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InMedia

High Density Audio Encoder
Module For XC5X00 Platform

A

ppear TV, a leading global
provider of next-generation video
processing platforms for broadcast and
IP television, will present its new audio
processing module at IBC2016.
This new audio encoder enables
operators to integrate all of their
video and audio encoding needs into
a single solution. The compact module
is capable of encoding up to 32 stereo
radio channels in a single one-slot

Appear TV
dedicated audio
processing module

interface, making it easy to introduce
large volumes of radio services to the
service lineup.
As a part of an expanding series
of future software updates, the first
release of this new module supports
audio encoding of radio channels and
manual audio leveling adjustment. The
audio is received embedded in HDSDI/SDI and supported output formats
include MPEG-1 Layer 2, MPEG-1 Layer
3 (MP3), AAC-LC or HE-AAC v1/2. The
module has four HD-SDI/SDI input
ports. Each SDI input provides up to
eight embedded audio stereo pairs,
making the total capacity 32 stereo
radio channels. This audio
processing module
is offered in
Appear TV's
modular formfactor and can
be used with new or existing XC5X00
chassis, and in conjunction with any

other processing modules from Appear
TV's vast range of solutions.
"We are proud to introduce this
dedicated module for advanced audio
processing," says Carl Walter Holst,
CEO, Appear TV. "This new highdensity, modular audio encoder looks
to the future of broadcast services
that we seek to provide. Updates
for the software are already in the
works, as we look to deliver additional
functionality to streamline the
workflow of our worldwide customer
base."
Future updates to the software will
include additional components, such
as reception of uncompressed audio
over IP (AES67) and transcoding of
audio in incoming compressed video/
radio services with automatic audio
leveling. These enhancements will
require software upgrades only, as
Appear TV has designed the hardware
for considerable feature expansion.

Any new encoder/transcoder variants
will be implemented as a mode change
on the same hardware.
Appear TV's modular approach
enables the user to easily adopt the
system to meet future operational
requirements without having to
completely replace the system. For
those looking for a complete 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.

MediaPower Previews
NewsApp Service
The technology is readily available for the
crowdsourcing of breaking news...

T

echnology has evolved in such
a way that the transfer of data
occurs in an instant, allowing the
means to share news with a few swipes
or clicks as events unfold. But even
with technologies that allow for realtime coverage, broadcasters and news
agencies are still not immune to the
challenges of local news acquisition.
Crowdsourcing
Technologies
and Citizen Journalists: It is simply
impossible to have in-house reporters
in every possible location at any time.
Breaking news is difficult to capture
real-time if a media outlet's own
reporters are not onsite. Typically, a
news outlet would send its own crew
to where things are happening, but
this is only practical in non-marginal
situations or catastrophic events
that require immediate and ongoing
coverage.
Crowdsourcing is nothing new,

but technology has enabled it to
grow by leaps and bounds. Through
crowdsourcing, information can be
gathered from people all over with
more ease. In fact, crowdsourcing
through social media is already a
viable business model for some
industries.
Social networks, video sharing
platforms,
blogs,
and
similar
applications have already become very
big sources of information and are now
a regular part of the newsgathering
and distribution process. They have
become sources of local real-time
information. They allow news outlets
to get a local "pulse" of certain events
- from differing views to varying
sentiments. They have absolutely
affected audience engagement and
created a growing breed of new citizen
journalists.
Technology has made a lot of

these possible but the
possibilities are still endless
- from being able to sift
through a huge amount of
Citizen newsgathering at source in real-time
information, images, and
videos, to monitoring, to getting first together into a more efficient and
dibs on breaking news, or ensuring mutually beneficial newsgathering
it is reported in the most engaging or process.
dynamic way possible. Broadcasters
NewsApp addresses the challenges
and news agencies should tap into in local news acquisition. With
this potential and streamline their NewsApp, broadcasters and news
workflows to make it work for them.
networks
can
augment
their
NewsApp Sharing Service: With traditional newsgathering process by
this rise in citizen journalism and crowdsourcing news footage from the
continuously evolving technology, very people who are present when
MediaPower has set out to help breaking news happens. For citizen
make citizen journalism work for journalists, NewsApp (in the form
broadcasters and news networks by of a mobile application) gives them
developing a news sharing service a platform to reach news networks
called NewsApp.
NewsApp is a and encourages them to capture and
premiere global news sharing service submit news in real-time.
that aims to bring broadcasters,
See NewsApp at the MediaPower
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