phones, tablets, the Web, and computers. Now
Production Company Quality Relies On Dejero Connectivity
Dejero connectivity has once again been relied upon by production company Quality, who was the host broadcaster for the historic Gulf Youth Games in A
Snell Reveals NATEXPO Line Up
Snell has revealed its portfolio of products for this year's NATEXPO show. The range includes the new ICE-LE channel-in-a-box system; the Kahuna Flare
Snell's New Centra Control And Monitoring Platform Wins STAR Award
Snell has announced that its new Centra control and monitoring solution was recognised with a 2010 STAR (Superior Technology Award Recipient) award by
New Partnerships, New Solutions And Treading New Territory At NAB, Pt 1
Looking back at NAB, Hans Hoffman, the EBU's Programme Manager of media technology and innovation, believes that the number one finding was the indust
New Partnerships, New Solutions And Treading New Territory At NAB, Pt 2
Continued from Part 1... Panasonic, somewhat swamped by Canon space wise, led with the P2 Cast cloud-based news production system (Dalet had put up a
Snell Wins Key industry Awards At 2009 NAB Show
At the 2009 NAB Show in Las Vegas, Snell walked away with several significant awards recognising the company's industry-leading technologies and custo
Snell Routers Drive Arena TV's Productions
Snell has announced that Arena Television, the UK's largest privately owned mobile TV production company, has chosen state-of-the-art routing equipmen
Snell Announces Signal Assurance And Monitoring Modules
Snell has announced its new signal assurance and monitoring modules, including a media timing solution that helps broadcasters deliver greater operati
Trantec Releases New Product 2008 Product Catalogue
Trantec, the wireless mic systems designer and manufacturer, has launched its new 2008 product catalogue. This catalogue is their most comprehensive t
Snell Introduces Format Converters For IQ Modular
Snell today announced the launch of a new series of format converters in its popular IQ Modular range. The company also launched the IQQSM range of 3G