Advanced Television

IBC Show Previews I – J – K


Ikegami – Stand 12.A31

Ikegami Electronics (Europe) will demonstrate the latest additions to its range of broadcast production equipment at IBC2022, RAI Amsterdam, September 9th-12th. Making their IBC debut on the Ikegami stand, 12.A31, will be the UHK-X700, UHK-X750 and UHL-F4000 cameras plus the BSX-100 UHD/HD fibre base station.“UHD, HDR, IP and HFR will be the key themes of our IBC2022 presentations,” says Michael Lätzsch, Broadcast & Professional Video Division Manager at Ikegami Electronics (Europe). “The transition from SDI to IP technology is gaining momentum, both for studio applications and in the OB sector, given the greater systemisation flexibility and easy expandability of IP. HFR shooting is additionally in strong demand, especially for slow-motion coverage of sports.”IBC PREMIERE: Ikegami UHK-X700 and UHK-X750 IP-capable UHD HDR HFR camerasThe Ikegami UHK-X700 is a robustly built camera combining high signal quality with versatile connectivity. The camera supports HFR capture for slow-motion and can be pedestal or tripod mounted or operated over the shoulder. Its front end comprises three 2/3-inch CMOS UHD sensors with a global shutter to minimise artifacts when shooting LED screens or scenes illuminated with flash or strobe lighting. Full HDR/SDR support is included plus the ability to choose between BT.2020 and BT.709 chroma spaces. HFR shooting at up to 2x speed in UHD or up to 8x in HD via the base station is possible as an option. When combined with the Ikegami BSX-100 base station or CCU-X100 camera control unit, the UHK-X700 can output UHD/HD video formats simultaneously. IP interface of video, audio and intercom I/O is available conforming to SMPTE ST.2110 standards as an option at the base station or CCU. UHD video is available as a 12G-SDI feed directly from the camera head, allowing integration into a wireless system. Weighing only 5 kg, the UHK-X700 comes with a B4 lens mount and has an optical sensitivity of F11 when operating at UHD/50p.Ikegami’s UHK-X750 full studio camera also debuts at IBC, with all of the UHK-X700’s advanced features except those that apply to portable shoulder operation. The UHK-X750 offers a lower centre-of-gravity and easier staging compared to a portable camera with telephoto lens and supporter. In addition, the Ikegami UHK-X750 full studio camera features a greater design emphasis on ease of service and cool operation.IBC PREMIERE: Ikegami BSX-100 UHD/HD multi-format fibre base stationIkegami’s BSX-100 is a UHD/HD fibre base station. It offers an efficient upgrade path for broadcasters and production companies as they progress from SDI to IP, from SDR to HDR and from HD into UHD, including HD/UHD dual-format workflow. Designed as a multi-platform unit, the BSX-100 is available for Ikegami HD and UHD camera systems, offering connectivity with Unicam HD or Unicam XE camera models, or both. SMPTE ST.2110 media-over-IP interfacing is available as an option for use across 10 GbE and 25 GbE networks. HDR video with very high quality reproduction from dark to bright areas is supported together with wide chroma gamut as standard. The BSX-100 includes HDR to SDR conversion and can be operated in any desired combination of HD or UHD resolution and SDR or HDR simultaneously. Housed in a 3U high half-rack-width low-mass unit, it is easily integrated into locations where space is limited.IBC PREMIERE: Ikegami UHL-F4000 compact multi-role UHD HDR cameraThe Ikegami UHL-F4000 is a compact and lightweight UHD HDR camera with low power consumption. With its small form factor and low weight of just 1.1 kg, it is optimised for applications such as aerial video capture and studio robotics. Features include haze reduction, image sharpening, vertical image reversal, noise removal and digital zoom. The camera head uses three high sensitivity CMOS global shutter sensors capable of capturing broadcast quality colour video across a wide range of night or day conditions, completely clear of geometric distortion and flash band effects. A 40 Gbps duplex optical fibre connection communicates between the camera head and CCU, which can be positioned up to 10 km apart. The optical fibre can be integrated into one bidirectional core via an optical circulator and passed through a single-core optical rotary joint used for a small gimbal. The CCU is compact and lightweight, simultaneously delivering HDR-compatible UHD and HD video.

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InSync Technology – Stand 7.C05

At IBC 2022, InSync Technology is highlighting its key OEM partnership agreements, including those with GrayMeta and FOR-A, in addition to its collaboration and integration with an extensive list of industry partners.InSync Technology’s hardware and software conversion products will be on display for the first time as the company focuses on raising awareness of its industry leading high-quality, motion compensating frame rate conversion as part of a wider ecosystem, alongside partners such as Dalet Amberfin, M2A, Telestream and others.

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Interra Systems – Stand 7.C05

At IBC2022, Interra Systems will showcase its innovative and award-winning content QC and monitoring solutions covering the entire gamut of content preparation and delivery, from audio/video quality checks to 24/7 monitoring, captions, lip sync, and deep-dive analysis. With Interra Systems’ QC and monitoring solutions, media companies can address the most pressing industry needs, not just in terms of audio/video quality, but also creation and management of metadata, cloud and hybrid deployment, and tools to automate media processing and verification.

“We’re looking forward to riding the momentum from a very successful 2022 NAB Show into Amsterdam for the IBC Show, which marks our first appearance at a major European event since the pandemic began. In that time, OTT video streaming has exploded, and providers are looking for solutions that allow them to launch and monitor their media content more easily and efficiently, and with better quality,” said Anupama Anantharaman, vice president of product management. “Linear and OTT consolidation, cloud infrastructure, scalability, and centralized monitoring with customization, and sports media, especially in Europe, are driving our customers toward adopting new technologies and standards. Our new products and software updates address these new requirements and offer significant improvements in terms of content quality and efficiency to help our customers set themselves apart from the competition.”

ORION Content Monitoring Suite for OTT and Linear/IP Video Ensures Better QoS/QoEAddressing a variety of cloud deployment scenarios for both live and VOD content, Interra Systems’ ORION-OTT is a comprehensive monitoring solution for live and VOD streaming. Recent enhancements to ORION-OTT include ad insertion monitoring, support for Dolby Vision and HDR, visual trending for QoS and QoE metrics, CPIX-based DRM integrations, and new audio/video quality checks. In addition, ORION-OTT now offers a flexible licensing model to accommodate dynamic bandwidth requirements, enhanced user reporting, revamped alert reports, improved recording for the entire duration of the error, a daily service availability report with outage analytics, and support for the DRMToday multi-DRM.

In addition to ORION-OTT, Interra Systems will demo its ORION solution for real-time monitoring of linear channels in an IP-based delivery infrastructure. New features include support for the monitoring of contribution stream formats (SRT/RIST), enhanced video dropout detection, additional audio quality checks (i.e., audio jitter, true peak levels, audio clipping, and stereo pair absence), CAS monitoring, HDR and ad compliance, visual trending for PMOS and blockiness, loudness reports, and user access control and secure HTTPS-based access.

New ORION 2110 Probe Simplifies IP MonitoringPart of the ORION product suite, ORION 2110 supports the SMPTE ST 2110 standard, providing broadcasters with a future-proof, end-to-end monitoring solution for ensuring exceptional video quality in an IP distribution environment. Key product features include redundancy and NMOS integration, monitoring of IP-related parameters such as jitter and packet loss, scrambling control checks, DAI custom checks for ad insertion monitoring, support for monitoring SCTE-104 ad signaling, and exportable reports and video thumbnails.

OCM (ORION Central Manager) for End-to-End Visibility of Video OCM provides enterprise-wide visibility by enabling the central management of multiple ORION linear and ORION-OTT setups present at the same or diverse geographic locations. By providing a consolidated, single-screen view of both linear and OTT workflows, OCM makes error detection and isolation faster and more efficient. OCM’s new features include smart tools and exportable reports for channel performance and alert trending; scheduled tasks to export reports; the capability to add comments regarding root causes and alert resolutions while defining maintenance downtimes to ignore unnecessary alerts; REST APIs to assure seamless third-party system integration; quality reports with daily and monthly channel availability; and outage analytics. In addition, support has been added for custom alert actions, as well as alert notifications over Slack, Microsoft Teams, HTTP Push, and more.

BATON — Optimizing QC Workflows As the media industry’s leading ML/AI-enabled automated QC platform, BATON addresses the most rigorous QC standards for quality and compliance. Recent updates to the BATON platform include enterprise-level hybrid deployments (including auto-scale, on-premises, and in the cloud), major 4K and MJPEG enhancements; new audio/video quality checks for complex content; the detection and decoding of QR codes; OAR, enhanced Cinavia, and Nielson watermark checks; IMF Application 2 Extended; PSE for HDR; enhanced foreign language support in the BATON UI; support for the Dolby Atmos master format; AC4 and FLAC audio; enhanced DCP compliance per SMPTE 428-1:2019; optimized ProRes decoding; and more. In addition, Interra Systems’ BATON Media Player offers improvements in the loading and playback performance of 4K content; support for playing media files directly from S3, Azure, GCS, and FTP content locations or through YouTube URLs; and several usability improvements.

AI-ML Enabled Solutions Under the QC umbrella, Interra Systems has exploited machine learning (ML) specifically in compliance and classification, where high accuracy can be obtained and content preparation can be made more efficient by replacing time-consuming and expensive manual processes with these solutions.

VEGA Media Analyzer (VMA) — Powerful Analysis for Next-Gen Media Workflows Interra Systems’ VMA is an industry-leading analysis platform for standards compliance, debugging, and interoperability of encoded streams. VMA now offers support for the highest number of industry compression standards. The latest ones are AV1, VVC, Dolby Vision, ATSC 3.0, Dolby Atmos, DTS Audio, DolbyE Audio, Dolby AC4, Apple ProRes, HEIF, over and above AV1, HEVC, H.264, MMT, HLS, MXF, VP9, VP8, MPEG-2, MPEG-DASH, JPEG-2K, ISM, and PCAP.

VEGA Vista, a new addition to the VMA platform, enables media companies to receive or deliver video using the MPEG-2 transport stream format. The innovative analyzer can be part of automated workflows and offers granular-level customization of parameters and checks. Comprehensive reports provide deep visibility into MPEG-2 streams and help with root-cause analysis for a few errors that can cause problems related to transmission or audio/video quality.

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Intinor – Stand 5.F59

Intinor, Sweden’s leading developer of products and solutions for high-quality video over the internet, will unveil the Intinor Direkt Link compact (mobile and backpack) alongside new features, such as AES67 support for its intercom solution, at IBC 2022. Visitors to this year’s show will also see Intinor’s market leading Bifrost and Direkt router series in action, with a range of new features now available.

The Direct Link compact is designed to meet the needs of single camera sports and news productions where a highly agile, small crew is of the essence. The system ensures a true point-to-point connection, eliminating the need for cloud subscriptions that adds cost and latency. Direct Link compact supports 4-wire intercom for comms with the master control room (MCR), return video path and features two built-in modems, with the option for additional modems to be added as required.

Like the rest of the Direkt link range, this solution relies on Intinor’s proprietary Bifrost Reliable Transport (Bifrost) protocol, which incorporates a uniquely effective forward error correction, re-sending (ARQ), adaptive bitrate as well as network bonding to ensure maximum quality, stability, and reliability of the links.

The result is more straightforward remote network management and monitoring in the field directly from the control room. As with all its solutions, Direct Link compact delivers the ultra-low latency (0.5 seconds) that is Intinor’s hallmark.

Intinor has also added full support for AES67 to its intercom solution, which will further simplify remote production and remote commentary workflows, ensuring greater levels of interoperability with customers’ existing systems.

“We have taken on board what our customers have told us and visitors to IBC 2022 will be able to see the results in our new features, as well as the latest Direkt Link compact solution,” commented Intinor’s Product manager, Roland Axelsson “We know that in today’s fast turnaround news and sports environment, journalists need a streamlined solution they can grab and run with, with nothing more complicated to do than hit the on button. We have developed a system that needs no specialist technical skill on location but still offers all the capability required to capture and create exciting content.”

Visitors to the Intinor stand will have the opportunity to see how its solutions, including the flagship Direkt router series and ground-breaking Bifrost transport protocol, deliver seamless remote production workflows. As demand for its products grow, Intinor has also expanded and extended its support service, with longer hours and 7-days a week access. “Our vision is to deliver the best and most comprehensive solution for live video over the internet, this includes us to deliv

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Irdeto – Stand 1.D51

Irdeto is the world leader in digital platform cybersecurity, empowering businesses to innovate for a secure, connected future. Building on over 50 years of expertise in security, Irdeto’s services and solutions protect revenue, enable growth and fight cybercrime in video entertainment, video games, and connected industries including transport, health and infrastructure. With teams and offices around the world, Irdeto’s greatest asset is its people and diversity is celebrated through an inclusive workplace, where everyone has an equal opportunity to drive innovation and support Irdeto’s success. Irdeto is dedicated to being the security partner to empower a secure world where people can connect with confidence.

Live Demos at the Irdeto Booth

Super Aggregator suite, the most effective way to deploy an OTT or Hybrid video platform. With Irdeto Android TV and Irdeto RDK Video Accelerator, Irdeto brings real choice to the market, by offering a deterministic path with pre-integrated, pre-tested and pre-certified security and support to deploy next generation OTT and Hybrid video platforms quickly, efficiently, and securely. Irdeto flexible approach allows operators to choose from a variety of OEM partners, SoC vendors, UX providers and app stores . As part of our demo suite, we are showcasing ACCESS NetRange App Portal that operators can consider as an alternative when integrating an app store into the RDK platform.

Irdeto App Watch, a unique solution for pay-TV operators to leverage the power of data & analytics creating new business opportunities, fighting piracy, protecting subscribers from malware and reducing TCO.

Irdeto Control, the most powerful Multi-DRM solution on the market, enabling pay-TV operators and media distributors to scale with confidence and create new content monetization opportunities. Irdeto Control concurrent stream management leverages on DRM-based licensing to create upselling opportunities and reduce revenue loss by discouraging subscriber credential sharing.

Irdeto Server-Side Ad Insertion, an innovative advertising solution to enable pay-TV operators, media owners and broadcasters to maximize the value of premium ad inventory or support ad-funded services seamlessly and at scale.

Irdeto Anti-Piracy services, a comprehensive suite of anti-piracy intelligence solutions to identify piracy trends, security weaknesses and stop illegal content distribution.

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JW Player – Stand 5.G57

JW Player (JWP), the leading video platform for broadcasters, publishers, and video-driven brands, has announced it will be unveiling a brand new end-to-end solution at IBC. This solution makes it easy for broadcasters to deliver compelling digital video experiences, accelerate their streaming strategy, and grow their business.

The complete broadcaster solution integrates 24/7 Live Channels and Studio DRM into the JWP video platform to enable broadcasters to stream videos (Live or VOD) with broadcast-grade performance. The addition of these new capabilities comes as a direct result of JWP’s acquisition of VUALTO, the leading live video streaming and DRM provider.

JWP’s innovative live broadcasting technology combined with advertising and subscription-based monetization capabilities, allows broadcasters to benefit from reduced complexity and costs related to video management while enabling them to optimize revenue.

The platform also leverages JWP’s partnership with Applicaster to allow broadcasters to develop their own custom OTT apps. Together, these new capabilities provide broadcasters with the flexibility and extensibility to easily stream Live & VOD content to any device or platform.

James Burt, SVP – Broadcast Products, JWP, said: “We’re excited to bring our new complete broadcaster solution to IBC this year. By encapsulating the full spectrum of our innovative technologies, we’re able to offer broadcasters the first complete video platform of its kind, reinforcing our commitment to our customers’ success. It is powerful enough to stream the world’s most popular events and shows to millions, yet simple enough for any broadcaster use case. Its impressive capabilities will allow broadcasters of any size to accelerate their video strategy and continue to grow their business.”

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Kiloview – Stand 7.B60

Kiloview, a provider of IP video transmission solutions, has revealed the new products it will be showcasing on its Stand 7.B60 at this year’s IBC2022, which takes place 9-12 September at the Amsterdam RAI. The company is expanding its growing ecosystem of powerful IP-based video transmission solutions with a portfolio of new technologies designed to meet the requirement for IP-capable products throughout the industry.

The new N50 is the latest in Kiloview’s powerful range of high quality, low latency NDI converters. A powerful 12G-SDI bi-directional converter for both SDI to NDI and NDI to SDI, the N50 supports the direct transmission of USB to NDI signals by integrating both NDI and NDI|HX (including NDI|HX3) into one converter. Offering excellent performance, this all-encompassing solution is intended to streamline and simplify processes in any professional IP-based video transmission environment, including broadcast, news gathering, sports and live events, as well as facilitating the transition from SDI environments to IP-based ecosystems.

Following the great success of the NDI CORE (Control, Organize, Route and Everything) and NDI Recorder products, user feedback has led the company to develop hardware versions of both products.

CUBE X1 is an embedded device focusing on NDI multiplexed distribution. The device is the light-weight version of the NDI CORE MAX, equipped with dual 10GbE NICs, which can reach 16 channels of 1080p60 resolution NDI source inputs and 32 channels of 1080p60 resolution NDI source outputs simultaneously. A built-in LCD screen allows users to check the real-time network, storage space, and CPU status of the device at any time.

Highlights include:

  • Seamless NDI Switching
  • I/O or Crosspoint Control Panel
  • Up to16x Sources input and 32x Sources output simultaneously
  • Real Display with Multiview and playlist
  • Realtime system status display
  • Role and permission management
  • Turnkey solution, plug and play with high reliability

There is also a new hardware version of the popular NDI Recorder software – CUBE R1. The CUBE R1 offers up to 4Kp60 preview and recording; up to 9 CH video preview and recording in synchronised status; 1/4/9 multiview; NTP server support for video sources for time synchronization; Realtime display status of storage, CPU, RAM, temperature and bitrate etc; and is a genuine plug and play solution.

The new Kiloview LinkDeck Series is a professional central console that offers the ability to manage the remote control of NDI Multiview Player, NDI CORE, Intercom System and other software systems, as well as the remote management of all Kiloview products. It supports various workflows including multiscreen monitoring, live video production, control and camera switching, and NDI terminal remote control.

Main features include:

  • Control Center: All functions for streaming, recording, overlay, switching, PTZ control etc.
  • Intelligent panel: Self-defined to control NDI Multiview, NDI CORE, KIS systems etc.
  • Modular design based on free combination with PanelDeck and other kits
  • PoE support

Finally, the D350 4K H.265 Video Decoder is a pro-level multiple decoding device that supports resolutions up to 4Kp30 and can decode up to 9 channels of 1080p60 video streams simultaneously with full support for NDI HX and NDI High Bandwidth. Equipped with a 0.9-inch LCD screen, the D350 can display the network rate and bandwidth occupation of the device in real time.

“We are hugely excited to be exhibiting at what is the first IBC for three years,” comments Judy Zuo, Kiloview VP and Head of Sales & Marketing. “Since the show was last held the progress made in the transition to IP production and workflows throughout the industry has been immense. We are proud to be playing a role in that movement with new products that enable the swift and secure establishment

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