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InMedia

PlayBox Technology AirBox Neo
Redefines CIAB

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layBox Technology has announced
major additions and refinements
to the feature set of its Neo channel-ina-box playout platform at IBC2016.
"This will be the first time we
have exhibited AirBox Neo at IBC,"
commented
PlayBox
Technology
President Don Ash. "Used by over
16,500 television and branding
channels around the world, AirBox
is one of the most successful playout
platforms in the entire history of
broadcasting.
"The most recent updates to AirBox
Neo add compatibility with Microsoft
Windows 10 running on the latest
certified Intel CPUs including the
sixth generation Core I7 and the Xeon
Processor E5 v4 Family.
"Other new additions include
advanced
automation,
ingest
control for CaptureBox Neo, Service
Description
Table
support
on
streaming outputs, automatic playlist
export on playlist changes, extended

third-party playlist import plus support
for closed-caption data from MXF
files."
"We have also extended the
capabilities of other products in the
Neo product series," adds PlayBox
Technology CEO Pavlin Rahnev. "These
include NewTek NDI support for
TitleBox Neo, external control from
AirBox Neo for CaptureBox Pro Neo,
expanded external control capabilities
for ProductionAirBox Neo and support
for custom metadata from AirBox Neo
within Multi Playout Manager Neo."
Available exclusively from PlayBox
Technology and its regional partners,
the PlayBox Neo suite is based around
the AirBox Neo playout server.
Designed for 24/7 unattended
operation, it can also be operated
manually - including the ability to
handle live-to-air throughput. AirBox
Neo supports UHD, HD and SD in a
single server.
TitleBox Neo provides a wide

range of interactive on-air graphics
and titling capabilities which can
be manipulated live. It includes
substantial
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

File Transfers Fast
Enough For Usain Bolt
FileCatalyst is showcasing Rio Games-tested technology...

F

or Usain Bolt, the
speed
required
to bring home the
Gold is 9.83 seconds
per 100 metres. For
FileCatalyst,
the
Emmy® award winning
pioneer in managed file
transfers and worldleading
accelerated
file transfer solution,
success is achieved at
FileCatalyst Workflow
10Gbps.
When 29-year-old Usain Bolt breezed time was one of the highlights for
across the finish line, securing the NBC's viewers. To make the magic
gold medal for Team Jamaica and happen, FileCatalyst was employed
cementing his title as the world's to accelerate NBC's digital file
fastest man, an estimated 35 million delivery from various locations in Rio
viewers watched with bated breath, to their headquarters in Stamford,
tuning into NBC Olympics live coverage Connecticut.
from Rio.
So how did FileCatalyst do it? NBC
With Rio being only one hour ahead Olympics filmed an average of 6,755
of Eastern Standard Time, watching hours of coverage across 11 NBC
sports history unfold in near real- Universal platforms from six event

venues in Rio, using 250
HD Sony cameras. These
massive uncompressed
videos were transferred
as growing proxy files
using
FileCatalyst
technology over a 5 Gbps
line to Stanford, CT. The
low-resolution
proxy
files were edited in realtime and the required
hi-resolution files were
then moved across the
link from Rio as needed. This timely
delivery of content was critical to
NBC's production workflow, enabling
editing in near real-time and delivering
the most memorable moments of the
Games faster than viewers could tweet
#PhelpsFace.
To monitor the thousands of file
transfers from multiple NBC locations
in Rio, FileCatalyst made extensive
updates to FileCatalyst Central - a

IBC debut for AirBox Neo

a new graphic interface plus new
significantly faster processing for
moving primary or copied content
to the playout and central storage
servers. A new workflow routine
protects content against unauthorised
deletion.
Multi Playout Manager (MPM) Neo is
a fully assignable monitoring, control
and viewing system with user rights
management for single or multiple
AirBox Neo channels, from one or
more PCs connected locally or from
anywhere in the world via a web
browser.
web application used to monitor an
organisation's entire FileCatalyst
deployment. The updated v3.7 gave
NBC an unprecedented level of control
over their transfers with an advanced
real-time statistics engine, and an
updated interface with an intuitive
global map view of all interconnected
FileCatalyst
server
and
client
applications.
With Rio being celebrated as the
biggest Games in history, with over
10,500 athletes competing in 306
medal events, FileCatalyst and NBC's
broadcasting prowess was pushed
to the limits. When FileCatalyst first
supported NBC during their coverage
of the Sochi Winter Games in 2014,
they moved an estimated 3 TB per
day. FileCatalyst estimates their daily
delivery was 10 to 15 TB a day, using
four FileCatalyst Direct servers and
12 FileCatalyst HotFolders. Over the
15 days of official coverage that's
about 200 TB of high resolution video
- a personal best for the FileCatalyst
team.
Stop by the FileCatalyst stand and
get a demonstration of the technology
used by NBC Olympics in Rio and to
learn more about the FileCatalyst suite
of products.
Visit us in Hall 7 - stand H37.
www.filecatalyst.com


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