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Appear's Contribution
Powerhouse X-Series

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ppear continues to refine its
powerhouse X-Series hardware
for contribution and distribution,
to address the current and future
compression requirements of a
continuously evolving TV market.
The X-Series, including the X10 and
X20, is a high-capacity, ultra-low
latency platform designed to address
the latest challenges facing the
distribution and contribution market.
With the continuous evolution of
video standards and compression
requirements,
Appear
continues
to improve the X-Series to exceed
all future compression needs. The
platform's latest updates further
demonstrate its utility for a broad
range of video delivery providers.
As IP network technology and
infrastructure continue to evolve,
broadcasters
require
technology
capable of distributing internal
uncompressed or lightly compressed
video contribution within the added
capacity of newer networks.

The X-Series has been developed to
exploit new opportunities driven by
the increasing deployment of ultrahigh-speed IP networks within all areas
of broadcasting.
The X-Series supports conversion
of uncompressed video between
legacy SDI and to and from SDI over
IP. This includes options to perform
"light"
compression/decompression
using intra-codecs such as TICO and
JPEG2000 or full encoding/decoding
using AVC or HEVC. Backplane latency
of less than 1ms ensures universal
applicability for virtually any video
application. This seamless delivery
also fulfils the implementation of both
current and future IP video standards,
including VSF-TR03, VSF-TR04 and
SMPTE2110.
Appear offers two chassis options

within its X-Series:
the
compact
1RU - X10 and the
capacious 2RU X20. Both options
are built around high-capacity
bus architecture that connects all
the operator's required modules. All
option modules are interchangeable
between the X10 and X20. The
Control/Switch module and the Dual
IP IO modules provide native 10G
uni-directional and bi-directional
port connectivity. The Control/Switch
module for X20 has two additional 1G
uni-directional ports.
Seamless input and cloned output
modes are supported. High data rate
interfaces such as 25G, 40G and even
100G NICs will be added on selected
future option modules when required

Evolving:
Appear X-Series

(for example to support
handling of uncompressed 4K and
8K services).
"We are continuously improving our
X-Series to ensure it can capably
handle any broadcaster's compression
requirements," says Carl Walter Holst,
CEO of Appear. "Our hardware is
modular, hot-swappable, ultra-dense
and features patented redundancy.
Our goal is to adapt and improve these
features to integrate with the newest
network and standard advancements.
We plan on showcasing why our
platform will continue to remain a
powerhouse product regardless of the
market's contribution and distribution
needs."


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