PlayBox Technology announced today its entrance into the NewTek Developer Network. This enables the PlayBox Technology TitleBox IP graphics system to be fully integrated with NewTek's line of TriCaster¢ multi-camera video production systems.
A major new addition to the PlayBox Technology product range, TitleBox IP allows TriCaster operators to create and deliver high quality animated graphics. These can be used both for program titling and channel branding, with real-time on-air control. Multi-layered simultaneous crawls, rolls, animated logos, clocks and text templates can be activated by a mouse click. TitleBox IP provides total live control of all adjustable graphic parameters, including text selection, running speed and transitions. The TitleBox IP output stream is recognized automatically by TriCaster as a source for graphics overlay.
TitleBox IP can be operated via any standard desktop or laptop PC, eliminating the need for an additional server. Connecting directly to an existing network, it allows pre-constructed or live title and channel branding graphics to be streamed straight into an IP network without need for external video inputs for key and fill.
"We're pleased to welcome PlayBox Technology, an innovator and leader in broadcast playout and channel branding, into the NewTek Developer Network," said Michael Kornet, Executive Vice President of Business Development for NewTek. "This integration with TriCaster gives our customers expanded title and channel logo graphics animation capabilities."
"TitleBox is one of the most popular and successful elements of our product range, providing character generation and channel branding at thousands of sites around the world," comments Vassil Lefterov, PlayBox Technology CEO and Managing Partner. "TitleBox IP makes these capabilities available to a growing number of broadcasters who are using NewTek's TriCaster to generate and stream supplementary program content, as well as video creatives who are establishing online vertical-market television channels."
The TitleBox IP feature set includes horizontal crawling text, vertically rolling credits and messages, still and animated logo graphics, analog and digital clocks, banner slideshows and chat text with automated horizontal or vertical scrolling. Additional creative facilities include pre-constructed graphic components, video resizing (from live source or file), window-style display and website content ingest.
SocialMediaBox is a powerful add-on to TitleBox IP. Accessed via standard web browser, SocialMediaBox enables program production and presentation creators to incorporate comments from multiple social network feeds quickly and efficiently into ready-for-broadcast streams that feed into TitleBox IP for display.