Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share
03/02/2016

PlayBox Technology's CloudAir To Make CABSAT Debut

News Image
PlayBox Technology will debut its CloudAir and PlayBox NEO solutions at CABSAT 2016, it has been announced. The company will be represented at the show, which takes place in Dubai from 8 – 10 March, by Pavlin Rahnev, CEO, and colleagues from PlayBox Technology ME Ltd.

Exhibited as a technology demonstration at IBC in September 2015, CloudAir Channel-in-the-Cloud allows new television channels to be quickly established without the usual preliminary investment in playout infrastructure.

"CloudAir allows a new television channel to be set up in matter of seconds," explains PlayBox Technology President Don Ash. "It is designed for anyone who wants to broadcast television content, be it on a real-time 24/7 basis, a catch-up television facility, the red button element of a reality TV show or a short-running programme series such as a sports event. It can also be deployed as the basis of a highly secure disaster recovery system.

"CloudAir is about speed, unlimited scalability and easy affordability. It has the potential to empower new or existing programme streams wherever and whenever they are needed, in any standard from SD to UHD. Available on a software-as-a-service basis, it offers established broadcasters or new-start entrepreneurs unsurpassed freedom in the style and scale of their operation and in the way they fund their business.

"CloudAir is able to provide true playout with graphics on any enterprise-class blade, rack or tower server. Once the CloudAir is installed, no auxiliary hardware is required at all. CloudAir attracted a huge level of interest from multinational, national and regional broadcasters, not least as a basis for adding supplementary channels to an existing multiplex."

Also on display at CABSAT 2016 will be upgrades to the PlayBox platform – AirBox Neo, TitleBox Neo, CaptureBox Neo and SafeBox Neo. These can be combined on a modular basis to match any size of operation.

The core element of the PlayBox suite is the AirBox Neo playout server. It is designed for 24/7 unattended operation, but can also be operated manually – including the ability to handle live-to-air throughput. AirBox Neo supports UHD, HD and SD in single server.

TitleBox Neo provides a range of interactive on-air graphics and titling capabilities which can be manipulated live, and includes improvements for dealing with UHD projects as well as supporting HD and SD operation.

CaptureBox Neo allows HD or SD content to be captured from up to four video sources simultaneously. These can be monitored on a single screen and controlled via a streamlined user interface with enhanced multichannel control and operability.

SafeBox Neo replicates remote content to local playout server folders for safe transmission. It implements a new graphic interface, in addition to new faster processing for moving primary or copied content to the playout and central storage servers. A new workflow routine protects content against unauthorised deletion.

"The PlayBox Neo series is a powerful evolutionary upgrade option available to our entire user base," added Don Ash. "New features include UHD compatibility which will allow channel managers to gear for the latest generation of transmission standards as soon as they choose. PlayBox Neo also incorporates a new high-efficiency user interface plus a wide range of detailed enhancements designed to keep the PlayBox platform as the world's best-selling playout and channel branding product suite.

"Customers with valid Annual Software Maintenance & Technical Support can upgrade their existing PlayBox products to the latest Neo versions as a simple download provided their hardware is able to support it. If they contact PlayBox Technology, we will be able to analyse their system and advise relevant upgrade options."

www.playboxtechnology.com

(JP/LM)
Solidmate Ltd Memory Card Hire London

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

18/10/2016
THVL Upgrades With PlayBox Technology Neo
THVL has chosen to upgrade its broadcast offerings with PlayBox Technology Neo. THVL is one of the largest television networks in Vietnam. Its new sys
07/03/2016
US Debut For PlayBox Technology Products
PlayBox Technology will introduce its CloudAir playout and streaming platform, as well as the PlayBox Neo Channel-in-a-Nox product suite, to the US ma
28/11/2016
Successful 2016 For PlayBox Technology
PlayBox Technology has reported 2016 its most successful trading year to date, with strong demand for its television channel branding and playout solu
13/07/2016
PlayBox Neo For NTD TV Upgrade
New Tang Dynasty Television (NTD TV), a 24/7 Chinese language news broadcaster based in New York City, has upgraded the PlayBox Technology AirBox play
14/01/2016
PlayBox Technology Upgrades PlayBox Range
PlayBox Technology has released the latest updates to its PlayBox product range, including AirBox Neo, TitleBox Neo, CaptureBox Neo, and SafeBox Neo.
24/10/2017
Big Interview: PlayBox Technology
As an international communications and information technology company, PlayBox Technology serves the broadcast and corporate sectors in more than 120
24/10/2016
PlayBox To Demonstrate Neo and CloudAir At NAB New York
PlayBox Technology has announced it will demonstrate the latest additions to its range of broadcast playout and channel branding solutions at NAB New
13/10/2016
Africast Debut For PlayBox Technology Solutions
PlayBox Technology has announced that its Neo and CloudAir solutions will make their Africast debut later this month. The show takes place in Abuja, N
19/08/2016
PlayBox Technology Enhance AirBox Neo
PlayBox Technology will unveil a number of additions and enhancements to its Neo channel-in-a-box playout platform at IBC2016, Stand 8.B71. Don Ash, p
06/12/2018
UseeTV Selects PlayBox Neo
UseeTV has chosen a complete broadcast playout system from PlayBox Neo to power a new sports channel. The project included supplying, installing and c
03/10/2016
PlayBox Technology To Attend Broadcast India
PlayBox Technology has announced it will be in attendance at Broadcast India. On show will be the company's latest server-based Neo and cloud-based Cl
11/05/2016
APAC Debut For PlayBox Technology's CloudAir
PlayBox Technology has announced that its PlayBox Neo and CloudAir solutions will make their APAC debut at BroadcastAsia 2016 later this month, stand
13/06/2016
Successful BroadcastAsia2016 For PlayBox Technology
PlayBox Technology has reported a successful response to its PlayBox Neo suite, as well as its CloudAir playout solution, at BroadcastAsia2016. The tw
13/02/2018
PlayBox Technology Announce 2018 NAB Show
PlayBox Technology has announced that will exhibit the latest advances to its Neo and CloudAir broadcast channel branding and playout solutions at the
18/11/2016
Successful NAB New York For PlayBox Technology
PlayBox Technology has reported a successful NAB New York, with interest its Neo and CloudAir solutions. "NAB New York was a fantastic exhibition for