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The Cost of COTS

graphics software Singular and the
live video streaming application
Wowza. Makalu also supports dynamic
ad insertion into live OTT streams
and digital broadcasts which helps
Virtualised integrated playout systems are enabling broadcasters to
generate
additional
advertising
revenues.
shift from the playout centre to the cloud without having to redeploy,
Q.air is orchestrated with the
retool or maintain expensive, underutilised systems,
multicloud management platform
Contributing Editor Adrian Pennington reports...
Qvest.Cloud and runs on the AWS cloud
infrastructure. To complicate matters
a little, Qvest.Cloud is now being
utomation is vital for efficiency;
rebranded as qibb, the development
it has to be entirely reliable; and
for which is being handed over to
it has to be in continuing development
an independent but Qvest-owned
to meet the challenges of new formats,
company.
new platforms and new delivery
Peter Nöthen, Group CEO, explains:
requirements. Now technology has
"By transforming qibb into an
evolved to the point where it's possible
independent
company
[called
to deliver linear, non-linear and live
Techtriq], we can bundle resources
content from the public cloud. Radical
better than before. The current focus
and continuing gains in off-the-shelf
is on products for content archiving,
compute power coupled with rapidly
cloud playout and channel disaster
evolving IP standards for video and
recovery in the cloud. Further modules
audio streams is unleashing the
Pixel Power - Gallium / StreamMaster Master Control Playout
potential of virtualisation.
evaluate and execute business plans of Marina, making it easy to mirror for content production and editing
Hardware devices have been as and when needs dictate and without channel templates for simultaneous as required in fictional production or
in live sports for instance will follow
completely replaced by software having to rip and replace bare metal.
playout to SDI as well as IP.
modules,
with
SDI
transport
Gallium FACTORY, for example, will
Pebble Beach is also launching shortly."
The qibb package offers an
replaced by IP streams. This means fully automate the creation of promo new cloud-based service-oriented
the complete playout chain can be versions as well as offer nonlinear, technology platform, Oceans. This is integrated cloud app store for clients
virtualised and deployed in a private store-and-play
content
delivery intended to help broadcasters move or looking for a simple way to gradually
data centre or public cloud.
operations such as IPTV, VOD, mobile upgrade their broadcast workflows and move their IT infrastructure, software
"This technological transformation and digital viewing applications.
services into the cloud and all from a applications and workflows to the
cloud. "With qibb ultimate, third-party
opens up a world of possibilities,"
"Free of the traditional signal chain, single unified interface.
says Ciarán Doran, Exec VP, Pixel running on COTs and leveraging
"Oceans is designed to enable software products can be efficiently
Power. "For instance, using a pop- software modules to be configured and broadcast teams to handle their orchestrated, managed, and analysed
up broadcast channel you can test a reconfigured on command, Gallium complex workflows in simple and either on-premise, with a single cloud
new service for six months without FACTORY consigns automation lock-in intuitive manners, thanks to common provider, in a multicloud environment
incurring high initial start-up fees. to history."
core
services
across
multiple or in a hybrid model. System resources
With a virtualised platform you can
Most
vendors
are
launching functional
applications,"
states can be scaled according to demand as
make adjustments as you go and get to integrated open automated playout the firm. "Oceans provides greater typical for the cloud while clients have
market faster than your rivals."
systems with the flexibility to be visibility and control of the playout the full control over running processes
Pixel Power Gallium Automation deployed on-prem or in the cloud infrastructure. Regardless of scale, and user rights at all times."
Belgian media company DPG Media's
and StreamMaster Integrated Playout (or hybrids of the two). For example, Oceans will also enable broadcasters
virtual machines can be spun up to Pebble Beach's flagship automation to expand deployment as new services daily newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws
play out content in sync with the main system is Marina. Marina systems are are released and allow them to write (HLN) recently launched its new digital
facility within 15 minutes from launch, built using modular services blocks, and integrate their own functionality channel HLN Live using qibb ultimate.
Czech developer Aveco claims
he says.
so the installation can be customised. using open and secure APIs."
As with all Pixel Power solutions, Pebble Beach can provide constant
Qvest Media's cloud-based playout to be one of the industry's largest
these are enterprise scale software synchronisation with disaster recovery SaaS is called q.air. This combines independent automation providers.
ready to run on standard IT servers applications and remote devices cloud applications from various This includes the ASTRA MCR, a master
virtualised in a data centre or in the which protects the integrity and manufacturers for ingest, playout, control automation that handles onpublic cloud. Virtualised software- security of the system. Scalability is automation, and graphics in one premises as well as remote stream
centric integrated systems make guaranteed with the ability to add an scalable package. These applications splicing and cloud playout all in the
it possible, for example, for an almost unlimited number of channels, include HMS Media Solutions' playout same user interface.
For master control on-premises
automation system to master control operator positions and devices while automation Makalu, Singular.Live's
and cloud-based hybrid playout,
sophisticated graphics, switching the system remains live. Marina
Aveco has teamed with Harmonic
and server ports in a unified way also uses a single system-wide
for integration of Harmonic's
through a single interface, helping database which allows for highly
VOS 360 end-to-end video
to significantly reduce broadcasters' efficient media management.
cloud infrastructure as a service
overall equipment costs.
Orca is the vendor's virtualised
platform. ASTRA MCR manages
"Your equipment options should IP channel solution. It's a softwarehybrid on-premises and cloudnot be constrained once you have only implementation of Pebble's
based playout using a single
committed to a particular automation Dolphin
integrated
channel
user interface enabling users
platform," Doran says. "The virtualised device. Dolphin and Orca share
to manage on-air operations in
automation solution should give the same underlying architecture
Pebble Beach Systems playout at The Hellenic
multiple locations.
broadcasters the freedom to test, and operate under the control
Broadcasting Corporation (ERT) in Greece

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