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PPTV Deploys PlayBox Neo
AirBox CIAB System
P

layBox Neo has completed a new
AirBox Channel-in-a-Box playout
system for Plovdiv Orthodox TV (PPTV),
commissioned by the Metropolis of
Plovdiv.
The system includes a server running
Neo-19 ingest, transcoding, titling,
scheduling and transmission modules.
The new installation augments
and upgrades existing AirBox CIAB
infrastructure commissioned when
PPTV commenced broadcasting 10
years ago.
"This investment provides us with
latest-generation software running
on new dedicated hardware," said
Yuriy Todorov, Technical Director,
PPTV. "It includes many refinements
which make our day-to-day channel
management operations more efficient
than ever. Particularly appreciated is
the low-glare graphic user interface
which our presentation colleagues find
eye-friendly throughout the duration
of a working shift."
"Also appreciated is Neo-19's very

logical display structure
which
provides
the
information essential to
each phase of the content
sourcing, finessing and
scheduling process without
peripheral
distractions.
Supplementary information,
if or when needed, is easily
accessible from the main
GUI."
Todorov continued: "A
great strength of Neo-19 is
that it alerts the operator if any aspect
of a prescheduled playout process
still needs attention. The PlayBox Neo
system also gives our staff the option
of working with full automation while
retaining the ability to insert live
content whenever required."
"We are very pleased by this
continued vote of confidence in our
servers and software," added PlayBox
Neo Area Sales Manager Detelin
Georgiev. "Continuity has always
been a key theme of our product

who will also be available to provide
effective support whenever and
wherever required."
AirBox Neo is a modular system
providing
automated
content
streaming and broadcast playout
for any kind of television channel.
Its scalable multiformat
playout/streaming engine
allows a variety of media
files to be unified into a
single playlist.
Multiple
UHD/HD/
SD
SDI/IP
streaming
outputs are provided
simultaneously. Content
can be trimmed, edited or
repositioned even while
on air.
Live productions are
Playout desk at Plovdiv Orthodox TV showing
PlayBox Neo graphic interface streamlined
to allow
development strategy as this approach insertion and/or execution of various
ensures that customers can migrate to events or live streams into the playlist.
our latest-generation software without Scheduling can be performed weeks
having to relearn the entire branding in advance for automated playout/
and playout process. We advocate streaming.
Timing gaps and overlaps are
evolution rather than revolution. That
said, we have provided onsite training automatically resolved to ensure
as an integral part of this project to continuous operation even when
ensure PPTV's playout staff are fully conflicting events are detected.
proficient in all relevant aspects of Special facilities ensure uninterrupted
the system's operation. Installation operation if content files or even entire
was performed by our technical team schedules are missing or misplaced.

Final Farewell to FMB80 RDS Encoder
T

he very last FMB80 RDS encoder
has gone to Christophe Poulain,
Co-President of WorldCast Systems and
a key player in the product's worldwide
success.
Recognised and trusted for its level
of reliability and quality, it has been
on the market for over 25 years and
over 17 000 units equip broadcasters
worldwide, with a vast majority in the
United States and Europe.
"The FMB80 was developed at the
end of the '90s and I would like to
praise the engineers behind this truly
innovative product, in advance for
its time," says Christophe Poulain.
"I would also like to thank our many
clients who trusted us."
This symbolic gift marks the end
of an era and opens the way for a
worthy successor. In line with the
company's mission to continue
innovating and meeting the needs of
modern broadcasters with industryleading technology, the new Audemat
RDS Encoder is built upon WorldCast
Systems'
extensive
experience
and decades of valuable customer
feedback.

Showcasing at NAB this
year, the Audemat RDS
Encoder is currently the
only RDS encoder offering
digital
MPX/composite
over AES I/O capability,
enabling the addition of
RDS information directly
into a full digital chain.
The result - the highest
spectral purity and quality
on the market, even by
FMB80 standards. The
product also includes a
built-in FM tuner, RDS2readiness and with the
1.1.5 release, it hosts new
communication features
for higher flexibility and
ease of use.
Among
these,
the
additional
backwards
compatibility with the FMB80
facilitates the use of mixed networks
and sending of the same set of
commands.
There are also new capacities for file
configuration through FTP, enabling
compatibility with most third party

commercialised
by
WorldCast Systems and
reflects the company's
standards for system
versatility, ease of use,
and spectral purity.
See the Audemat RDS
Encoder at NAB and get
an RDS2 demonstration
on the booth.
WorldCast
Systems
engineers
highperforming, reliable and
innovative
broadcast
solutions to the Radio &
TV industry worldwide,
meeting the needs
of both international
broadcast networks and
small private stations.
Its industry leading
Christophe Poulain, Co-President of WorldCast Systems, brands include APT,
with the last FMB80 RDS Encoder Ecreso, and Audemat,
Automation Software, and easier with an extensive offer including audio
unit configuration with debugging codecs and mobile network access for
tools integrated for UECP an d ASCII remotes and OBs, FM transmitters,
commands.
RDS encoding and sound processing,
Audemat RDS Encoder is now and RF signal monitoring, test and
the unique RDS encoding solution measurement.


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