Appear TV, a global provider of next-generation head-ends for broadcast and IP television, has announced that visitors to its CSTB stand (Moscow, 28 – 30 January, stand 4.603) will see its range of head-ends that maximize power and flexibility for all operators, including cable, satellite, terrestrial, IPTV, OTT/multiscreen and digital/analogue simulcast. A highlight at CSTB is the demonstration of the latest Appear TV designed high channel-density hardware based multiscreen transcoding module providing operators with the ability to deliver live channels simultaneously to all screen formats.
“It’s our aim to provide operators with the greatest flexibility and technical evolution in simple to deploy solutions,” said Carl Walter Holst, CEO, Appear TV.
“CSTB sees us raise the bar yet again with head-ends that provide true any input / any output flexibility in a modular format. Customers can choose our head-ends with confidence knowing that, however complex their network architecture, an Appear TV head-end can deliver video from any source to any device. We continue to protect operator head-end investment by continually designing and launching new plug-in modules that will meet future trends and content formats,” concluded Holst.
At the heart of the company’s product range are the new Appear TV XC series head-end solutions, designed following a modular ‘head-end’ philosophy, which maximizes operators’ functionality, customization and flexibility. The Appear TV head-end chassis’ combine up-rated hot-swappable dual power supplies and enhanced cooling with advanced N+1, N+M redundancy capability, improved statistical multiplexing and true multi-platform multicasting capabilities in a single open standard head-end managed by a single User Interface (UI).
Additional customizable functionality is provided through a wide-variety of Appear TV designed plug-in modules, including: audio leveling, decoding, encoding/transcoding for all screen delivery, comprehensive I/O interfaces, multiplexing, multiscreen/OTT, modulation, redundancy, scrambling/de-scrambling and switching.
The advanced features of Appear TV head-end modules include: