IBC Exhibitors P – Q


PHABRIX

Stand 10.B12

PHABRIX, a worldwide leader in test and measurement solutions will demonstrate its full range of hybrid IP/SDI, 4K/UHD and HDR/WCG instruments at IBC 2019.

QxL – 25G Rasterizer – Previewing at IBC
Making its IBC Show debut is PHABRIX’s QxL 25G rasterizer. The QxL offers support for ST 2110 and ST 2022-6 live workflows with an IP to SDI and AES gateway and UHD over IP.  An optional SDI interface card provides support for the full range of Qx SDI and advanced SDI-Stress functionality.

Hybrid IP/SDI analysis and monitoring for SMPTE 2110 and 2022-7 workflows
PHABRIX will show the latest ST 2110 developments to its flagship Qx Series first demonstrated at NAB 2019, offering the latest hybrid IP/SDI test and measurement tools. The Qx family (Qx 10G IP and QxL 25G IP) offers ST 2110 (-20, -30, -31, -40), two-port ST 2059 Precision Time Protocol (PTP) and ST 2022-7 seamless protection.  Both platforms provide the simultaneous monitoring of 1 video, 2 audio and 1 ANC data flow in up to 16 active and scalable windows. The two audio flows each support up to 10 channels at 1ms and 80 channels at 125us packet time with either PCM or AES3 Transport.  The core feature set also includes operator status information for PTP, 2022-7 seamless reconstruction and the timing relationship of flows to PTP.

The new Qx ST 2110 advanced engineering IP measurement features include the measurement of ST 2110-21 network compatibility and virtual receiver buffer models, advanced PTP to Flow timing and latency measurements, as well as Inter-Packet Arrival Times for all flows that contribute to the ST 2022-7 seamless reconstruction.

The new TR-1001-1 toolset on both the Qx rasterizer and PHABRIX’s handheld Sx TAG provides support for AMWA NMOS IS-04 Discovery and Registration and IS-05 Connection Management with DHCP, DNS Service Discovery, LLDP, SDP and PTP System Resource.

The Qx rasterizer family, together with the Sx TAG handheld offers an unbeatable solution for hybrid IP/SDI environments. Sx TAG provides support for SMPTE 2110 (-20, -30, -40) encapsulation and decapsulation with ST 2059 PTP. Its new features include SDI to IP and IP to SDI gateways for both ST 2110 and ST 2022-6 as well as the ability to generate an analog reference output slaved to the ST 2059 PTP or 2022-6 IP input.

Advanced SDI interface stress testing
PHABRIX will also be demonstrating the Qx Series’ new SDI-STRESS option, providing an advanced toolset for SDI interface stress testing. Together with its fast, automated 12G-SDI physical layer analysis employing RTE™ (Real-Time Eye) technology, SDI-STRESS provides a world-class solution to SMPTE compliance verification of 12G/4x3G/2x6G/6G/3G/HD-SDI interfaces. The SDI physical layer toolset now includes indication of DC offset, overshoot, undershoot, full and windowed eye amplitude histograms with Peak or Shorth Mean measurements, jitter amplitude histograms, SDI jitter insertion (10Hz to 10MHz, 0.01UI up to 128UI pk-pk), transmitter eye amplitude adjustment (+/-15%), risetime, pre-emphasis, signal invert and mute controls operating with either the video pattern generator with pathological overlay as source or a new PRBS Signal Generator (PRBS7, 9, 15, 23, 31), coupled to a new BERT Analyzer tool, all under REST API control. Test results can be transferred to USB memory stick using the new USB file manager. In addition, the proposed SMPTE pathological test pattern for SDI rates up to 12Gbit/s is provided operating in conjunction with a new Pathological EQ/PLL condition detector with real time trigger over GPI out.

Broadcast QC
New for IBC, the Qx Rasterizer family now provides on-screen display of ANC Timecode and SCTE 104 triggers. Accurate display of dual language support of OP47 and 608 in 708 Closed Captions is provided using two picture windows.  AFD and Safe Area graticule and window are now provided as standard.

AV Delay Generation and Analysis
AV Delay Generation and Analysis, a new option available on all PHABRIX’s handheld Sx instruments and the Rx Rasterizer, offers an end-to-end solution for the measurement of audio to video differential delay through a broadcast system. The AV Delay Generator produces an adapted EBU Tech 3305 AV Sync ‘clapperboard’ Test Pattern and is compatible with third party AV delay analysers including the LAWO V_pro8.  The Rx is capable of simultaneously analysing up to 16 channels of audio.  The handheld Sx range is capable of analysing 2 channels of audio and the SxA, SxE and Sx TAG can also be used to measure up to 1 second of overall video or audio latency/delay.

PHABRIX’s Managing Director, Phillip Adams, said, “After a twelve-month beta program, working closely with some of the industry’s top manufacturers and broadcasters, we’re delighted to showcase all the advanced ST 2110 features the Qx has to offer. Both the Qx and QxL’s extensive hybrid IP/SDI, HDR/WCG and 4K/UHD toolsets, together with their fully configurable user interface, offer future-proofed test and measurement solutions for customers at every stage of their technology transition.”

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Planetcast
Stand 1.F65

Planetcast media services limited, a global leader in Digital Media technologies announced the launch of its brand new cloud platform CLOUD.X TURBO, which simplifies the roll out of a TV channel in just 48 hours. The Planetcast design team has consolidated the experience of more than two decades of digital media origination in its latest version CLOUD.X TURBO. Planetcast will hold an exclusive preview of CLOUD.X TURBO at its booth.

CLOUD.X TURBO offers complete visibility of the entire digital media origination process to all the stakeholders in the digital media value chain. CLOUD.X TURBO has developed an intuitive common template that enables users to control storage, media, playlists, graphics, playout and even the cloud delivery. Planetcast has outshone the capabilities as true cloud solutions for complex workflow for digital and legacy media technologies. It provides a complete eco-system for Digital Media direct to the customers. The highly sophisticated software product CLOUD.X TURBO is the first on the planet to support live sports TV channels and various other formats for other mobile and device application.

Commenting on the development Sanjay Duda, Chief Operating Officer, Planetcast said: “Our Cloud platform has been designed to help Digital Media transition to cloud with ease. CLOUD.X TURBO empowers Digital Media and broadcasters to expand into new markets and makes the best use of the cloud technology”.

Planetcast provide Infrastructure as Services, Platform as Services (cloud playout, cloud OTT, Cloud Recaster) for distribution and service delivery platform specifically designed for Digital Media. Planetcast provide media transits in various formats SDI/ASI, IP, Satellite etc.

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Playbox Neo
Stand 8.B71

PlayBox Neo has chosen IBC 2019 show in Amsterdam as the European launch venue for its Cloud2TV channel branding and playout software.

“Cloud2TV enables content owners to get round the capital-expenditure hurdle they face when starting new channels or expanding their existing playout activity,” says PlayBox Neo CTO Stanislav Petkov. “Available on a competitive subscription basis, it comprises a range of software modules which can be mixed and matched to handle any desired permutation of channels, languages and time-zones. Cloud2TV is a coordinated solution meeting every conceivable playout challenge from a single-event channel right up to a round-the-clock global network. Scalability and ease of operation are built in right from the start.”

“Cloud2TV takes playout up to the next level in terms of new-start-up flexibility,” adds CEO Pavlin Rahnev. “Fast and easy to deploy, it gives network operators the freedom to scale their activities with unprecedented precision while side-stepping the cost of holding reserve equipment on standby. Cloud2TV is also the perfect platform on which to deploy a disaster-recovery facility without the rental and staffing costs entailed in equipping and operating an off-site studio.

PlayBox Neo will also demonstrate the latest updates to its established Channel-in-a-Box system. This comes complete with a dedicated server in a choice of 3U and 1U sizes. The server can be used on its own or in combination with others to support any desired number of channels. Each Channel-in-Box installation can be configured from a range of Neo-series software modules and optional accessories. Content scheduling, promos, commercials, graphics preparation, subtitling and billing can all be handled under fully automated control while retaining the freedom to insert live content after any currently airing file or, for a big-breaking story, to switch instantly to live pass-through.

PlayBox Neo’s Cloud2TV and Channel-in-a-Box both support UHD, HD and SD and can be operated in round-the-clock fully-automated mode. Operators retain the freedom to make schedule alterations or insert live content between prescheduled content.

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Prime Focus Technologies
Stand 7.C05

Prime Focus Technologies (PFT) will showcase its flagship product, CLEAR Media ERP with its latest power-packed solutions at IBC 2019. The software will further empower Media & Entertainment (M&E) enterprises to drive automation-led efficiencies and manage end-to-end content operations seamlessly.

“At IBC, M&E enterprises will get a first-hand experience of our transformational Cloud-based solutions that automate the content supply chain. They will get to see how our media recognition AI platform Vision Cloud solves real-life M&E business use cases across entertainment and sports,” said Ramki Sankaranarayanan, Founder and Global CEO, Prime Focus Technologies. “Visitors will also get a glimpse of PFT’s innovative solution for centralization, which eliminates duplication of effort across global content operations, and helps achieve lower Total Cost of Operations (TCOP).”

PFT will be showcasing the following at IBC 2019:

  • CLEAR Vision Cloud: AI-led Micro Services for Entertainment & Sports

AI for Entertainment:Drawing on collective intelligence of the industry’s most sophisticated AI solutions and PFT’s homegrown models, Vision Cloud powers ready-to-use Micro Services that automate strategic operations like content segmentation, thumbnail creation, cataloguing of library content, conformance of content during Remastering etc. Vision Cloud aids in powerful storytelling by providing valuable assistance for core operations like promo creation and OTT highlights compilation. It helps content creators drive speed, scalability, reduce Total Cost of Operations (TCOP) and unlock new revenue opportunities

AI for Sports: Vision Cloud mimics human cognition to identify sporting action with extremely high accuracy, helps produce highlight packages in near real-time, and delivers immersive viewing experiences to engage fans like never before. The solution delivers video notifications for key events, powers dynamic Video Scorecards, enables users to search for match events, and helps measure in-stadia brand impressions for greater ad monetization.

  • Centralization: Automated Content Operations for global enterprise, centralized
    Adopting centralization removes the redundant effort spent across global locations for international broadcast operations, promo operations and distribution.

  • Content Acquisition Portal: A central portal for managing Content Acquisition and associated processes

Provides a central, secure, work order managed solution for content acquisition and the associated processes – including evaluation, editorial, enrichment & archival.

  • Promo Operations Automation: Business process orchestration for promo creation, with auto assist versioning & delivery

An industry first functionality to automate the entire promo operations workflow, including auto assist versioning with native integration of Adobe Premiere Pro CC & After Effects.

  • Production Supply Chain Automation

An online/SaaS collaboration suite that provides all team members – from a small team to thousands of users – a secure, one-stop-shop for all their production needs. From pre-production location and test footage to scripts and prep documents to Dailies to VFX footage to every single cut to all marketing materials – users can easily and securely access and manage all project assets in DAX Production Cloud.

  • Mastering Automation: Domestic and international syndication, automated
    A solution that makes domestic and international syndication across linear and non-linear platforms more efficient and cost-effective, thanks to automation by leveraging CLEAR Compliance Data Model, Caption Re-timing feature and Profanity Check tool for compliance auto QC for captions & subtitles.

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Prysmian Group
Stand 12.C31

The Multimedia Solutions division of the Prysmian Group presents its new Draka IP MediaLine Fiber based on the SMPTE ST 2110 standard for the first time at this year’s IBC. On display are non-metallic, gel-filled fiber optic central tube cables with 2 to 24 fibers for indoor broadcast applications and tight buffered fiber optic cables with patented BendBright® technology for mobile outdoor applications. With their high bandwidth and robust material, the new fiber optic cables meet the high demands of film and television production. The IBC will take place from 13th to 17th September in Amsterdam. BU Multimedia Solutions will be represented in Hall 12, Booth C31.

“Broadcast technology is moving more and more in the direction of fiber optics. Compared to conventional copper cables, fiber optic cables offer more bandwidth and less attenuation for data transmission,“ says Dipl.-Ing. Marc-Oliver Hentschel, Product Manager Studio Broadcast BU Multimedia Solutions, Prysmian Group. “We are pleased to present our new IP MediaLine Fiber for high-speed data transport over IP networks for the first time to a broad specialist audience at IBC 2019.”

The new product range comprises the central loose tube cable with two to 24 fibers. With its FireRes® sheathing, the non-metallic, gel-filled cable is ideal for indoor installation. The CPR Cca cables with very high flame-retardant performance feature dielectric glass yarn armouring for rodent resistance and high waterproofness. The new IP MediaLine Fiber cable range also includes the MFC OS2 fiber optic cable designed for mobile use. The tight buffered 9/125 fiber cables are equipped with the patented BendBright technology, making them very robust and resistant to bending. BendBright combines three features: low macro-bending sensitivity, the new Draka Colorlock XS coating and tight glass geometry. Together they create the ideal fiber for all patch cord, interconnect and jumper applications, offering companies measurable technical, economic and environmental benefits.

The new Draka fiber optic cables comply with the SMPTE 2110 standard, which describes the transmission of digital video signals (video stream) over an IP network in real time. Unlike previous IP video standards, transmission takes place in uncompressed format. Each data set (video, audio and additional data) is synchronized without affecting each other. This allows data to be routed and edited separately, even for metadata (timecode, subtitles, and teletext) associated with the data sets.

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Quicklink
Stand 3.B61

At IBC 2019, Quicklink will demonstrate the Studio-in-a-box (ST500) with inbuilt Panasonic PTZ camera. The all-in-one portable unit is ideally suited for HD studio broadcast contributions where there are limited on-site technical resources available.

The solution that was created in partnership with Panasonic features an integrated industry-leading Panasonic PTZ camera providing excellent full HD video with 22x optical zoom.

The camera, lights and audio can be controlled from any Chrome browser using the Quicklink Manager Portal to ensure the highest quality, in frame broadcast content is received. The central operator fully manages the broadcast and can choose both file recording as HD-SDI and live output to air.

The unit is compact, rugged and easily transportable whilst supporting ultra-low delay teleprompt back to the contributor, control of up to 5 DMX-512 external lights as well as central control over local video or still backdrops.

The Studio-in-a-box will be shown at IBC from the 13th – 17th of September at RAI Amsterdam. The solution will be demonstrated by both Quicklink (Stand 3.B61) and Panasonic (Stand 11.C45) at the show.

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