The new X10 and X20 platforms help broadcasters adopt the many benefits of IP centric operation, in their own time and with ease. The platforms offer a programmable option with modules that easily alternate between SDI and IP in either the compressed or lightly-compressed domain. Featuring core IP security as a firewall, video monitoring, video routing and video re-multiplexing, the X10 and X20 operates as the key building blocks of an ultra-flexible, ultra-low delay, highly secured broadcast network. Being codec agnostic, it bridges both the natively encapsulated and MPEG_TS worlds. The three processing modules currently available allow users to customize a package to meet specific requirements: a high-speed IP card that delivers both compressed and uncompressed video, a high-density SDI card and a scrambling card for operations that require secure content delivery.
“The range of products on display at CSTB provide expert solutions for broadcasters who are looking to keep up with the latest transmission methods, devices and formats,” says Carl Walter Holst, CEO, Appear TV. “With traditional SDI infrastructure being gradually replaced by a generic IP infrastructure capable of handling compressed and uncompressed high quality video, broadcasters need solutions to keep up with the evolving industry. The X10/X20 platform is capable of connecting a local legacy SDI network to a new high capacity IP infrastructure. When broadcasters combine the X10/X20 platform with our existing XC5000/XC51000 platform, the resulting solution is able to transport video from content generation to end viewers.”
Also on display at CSTB ’17, will be Appear TV’s ABR system. The ABR product is an integrated software solution combining a video segmentation engine, high-performance storage, just-in-time packager, DRM engine and origin server as a suite of complementary elements. When running on a customer’s preferred server architecture the solution enables both operational capacity and redundancy provisioning to be re-defined simply by adding more hardware, either physically or via the cloud. The software supports a variety of different deployment architectures, including edge deployments without CDN support. Being encoding vendor agnostic, it also allows for seamless integration with third-party encoders.
Appear TV will have a complete XC5000 chassis on display at the show. The company’s modular approach enables the user to easily adopt the system to meet future operational requirements without having to completely replace the system. The unified head-end chassis can hold a wide range of purpose-built cards to handle reception from IP, ASI, DVB-C, ISDB-T, 8VSB, DVB-T/T2 and DVB-S/S2, descrambling, encoding/transcoding, scrambling, multiplexing and all common output formats, including IP, ASI, DVB-C, DVB-T/T2 and DVB-S/S2. The chassis can be configured and monitored using its integrated web based GUI. Additionally, the system has a completely agnostic, open architecture with interfaces that include XML, SOAP and other industry standard protocols.
Appear TV is based in Oslo, Norway, and has recently opened an additional office in Bangkok, Thailand. The company produces world-class equipment that enables operators to deliver professional broadcast services to millions of users around the globe. The company is dedicated to developing reliable, revenue-generating and innovative solutions for operators looking to deliver real-time content to the home. Appear TV headends are designed for modularity, high density, and flexibility.
Appear TV contact:
D. Pagan Communications, Inc.