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PlayBox Neo Powers Playout System
Expansion at TBN Africa
P

layBox Neo announces
the
completion
of a system upgrade
and expansion at the
Johannesburg studios of
TBN Africa. TBN Africa is
part of Trinity Broadcast
Network, the world's largest
religious television network.
Supplied and integrated
in
primary-plus-backup
configuration by PlayBox
Neo's Johannesburg-based
distribution partner Pro
Sales Broadcast, the original
system went live in Q2 2018 for viewers
in more than 54 countries across the
continent. 
TBN Africa produces a variety of
programs which are integrated with
selected content from the network's
headquarters in California and around
the world. Its playout system is based
on AirBox servers which provide the
freedom to preschedule in advance
of transmission while retaining the

ability to over-ride with live content
whenever required. Upgrading to
latest-generation
AirBox
Neo-20
makes the workflow even more
efficient, including full support for HD
and the potential to playout in UHD.
" The expanded PlayBox Neo system
at TBN Africa includes a new fully
redundant playout channel comprising
two AirBox Neo-20 servers, " comments
Pro Sales Broadcast Managing Director

Jonathan Sack. " A special
requirement for this
project was the need to
configure the playout
servers to convert SCTE
104 insertion cues to
the SCTE 35 protocol.
This was handled as
a
software
process
and integrated closely
with the PlayBox Neo
platform. Each server
incorporates
TitleBox
Neo-20
graphics
preparation
software
and a SafeBox Neo transfer engine.
New content arriving in any of the
source watch-folders is automatically
copied by SafeBox Neo for secure
pre-transmission. Content, playlist,
CG templates, subtitle list and
metadata files are held in relevant
folders for final manipulation and
then actual delivery. An automatic
failover switch constantly monitors the
primary server output and selects the

secondary server if a significant fault is
detected. Both servers are connected
to a ListBox Neo-20 preparation
workstation which provides all the
facilities needed for schedule creation
and playlist editing. The result is low
stress or in fact no stress. "
" Customer continuity is always
a healthy sign that we have the
right solutions to support our user
base, " adds PlayBox Neo CEO Pavlin
Rahnev. " TBN has proved a highly
professional partner over the years
and we are pleased to be assisting
both its established and expanding
operations. "

Leader Launches LVB440 High Bit-Rate
IP Packet Monitor
L

eader Electronics announces a new
addition to its range of video and
audio test equipment. The LVB440 IP
Analyzer allows efficient analysis of
SD, HD, HD HDR, 4K and 4K HDR data
flow over media networks of any size.
Designed to monitor and analyse
high-bitrate
media
traffic
in
broadcast production studios, OB
vehicles, master control facilities and
transmission networks, the analyzer
supports data rates of 10, 25, 40 and
50 gigabit/s, extending up to 100
gigabit/s via dual interfaces. The core
processor is more than capable of
handling the 48 gigabit/s data rate
required for full bandwidth source 8K.
Housed in a compact 1 U chassis, the
LVB440 is controlled via an HTML-5
web browser and provides full support
for up to eight local or remote users. It
gives production teams the resources
needed to perform real-time checks on
large numbers of streams and multiple
resolutions in parallel at multiple
locations. Operators gain the ability

to survey every media
transport layer of an IP
network simultaneously, Front panel of Leader's new LVB440 high bit-rate IP analyzer, and an example of the instrument view
allowing issues to be rectified
standard for audio over IP
before they impact the quality
and audio over Ethernet
of service experienced by
interoperability is supported. 
program viewers.
Included as standard with
When connected to primary
the LVB440 is the Widglets
and
secondary
networks,
API HTML5 video monitor
the LVB440 can monitor
which allows the LVB440 to
and analyse redundancy within the can be displayed. Also provided are be deployed for wider applications.
SMTPE ST 2022-7 standard which is traditional colorimetry measurement Waveforms from multiple cameras
used to ensure seamless protection tools, including a vectorscope with ITU can be supervised via a single HTML5
switching. Tools are also provided for Rec. 601, 709 and 2020 compatibility video monitor view. The resultant data
Precision Time Protocol clock analysis, for checking chroma saturation issues can be shared by production team
including clock source detection, that can arise in mixed standard and members co-operating across multiple
timing accuracy and individual flow HDR environments.
locations.
path-latency. SMPTE ST 2110, ST
A flow-overview function allows
Available as an option, the
2022-6, and ST 2059-2 PTP standards any data flow or signal stream on a Instrument View Engine allows a
as well as Networked Media Open network to be bonded into a single user's 11 inch Apple iPad Pro mobile
Specifications are also supported.
viewing configuration comprising workstation to be deployed as a
Intuitive packet display analytics video, audio and ancillary data. This colour-accurate touch panel. The
including single or multiple stream combination can then be stored as kit provides advanced analytics,
correlation allow operators to identify a preset for later recallUp to eight making the LVB440 easy to use
errors quickly and easily. Media stereo-pair audio channels can be in any production
metadata and deep packet analytics metered and monitored. The AES67 environment.


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