IBC Show Previews A – B

Amagi – Stand 5.C62

We are excited to be at IBC 2021 and would love to see you there! Join us to explore the limitless possibilities to thrive in a multi-screen world.

Who we are

Amagi is a global media SaaS leader, enabling media companies around the world to create, distribute and monetize live, linear and on-demand content across a wide range of platforms. Our key strengths include:

– Unified cloud workflows for cable and OTT distribution
– 50+ FAST platform partnerships
– 100+ platform partnerships globally
– 2000+ channel deliveries
– 25 billion ad opportunities​​​
Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to change the face of broadcasting, together!

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ATEME – Hall 1, booth D71

What do you need when building a streaming platform?You need a solution that can deliver a high quality of experience with low latency and high video quality to boost your engagement with subscribers – and that is ready for 5G and edge processing to acquire new viewers. A solution that can scale up easily as your subscriber base grows, in terms of both processing and Cloud DVR storage capacity. A content-aware, elasticCDN that reduces your operational costs and your environmental footprint with greater efficiency, while meeting your subscribers’ viewing expectations. And you need to be able to monetize your OTT service with server-sideDynamic Ad Insertion.But… where can you get all that? With ATEME!Meet ATEME at IBC to discover our cutting-edge, future-proof streaming solutions.

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Atomos – Stand 11.c10

The evolutionary change of Atomos is really reflecting the evolution of the content creator. The pandemic has changed the way we all engage with video, making it ever more present in our daily lives, and as a technological innovator, Atomos continues to create new products and standards for video. This years’ IBC show will offer a first hand experience to the range of products that the company has released over the last months, including the NEON, the Ninja family product range, AtomXCast and the Shinobi 7.

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Black Box – Stand 8.B55

Meet Black Box design experts at IBC2021 to learn more about and discuss how Black Box high-performance KVM solutions for centralized control rooms and remote production provide new and optimized workflows and secure remote access.

Black Box invites visitors at IBC to meet with its KVM experts on-site to discuss the following new additions to the Emerald product family being launched by the company in December:

NEW: Black Box Emerald GE PCoIP Ultra Gateway
The latest addition to the Black Box Emerald family, Emerald GE is the industry’s first and only solution that leverages cutting-edge technology to enable multiple users to connect simultaneously and control a virtual machine (VM) just as they would a physical system. Emerald GE has incorporated PC-over-IP (PCoIP) and PCoIP Ultra technology to support VM sharing and to ensure a secure, high-definition and highly responsive computing experience. Unlocking collaboration across physical and VMs, Emerald GE empowers broadcasters to work together more efficiently in remote production scenarios.

ZeroU DisplayPort Transmitter for Emerald Unified KVM Designed for broadcast applications where space and weight are key!The new Emerald ZeroU DisplayPort transmitter from Black Box is just a little bigger than a smartphone and works with any Emerald receiver to give users a seamless desktop experience anywhere on a TCP/IP network. Supporting visually lossless, full-HD DisplayPort video up to 1920 x 1200 and requiring less than 40 Mbps of bandwidth for 1080p video, the transmitter brings high-performance connectivity to a wide variety of applications, including broadcast, postproduction and more.

Black Box Emerald VUE Video Processor
Emerald VUE is a new KVM Switch that addresses broadcasters’ need for advanced 4K image processing and robust system switching with instant responsiveness. Emerald VUE enables the operation of multiple DisplayPort computers from a single console while facilitating simultaneous monitoring of four video sources spread across two screens. The multiview KVM switch delivers exceptional 4K60 image quality and allows users to arrange windows either freely on the screen or in preconfigured screen layouts such as full screen, quad view or picture in picture (PiP). Real-time switching between sources via keyboard, API or GPIO gives producers, engineers and editors convenient control over the production process.

All of these newest additions to the Emerald family work with the company’s Emerald KVM-over-IP Extension and Switching solutions as well as with the Black Box Boxilla Management System. Black Box Emerald Unified KVM platform gives broadcasters and other users the exceptional flexibility and network security essential to state-of-the-art KVM extension and switching. The low-latency, low-bandwidth, high-performance Emerald 4K and HD transmitter-receiver pairs connect workstations with remote computers, servers and virtual machines over IP, while the Boxilla KVM Manager provides an intuitive interface for monitoring Emerald system performance, configuring proactive security alerts, checking on real-time device status and identifying active devices, connections and users, as well as their current bandwidth usage. It is a solution that lowers users’ cost of ownership, enables greater workflow optimization and helps preserve existing IT investments.

Black Box MCX AV-Over-IP Distribution
Designed for control rooms, MCX distributes and extends zero-latency 4K video and audio to an unlimited number of displays or a video wall over a 10 GbE infrastructure. As part of the SDVoE ecosystem, this robust video distribution system allows AV and data payloads to exist on the same IT network, which significantly reduces network management time and costs.

While enabling truly converged network AV, Black Box MCX ensures zero latency, uncompressed 4K video and high-quality analogue, digital and Dante audio with instantaneous switching and bandwidth efficiency.

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Broadpeak – Booth 1.B79

At IBC2021, Broadpeak will highlight solutions designed to transcend quality of experience (QoE) expectations for video streaming. With Broadpeak’s CDN solutions, content providers and pay-TV operators can deliver a QoE on par with Netflix and future-proof their video delivery operations.

“We are excited to be back at IBC and look forward to meeting our customers, partners, and colleagues face to face at one of the industry’s biggest events,” said Jacques Le Mancq, CEO at Broadpeak. “Video delivery is changing, and IBC2021 is the perfect opportunity for us to share how Broadpeak’s CDN technologies are continuously adapting to these changes. At our stand we’ll be showcasing our origin and cloud PVR solutions, as well as demonstrating advanced CDN, multicast ABR, and ad insertion innovations for improving video service quality of experience and monetization.”

Key highlights at the show will include: Open, Dynamic and Elastic Advanced CDN Today’s content providers and network service providers need a CDN that can adapt to the context of the situation while ensuring superior quality. At IBC2021, Broadpeak will demonstrate how its advanced CDN is future-proofed for video delivery by leveraging an open, dynamic, and elastic architecture.

  • Openness: Broadpeak’s CDN solution allows the delivery of third-party content, such as HBO Max, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, and DAZN.
  • Dynamicity: With Broadpeak’s CDN, service providers can dynamically optimize traffic and QoE thanks to powerful analytics and a new centralized steering center. The steering center enables service providers to constantly adapt to the streaming context and enjoy a unique set of features including network-controlled ABR streaming technology (S4Streaming), multicast ABR, fast zapping, and seamless fail-over.
  • Elasticity: Broadpeak’s CDN provides unparalleled elasticity for video distribution. All of the features and components on Broadpeak’s CDN are available as containers orchestrated via Kubernetes to adapt the topology to the actual consumption.

Broadpeak will offer several live demos of its CDN at IBC2021, including:

  • Context-aware CDN with a steering center where operators can control what CDN features are being used for each session with a very fine granularity based on the request characteristics
  • Open caching based on SVA APIs for streaming Disney+ content
  • Video analytics for maximizing the quality of service and gaining better control over the video system with A/B testing

Multicast ABR (mABR)
Broadpeak will highlight its widely deployed nanoCDN solution at IBC2021. nanoCDN brings scalability and low latency to the live multiscreen video delivery environment. During the show, attendees can stop by the Broadpeak booth to see how nanoCDN benefits video service delivery and supports the latest trends in live sports rights acquisition and streaming, with real-world examples, such as DAZN for the Serie A in Italy.

Ad Insertion
At IBC2021, Broadpeak will showcase its ad insertion solution for monetizing live, cloud DVR, and VOD content on every screen. Broadpeak’s BkYou ad insertion solution includes fast offline ad transcoding, robust security and anti-fraud, and server-side ad insertion capabilities with detailed client-side reporting.

By bringing together the efficiency of mABR for linear distribution with the level of personalization that ABR natively enables, Broadpeak’s ad insertion solution enables operators to implement targeted ads on the main screen, where it matters most economically.

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Bridge Technologies – Booth 1.A71

Bridge Technologies has announces its intention to demonstrate the new HDR capabilities of its award winning VB440 at IBC 2021. These new functionalities will allow production professionals to monitor and visualize both HDR and SDR production outputs from anywhere in the world using only an HTML5 browser, thus eliminating the need for specialist HDR-enabled monitors and equipment.

Built as a monitoring solution for IP and SDI/IP-encapsulated production environments, the VB440 delivers ultra-low latency analytics of compressed and uncompressed data to provide creatives and technicians alike with the deep insight they need to ensure error-free delivery of live and recorded broadcast, from any remote location across the globe.

In relation to the addition of HDR functionality, the VB440 starts from the point of being able to identify the type of coded stream coming in, be this HLG, PG, S-Log3, or a number of other standards, either through manual setting or through automatic recognition from ancillary data or NMOS signalling data. The user is then able to access any of the existing wide range of waveform scopes within the VB440 and apply them to this HDR stream. In addition though, the Graticule has been adjusted to accommodate the needs of HDR more comprehensively, including not only IRE but NITs graticules, as well as an ability to adjust Graticule sensitivity.

Furthermore, an HDR CIE Chromaticity scope has been added which demonstrates the full colour gamut of a given video, and provides a number of options in order to suit the user’s need. Of course, since HDR still represents a transitional standard that has not fully penetrated the market, the VB440 also facilitates data and image visualization according to SDR parameters.

Whilst these data visualisations are key, what is most fundamental about the HDR capabilities of the VB440 is its ability to give a visual preview of an HDR output image through a non-HDR compatible browser. This is achieved by converting the specific codings of the HDR image into the sRGB colourspace of the browser, thus effectively ‘mimicking’ a localised preview of what the HDR output will be like for audiences. This is a unique and significant one-device-only capability that sets the VB440 apart from other technologies in the field, and provides unrivalled insight and control for creative production professionals.

More than this, because it facilitates full insight through any HTML5 browser with ultra low latency, the VB440 allows for full production capability to be achieved from anywhere in the world, in real time. The contribution this makes to outside, remote and distributed production cannot be understated – both in terms of facilitating exceptional production standards, but by also providing a browser-based tool, complementary to existing HDR-capable equipment.

Speaking of the new functionality, Bridge Technologies Chairman Simen Frostad said: “As broadcast technology develops, so too do viewer expectations, and with the rise of HDR-ready TVs, viewers are becoming increasingly discerning in relation to image quality. But this represents a problem in the field of broadcast production, because the ability to work with both SDR and HDR in tandem – particularly in live or remote contexts – is both challenging and potentially expensive. It is this challenge that the most recent addition to the VB440 probe addresses: a suite of unique, innovative new HDR tools which allow content producers to adapt their workflows to accommodate HDR in an efficient, accessible, intuitive and accurate manner”.

He continued: “This is just one of a range of additions we are making to the VB440 – including JPEG XS monitoring and a range of innovative audio monitoring tools – to ensure that it remains at the forefront of developing production standards, particularly those relating to ‘immersive’ viewing. We look forward to showing audiences at IBC the full potential of our award-winning IP production tool”.

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