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X Platform Offers Endless Possibilities
in the Fast Lane

40Gbps IP codec featuring
JPEG XS is available on
the X Platform

A

ppear TV, a leading provider of
next-generation
high-quality
video processing platforms for
broadcast and streaming, is excited
to launch a new high-bandwidth IP
codec module for the market leading X
Platform. It enables content producers
and operators to deliver light JPEG XS
compression on ultra-low-latency links
between uncompressed source and
destination devices.
Building on the success of the
compression functionality launched
earlier this year, the new module
enables encoding and decoding of
uncompressed video over SMPTE 2110,
with dual native 40Gbps interfaces and
support for 2x UHD or 6x HD encoders
or decoders. The codec delivers
JPEG XS encoding and decoding for
low latency contribution and video
networking links, and up to eight audio
essences per video stream.
"We confirm our commitment to
enable operators of the X Platform to
take advantage of the latest in high-

resolution and real-time capabilities
with the lowest possible latency,"
says Carl Walter Holst, CEO of Appear
TV. "Our modular approach allows
customers to tailor-make their units
to meet any requirement, including
high-speed IP, low latency compressed
and uncompressed video delivery, and
high-density SDI applications."
As part of the near limitless X
Platform known for its modular
software
defined
hardware, there is
no shortage of future
possibilities. New input
formats and compression
features will be released in upcoming
software releases, securing customers'
investments.
The X Platform has already achieved
a global footprint, and is used in
applications such as contribution, endto-end IP, cable, satellite, terrestrial,
IPTV and OTT. It offers encoding/
transcoding/decoding,
modulation/
demodulation
and
scrambling/

Appear TV X20 shown

descrambling, as well as advanced
processing and multiplexing. This
latest module emphasizes Appear TV's
commitment to continually improving
its technology to best support current
expectations and exceed all future
requirements.

Appear TV, based
in Oslo, Norway, is
dedicated to designing
and producing worldclass equipment and
solutions for the delivery
of professional video services.
The company's mission is to deliver
unique products that open up new
opportunities for video distribution.
We work closely with our customers
to ensure that we are at the forefront
of technology and at the same time
offer
user-friendly
equipment.

The Switch Delivers Major
Events for J SPORTS
T

he Switch has been chosen by J
SPORTS, Japan's largest sports
broadcaster, to deliver live telecasts of
major US sports directly from American
stadiums and arenas to Japanese
screens.
The Switch, which is working with J
SPORTS for the first time, has installed
a permanent transmit path from its
New York Network Operations Center
(NOC) to the broadcaster's Tokyo
facility to bring all the anticipation and
action of Major League Baseball, PGA
golf and WWE wrestling to Japanese
fans.

Nicholas Castaneda, Senior Vice
President of Sales at The Switch, said:
"Tokyo and New York are separated
by 13 hours and 6,743 miles. When
you partner with someone on the
other side of the world for live
broadcast, you need to have trust
across production, engineering and
operations. From bookings to our
master control rooms, we are thrilled
to extend The Switch network and
offerings into Tokyo with the amazing
team at J SPORTS."
The deal took effect just as MLB
restarted its 2020 season and the PGA

The Switch - decades of
video delivery experience

resumed play after coronavirus delays,
sparking huge interest in both sports
in Japan. J SPORTS, which operates
four dedicated sports channels and an
on-demand service, is relying on The
Switch's network to broadcast two MLB
games a day, multiple tournaments on
the revised PGA schedule, as well as
the weekly WWE Raw and SmackDown
matches.
"The Switch is the perfect partner for
the delivery of US sports," according to
J SPORTS. "It was vital for us to work
with a provider that has deep roots
in the US sports broadcast market
and an established reputation for the
successful transmission of top-tier
events. We wanted a company that
understands how the broadcast of
sports from US stadiums, arenas and
golf courses works and also has proven
global reach - and The Switch gives us
all of that."
The set-up and broadcast of every
game, tournament and match will be
streamlined, tested and monitored
24/7 from The Switch's New York NOC,

Nicholas Castaneda: "thrilled to extend
The Switch network"

with additional support on the ground
in Tokyo if a call-out is necessary.
J SPORTS' use of The Switch's direct
New York to Tokyo transmit path has
meant that delivery requires fewer
jumps and connections, enabling
greater certainty that feeds will be
flawless and reliable.
The second permanent path
enables access to an array of other
international sports content on an
ad-hoc basis, allowing J SPORTS to
tap into The Switch's extensive global
network - whether feeds are picked up
via New York, Los Angeles or London.


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