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Dejero to Deliver Historic Footage of Return to Human Space flight from American Soil Posted: 20/05/2020
Dejero to Deliver Historic Footage of Return to Human Space flight from American Soil

Dejero, an innovator in cloud-managed solutions that provide Emmy® award winning video transport and Internet connectivity while mobile or in remote locations, has joined a consortium of technology providers delivering a range of broadcast technology to media partners and Dejero customers, to facilitate the coverage of NASA and SpaceX’s historic May 27th launch of the first US astronauts from the United States since 2011.

Dejero’s technology will enable the worldwide distribution of feeds from multiple pool cameras positioned to cover the launch to the International Space Station. The request to support the broadcast came from a group of news organizations looking for a solution to provide dynamic launch coverage while following social distance guidelines at the NASA press site.

 

Tags: Dejero | space | human space flight | NASA | SpaceX | Kennedy Space Center | cloud-managed solutions | International Space Station | PathWay | MultiPoint | WJXT | WayPoint | Ali Hassan | WJXT/WCWJ | Robert Behnken | Douglas Hurley | astronauts | Elon Musk | MKM Marcomms
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Cinegy partners with US Broadcast to promote software-based solutions in North America Posted: 20/05/2020
Cinegy partners with US Broadcast to promote software-based solutions in North America

Cinegy, the global leader for broadcast playout software in the cloud has announced a new partnership with New Hampshire-based US Broadcast, a broadcast distributor that uses its channel marketing and technical skill sets to tailor sales for the North American market.

US Broadcast CTO Eric Pratt said, "US Broadcast is currently busy aiding resellers and customers with the technical challenges of connecting video and audio workflows, using our expertise in IP video and remote production to solve their problems. Lately, we’ve had an increase in enquiries with customers looking for help bridging the distance between contributors and production and we’re finding Cinegy’s software-based solutions are particularly relevant at this time.”

Tags: Cinegy | Broadcast Playout Software | US Broadcast | Workflows | IP | Remote Production | SRT | ingest | playout | Cinegy TV Pack | Cinegy Air PRO | Cinegy Titler | Cinegy Capture | Cinegy Multiviewer | Cinegy Live PRO IP Video Switcher | Cinegy Convert | Cinegy Player
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Anevia Adds Multi-tiered Storage to its Cloud DVR Storage Offering Posted: 20/05/2020
Anevia Adds Multi-tiered Storage to its Cloud DVR Storage Offering

Anevia announces the addition of multi-tiered storage to its Cloud DVR storage offering, Embedded Distributed Storage (EDS). This new feature makes EDS even more cost-efficient and scalable while also enabling storage in the cloud – meaning the solution becomes both flexible and elastic.

TV service providers are increasingly enriching their VOD content and need to expand their storage capacity without a commensurate increase in the number of users. The original hyper-convergent design of the scalable, high-performance EDS calls for more servers to be added to increase streaming and storage capacity in parallel. Multi-tiered storage means it is now possible to also increase storage capacity independently of streaming capacity.

With only a small fraction of the VOD catalogue being consumed regularly, long-tail content can be stored more efficiently and cost-effectively on general-purpose ‘cold storage’ support used by the IT departments. This eliminates the need to buy new servers and the related software licences, cutting both the complexity and the cost of scaling for a given number of users.

The newly introduced feature also enables object storage, which opens up the possibility of storing in the public or private cloud. This brings the advantages of scalability, flexibility and elasticity.

 

 

 

 

Tags: Anevia | OTT software | IPTV software | video compression | multiscreen IPTV head-ends | Cloud DVR | CDN solutions | VOD | cloud-native content delivery network solutions | NEA-CDN | NEA-DVR | multiscreen solutions for the delivery of live TV | streaming video | time-
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GB Labs qualifies ATTO 360 Tuning, Monitoring, and Analytics Software to achieve even faster performance Posted: 18/05/2020
GB Labs qualifies ATTO 360 Tuning, Monitoring, and Analytics Software to achieve even faster performance

The leader in intelligent storage solutions, GB Labs, has announced a development partnership with ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of network, storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions, and has qualified ATTO 360™ Tuning, Monitoring, and Analytics Software with GB Labs CORE.4 operating system.

A network built with ATTO FastFrame™ Ethernet adapters and ThunderLink® Thunderbolt™ adapters can be optimised to perform far better than what’s commonly expected of Ethernet networks. ATTO 360 Tuning, Monitoring, and Analytics Software helps users easily and quickly tune networks to achieve maximum performance.

GB Labs CEO-CTO Dominic Harland said, “Any storage system can only be as good as the quality of the connection it has to creative workstations or processing platforms. This is especially true of our high-end Space and FastNAS platforms, which are so powerful and intuitive that they can actually be let down by a substandard link to the workstations they are there to drive.”

 

Tags: GB Labs | Storage | ATTO Technology inc | connectivity | infrastructure | ATTO 360 | Tuning | Monitoring Analytics | CORE.4 ATTO FastFrame | ThunderLink | Thunderbolt | Space | FastNAS | VFX | low latency | multi-streams
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TAG Video Systems popular IP-based Webinar Series to Tackle Changing Architecture on the Fly Posted: 11/05/2020
TAG Video Systems and rsquo; Popular IP-based Webinar Series to Tackle and ldquo;Changing Architecture on the Fly and rdquo;

TAG Video Systems, the world leader in 100% SW, 100% IP, 100% COTS/Cloud, Probing, Monitoring and Multiviewing solutions, has released details of its latest webinar designed to assist broadcasters as they continue to migrate to IP. The next session, which will take place on Thursday, May 14, at 11am EST, will discuss how media companies can easily adapt their architecture and workflows to maximize business opportunities. The webinar will be hosted by Paul Briscoe, chief architect; and Pini Maron, vp professional services.

The theme of the webinar, which continues the company’s popular series of online events is: Changing Your Facility Architecture on the Fly: The New IP World.

Tags: TAG Video Systems | Multiviewers | Multiviewer technologies | Webinar | 100% SW | 100% IP | 100% COTS/Cloud | Probing | Monitoring | IP-Based Webinar
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NC State University Revolutionizes Production Facilities with IP Connectivity Posted: 06/05/2020
NC State University Revolutionizes Production Facilities with IP Connectivity

North Carolina (NC) State University has transformed its live course production capabilities with a networked video infrastructure, based on the SMPTE ST 2110 standard for connectivity, around its campuses in Raleigh, N.C. Technology from Imagine Communications is at the heart of NC State DELTA (Distance Education and Learning Technology Applications) providing a quantum leap in capacity and operational efficiency.

DELTA already had dedicated fiber runs linking their centralized operations center located in Ricks Hall Annex with six other buildings on the main campus and two additional buildings located up to 10.5 kilometers (6.5 miles) away on their Centennial Campus. Fiber links were being used simply as single-mode, point-to-point connections, providing the capacity for just four video signals per classroom transmitted back to the operations center. In addition to replacing systems that were beyond end of life, it was important to DELTA to provide much greater capacity if it was to meet its commitment to the wider university community for high-quality educational media supporting distance learning in an efficient, effective and service-oriented environment. For the year 2018-2019, this included more than 130 live courses and greater than 7,000 hours of classroom recordings, to support almost 50,000 students enrolled in online and distance learning courses.

The new system uses just 16 fibers to provide extensive networked capability, leaving 20 strands from the original installation free for future expansion. By taking a networked IP approach, the new system gave the DELTA team the capability of 32 x 32 HD signals from each remote building. This is achieved thanks to bidirectional 100 gigabit ethernet capacity across the fiber network.

 

Tags: Imagine Communications | NC State University | porduction facility | IP connectivity | COTS solution | North Carolina | SMPTE ST2110 | DELTA | Magellan SDN Orchestrator | EPIC MV Multiviewer | Cisco | Tony Pearson | Cassidy Phillips | MKM Marketing Communications
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4K in and 4K out Make Cobalt 9971 Multiviewer the Only Choice for High End TV and rsquo;s New Production Truck Posted: 28/04/2020
4K in and 4K out Make Cobalt and rsquo;s 9971 Multiviewer the Only Choice for High End TV and rsquo;s New Production Truck

High End TV, a premiere video production company specializing in multi-camera systems for broadcast and high-profile entertainment events, has tapped Cobalt Digital’s card-based platform for 4K HDR Multiviewer and HDR conversion solutions in its newest truck. Symphony, High End TV’s most sophisticated endeavor to date, is fully fabricated with 4K HDR technology and will be rolling out with Cobalt® Digital’s 4K in and 4K out 9971-MV6-4K Multiviewer and 9904-UDX-4K HDR processor on board. Cobalt is an industry-leading designer and manufacturer of award-winning edge devices for live video production and master control. The Company is also a founding partner in the openGear® initiative.

Tags: Cobalt Digital | Adam Mills | Cobalt’s 9971 | Multiviewer | openGear | 9971-MV6-4K | 9904-UDX-4K HDR
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Work from home options available for Mediaproxy monitoring systems Posted: 28/04/2020
Work from home options available for Mediaproxy monitoring systems

Mediaproxy, the leading provider of software-based IP broadcast solutions, is helping its customers ensure their output of the highest technical quality at a time when many operational staff are having to work from home. The company's compliance analysis and logging systems can be accessed remotely using laptop computers to allow all confidence monitoring to be carried out.

The coronavirus crisis has made broadcasters dramatically reassess not only how programs are produced, but also how distribution operations are managed. The move to both IT and IP-based broadcast infrastructures had already made it possible for technicians to access systems from wherever they are. This option is now widely available, meaning broadcast centers can still run efficiently, while, at the same, time allowing self-isolation and social distancing guidelines to be observed.

Tags: Mediaproxy | LogServer | Logging | Monitoring | Analysis | Compliance | OTT | Streaming | Hybrid Multiviewer | SMPTE | 4k | HDR | 8K | Workflows | Remote Working | COVID-19
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TAG Video Systems Next Webinar to Cover Live Production Multiviewing on the Cloud Posted: 27/04/2020
TAG Video Systems Next Webinar to Cover and ldquo;Live Production Multiviewing on the Cloud and rdquo;

Probing, Monitoring and Multiviewing solutions, continues its popular webinar series with a session that will delve into the nuts and bolts of “Live Production Multiviewing on the Cloud”.

The Company is extending an invitation to the broadcast community to tune-in on Thursday, April 30, 2020, at 11:00 am US Eastern Time and join co-presenters Paul Briscoe, chief architect, and Ilan Torbaty, VP of global technical operations, as they explain how broadcasters are implementing cloud-based multiviewing for live production. Paul and Ilan will cover technical requirements, common challenges, and the solutions being used to take full advantage of this model, followed by a Q&A.

Tags: TAG Video Systems | Multiviewers | Multiviewer technologies | Webinar | 100% SW | 100% IP | 100% COTS/Cloud | Probing | Monitoring
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TAG Video Systems and VidOvation Announce Technology Partnership Posted: 16/04/2020
TAG Video Systems and VidOvation Announce Technology Partnership

TAG Video Systems, the world leader in 100% SW, 100% IP, 100% COTS Probing, Monitoring, and Multiviewing solutions, and VidOvation, a major technology and systems integrator, have announced a technology partnership aimed at bringing the most advanced solutions and support to clients navigating the transformation to IP workflows. Kevin Joyce, TAG’s Zer0 Friction Officer, revealed details of the agreement from the company’s world R&D headquarters in Tel Aviv.

“The acceleration to 100% COTS/Cloud IP workflows has significantly increased the demand for TAG’s Video Solutions. With the launch of our Zer0 Friction strategy, we need partners that understand and support IP workflows more than ever,” said Joyce. “Jim Jachetta and his team of IP workflow experts at VidOvation are the perfect partners at the perfect time. Together, we will provide our clients with the foundation and support they need to transition to IP, which is the ideal infrastructure for a remote work environment.”

According to Jachetta, EVP of Engineering and CTO, VidOvation; “VidOvation is excited to integrate TAG Video Systems’ IP monitoring, probing, and Multiviewer technology into our customers’ workflows and ecosystems, giving them the ability to monitor and troubleshoot complex IP production, contribution, OTT, and distribution workflows at any point in their systems. TAG solutions will also give our customers the capabilities they need to probe and diagnose the implementation of at-home remote production, transport over managed and unmanaged networks such as the public Internet and cellular for contribution, and then achieve the same visibility for OTT, CDN, and distribution.”

Tags: TAG Video Systems | Multiviewers | Multiviewer technologies | Kevin Joyce | Jim Jachetta | Zer0 Friction | VidOvation
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TAG Video Systems Releases Webinar Series Highlighting Best Business Practice in the Transition to IP Posted: 14/04/2020
TAG Video Systems Releases Webinar Series Highlighting Best Business Practice in the Transition to IP

TAG Video Systems, the world leader in 100% SW, 100% IP, 100% COTS/Cloud,

Probing, Monitoring and Multiviewing solutions, has released details of its continuing webinar series designed to bring real life solutions to the challenges facing broadcasters as the industry migrates to IP. The next session, scheduled for Wednesday April 15, 2020, at 11:00am US Eastern Time will tackle the business end of the IP transition delving into financial benefits and profitability, the move to OPEX, new Zer0 Friction BUSINESS model, the impact of OTT and Cloud technology and more. Abe Zerbib, TAG CEO and Kevin Joyce, TAG Zer0 Friction Officer will serve as co-hosts.

Attendees will enjoy detailed discussion focusing on: “The Business of IP: The Profit Behind Your Transition to IP”

 

Tags: TAG Video Systems | Zer0 Friction Customer Experience | Multiviewers | Webinar Series | Multiviewer technologies | Kevin Joyce | Abe Zerbib
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Hiltron Completes Fully Integrated TVRO Platform Control System for Nilesat Posted: 08/04/2020
Hiltron Completes Fully Integrated TVRO Platform Control System for Nilesat

Hiltron Communications announces the completion of a custom-designed turnkey TVRO satellite platform for Nilesat, one of the largest Middle East telecommunication networks. The new installation is a fully L-band-over-fibre integrated downlink which covers all mediator satellites in the range from 30° west to 100° east, operating in C and Ku bands simultaneously.

"Located at our ground station in Giza, the new downlink gives us the reliability and flexibility we needed for backing up our existing fixed TVRO antennas," says Nilesat Head of Ground Segment Engineer Osama Tantawy. "Incoming signals from all antennas on the new platform, 32 feeds in total, are connected to the master control room via fibre-optic links. Hiltron has produced and integrated a complete solution including its HMCS monitoring and control software. The company worked closely with us from initial design right through to factory acceptance test, onsite installation, commissioning and training. The project was completed successfully and on time thanks to the experience and teamwork of everyone involved."

 

 

 

Tags: Hiltron GmbH | Hiltron Communications | turnkey satellite systems integrator | DVB MPEG DSNG systems | L Band and IF Band fibre-optic systems | DVB-T encoding and multiplexing headends | ATM/SDH/PDH/IP transport networks | DVB-S/S2 satellite uplinks | VSAT system
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TAG Video Systems Introduces Next Generation Approach for Media and Entertainment Industry to Deploy, Operate and Acquire Broadcast Technology - Zer0 Friction Posted: 02/04/2020
TAG Video Systems Introduces Next Generation Approach for Media and amp; Entertainment Industry to Deploy, Operate and Acquire Broadcast Technology - Zer0 Friction

TAG Video Systems, the world leader in 100% SW, 100% IP, 100% COTS/Cloud, Probing, Monitoring and Multiviewing solutions, is reassuring broadcasters, during this time of heightened news and media consumption, that global operations are uninterrupted, and in fact strengthened by the Company’s Zer0 Friction business strategy – an industry First.

Zer0 Friction takes broadcast technology to the next level; leveraging TAG’s unique ability to handle both compressed and uncompressed formats. Supporting all major industry standards such as SMPTE 2110, 2022-6/7, JPEG 2000, MPEG TS, DASH, HLS and CMAF. TAG’s solution can be applied to all four major broadcast applications: Live production, Playout, Delivery and OTT. Zer0 Friction allows clients the operational agility to manage the software across applications and locations, thus maximizing asset utilization.

“For years the industry has expressed concerns about the low utilization of broadcast technology,” stated TAG’s Zero Friction Officer Kevin Joyce. “In many cases systems are being used less than 30% of the time. With Zer0 Friction TAG’s customers are no longer restricted in how they use our multi-functional applications, where they use them across their ecosystem, or when they use them. Broadcasters can now use a Multiviewer for live production in a facility in London and as soon as they are done, applying the license to probe for errors in a OTT facility in New York. Finally, the clients will be unrestricted operationally and financially to deliver the best possible content to consumers with…… Zer0 Friction”

 

Tags: TAG | TAG VS | TAG Video Systems | MultiViewer | Zer0 Friction | MultiViewing
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NativeWaves Appoints Eva Wimmers As Its New CEO Posted: 02/04/2020
NativeWaves Appoints Eva Wimmers As Its New CEO

Broadcast technology solutions provider NativeWaves GmBH has appointed telecommunications executive Eva Wimmers as CEO.

Ms. Wimmers has over 24 years of experience as an executive in the technology and telecommunications industries, most recently as President of Huawei/HONOR Europe and Vice President of HONOR Global. Prior to joining Huawei in 2016, she held senior positions at companies including T-Mobile and Deutsche Telekom (DT). During her five years at DT, she was the company’s Chief Procurement Officer, managing a €30 billion annual budget and leading a team of 2,500 people in 50 countries.

A founding investor in and former vice-chair of the NativeWaves advisory board, Ms. Wimmers has extensive experience working with technology start-ups, focusing on developing teams and strategies. Wimmers will continue to serve in board positions with various Tech and consumer companies. Educated in Europe and the US, she holds degrees in law, business management and marketing from Frankfurt, Webster, and San Diego Universities. Wimmer speaks five languages.

 

 

Tags: NativeWaves | Eva Wimmers | Multiscreen Delivery
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Edgeware adds automated QoE optimization to its multi-CDN control platform StreamPilot Posted: 25/03/2020
Edgeware adds automated QoE optimization to its multi-CDN control platform StreamPilot

Edgeware has today announced the addition of its automated optimization capability to its multi-CDN control platform StreamPilot. Referred to as AutoPilot, the feature gives broadcasters and content providers the option to automatically perform actions triggered by StreamPilot’s real-time session data when using a multi-CDN set-up

StreamPilot, which was launched at IBC in September 2019, has raised significant customer interest and rendered several trial projects. Insights from these customer discussions are now channelized into the new AutoPilot capabilities.

The AutoPilot feature identifies and automatically presents a unified view of problems that could affect users’ quality of experience, independent of which CDN is delivering the TV service to the viewer. The issues presented can be related to the device, delivery CDN, ISP or the content itself. The data is processed, grouped and presented with a classification on severity level.

By giving users the unique capability to automatically – or manually – mitigate the problems through actions such as selecting another CDN for the delivery, StreamPilot meets a growing demand from broadcasters and content providers to automatically optimize delivery, rather than presenting the data for them to then analyse and act upon.

Tags: QoE | multi-CDN | broadcast | content | automation
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