-- Over the years, equipment categories
have had gains and losses, but
never before in the world of signal
processing have there been more encoders,
transcoders, and streaming appliances.
While the entire industry is indeed busy, it
seems that the SDI/data world is in a vortex
of growth and this year’s NAB Show
will reflect that.
Digital Alert Systems will
be showcasing its DASDEC-II Emergency
Messaging Platform for emergency alert
and CAP management in a fully integrated
package. Its feature set includes automatic
FCC-compliance logging with non-volatile
memory, as well as a browser-based interface.
Gorman-Redlich will demo
the CAP-DEC 1, CAP-to-EAS converter. The
unit meets or exceeds all applicable specifications
and helps broadcasters meet the
CAP requirements using their current EAS
equipment. The unit features the logging of
EAS alerts in electronic format.
TFT will introduce a new single EASCAP
device, the EAS911+, a new fourstream
video overlay, and an SDI/HDI/ASI
monitor for the CALM Act compliance that
includes both video and audio alarms and
1TB recording capabilities standard and
AmberFin will introduce new enterprise-
class features for iCR, including
the integration of Softel’s Swift vTX with
AmberFin’s iCR, which supports transcoding
to a wide array of media formats
while delivering the correctly formatted
subtitle, caption and ancillary data.
Media (BIM), will debut BIMvid Live,
an HTTP live streaming service that automates
conversion of broadcast closed captions
for live streams. BIMvid Live converts
broadcast caption data direct from HD-SDI
video signals during encoding and embeds
the data in HLS streams that are accessible
from any device.
EEG will roll out its new1260 iCap
Proxy, which transforms any CC encoder
into an iCap encoder, the iCap Video realtime
IP captioning system, and the complete
Streaming Caption Toolkit. The company
will also showcase the HD490 digital
closed captioning and HD VANC encoding
ENCO Systems will debut en-
Caption3, its latest generation automated
Nexidia will demo Nexidia QC, an automated
closed caption and video description
application that ensures compliance,
caption alignment, and language identification
for broadcast and IP distribution. Also
check out Nexidia CC Director, which
repurposes on-air closed captioning for
broadcast and IP distribution.
Softel will showcase Swift Create, subtitle
and caption creation and repurposing
workstation, along with Swift TX, a subtitle/
caption management and transmission platform
that reduces workflow complexity.
For Video Description Software, Swift ADePT
subtitle/caption preparation software
will be available for review.
Softel Swift Create
ABE Elettronica will showcase
its EMX series MPEG-2/4 SD/HD encoders,
available in a single rack drawer. Applications
include terrestrial and satellite, Webcasting,
and IP streaming.
Adtec Digital will mark the NAB
debut of its EN-91P 1080p encoder, an
ultra-low delay 1080p MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
HD encoder. Paired with Adtec’s RD-70 IRD,
it delivers picture-to-picture services in
100 ms. Also at the booth, the RD-70 1080P
receiver, a multi-codec ultra-low, low- and
normal-delay MPEG-2/MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Ateme will showcase its Kyrion
CM5000 encoder, a modular contribution
MPEG-2/4 encoder, featuring high bit-rate
support and built-in video monitor, as well
as the companion Kyrion DR5000 decoder.
Both models feature dual power supplies
and a front panel LCD display with newly
Digital Rapids will highlight
Transcode Manager 2.0 powered by Kayak,
high-volume, file-based media processing.
Also check out the new StreamZ Live
8000EX integrated multiscreen and broadcast
live encoder, and the StreamZHD multiformat,
live and file-based encoding system.
Envivio will mark the NAB debut of
its Muse Live, designed for 24x7 TV services
over satellite, cable, and IP networks.
Muse compresses live SD or HD TV signals
to any format and resolution while maintaining
proper video quality. Also on display,
Envivio Halo, which supports time-shifted
Ericsson will mark the NAB debut of
its SVP 5500 HEVC encoder.
Eurotek will display the Eurotek
Head Hend encoder/decoder, which supports
up to six boards and can handle formats
such as SDI, Analog, HD/SD, AES-EBU.
Haivision will debut its Makito X
H.264 encoding platform with dual-channel
HD encoding, as well as Makito X2,
which delivers twice the quality at half the
bandwidth. Makito X2 features 55 ms of encoding
latency, an extensive feature set, and
the ability to deliver multiple bitrates from
Haivision Makito X Series
Matrox will show the MXO2 LE MAX,
which provides broadcast-quality input,
output and monitoring and is designed
for leading editing apps. The MX02 turbocharges
H.264 encoding and is also a capture
solution for streaming live events.
Miranda will offer up a new frame
sync input card for the Nvision 8500 series
of hybrid routers and a new, high-density,
streaming media encoder for the Densite
modular line, the SME-1901.
Pixelmetrix is launching the rugged
Pelican video encoder for remote
newsgathering, enterprise video, hospitality,
government, education and healthcare
applications. Setup and configuration is
done via the built-in HTML5 Web interface
and all Pelican models—Pelican-Analog,
Pelican-SD and Pelican-HD—support live IP
streaming from the built-in Ethernet port.
Screen Service Broadcasting
will show their ENC333A
encoder, which encodes SD/HD formats
in MPEG-2 and H.264. The ENC335 is an
HD video-over-IP encoder that encodes in
real time and transmits files over IP using
Thomson Video Networks
Solutions will showcase
the ViBE EM Series of MPEG-2/MPEG-4 AVC
encoders; the ViBE VS7000 video system, an
“anything in, anything out” encoding/transcoding
platform; the RD6000 contribution
receiver decoder, and the ViBE CP6000 contribution
Vitec will show the Optibase MGW
Pico encoder, an ultra small professional
grade encoder offering full featured HD/SD
H.264 encoding and streaming with KLV
Blackmagic Designs is holding
its product news until the show, but
the company will return with its DeckLink
4K Extreme, a PCI Express capture card
adds 4K playback and a much faster PCI
Express Generation 2 connection to provide
higher resolution video.
Cobalt Digital will bring a new
series of terminal gear cards, including the
DCDA downconverter/distribution amplifier,
and the DCDA-3G and DCDA-3G2 dual
down converters with 3G, frame sync and
AES outputs. Also at the show, Blue Box
Group fiber units and a range of throwdown
Crystal Vision will showcase its
ViVid 3G variable video delays, along with
the Synner 310, a video synchronizer,
tracking audio delay and embedder/deembedder
for 3 Gbps, HD and SD. Also in
their booth, the Tandem 310, a combined
embedder and de-embedder for 3 Gbps,
HD and SD sources.
Decimator Design will showcase
its line of up/down/cross converters,
multiviewers, audio monitoring gear, and
test pattern generators, including the MdCross,
a portable converter that features
54 test patterns, an easy-to-use push button
and LCD control system. The company will
also show its small-footprint Decimator 2
which converts 3G, HD, and SD SDI signals
to both HDMI and NTSC/PAL video, with
simultaneous scaling on both outputs and a
de-embedded analog audio output.
ESE will highlight its HD-455/SD/1, an
HD/SD timecode reader/video inserter,
and the HD-491/SD, an HD/SD SDI timecode
decoder/generator that accepts an
SDI signal. Also on parade, the DV-228 1 x
8 SDI digital video distribution amplifier
(3G/HD/SD) with a loop through input.
For-A will demo its FA-9520 full dual
channel multipurpose video processor, the
FA-1010 10-channel HD frame sync, and IP
encoders, including the IP-9610 with improved
latency, IP-900, and IP-920 HD/SD
H.264 video encoders/decoders. Also on
show, HEVC and Ultra HD encoders.
Gefen Pro AV Group, which
now includes Megenta Research and
TVOne, will roll out its 3G SDI audio embedder/
de-embedder, along with the GefenPRO
3G SDI scalers. For displays, check
out the Gefen ToolBox Ultra HD Splitters,
which include1:2, 1:4 and 1:8 distributions.
Harris will show the Selenio Networking
Module, which enables circuitswitched
transport networks to transmit
and receive video, audio and data between
two Selenio frames. Also for review, the
MDP6801+D metadata/data processing
module and the X50 frame synchronizer/
NVerzion will introduce NGuide, a
new tool designed to ensure the integrity
of electronic programming guide information.
NGuide allows broadcasters to select
multiple daily schedules to create a compatible
text-formatted list, to be published
to the customer’s EPG Web server.
Ross Video will have for review
v6.0 of its OpenGear DashBoard, with enhanced
control over openGear, NK routers,
and MC1 master control with new features
including Virtual Panels and PanelBuilder.
Also on-hand will
be the Ross Nielsen
offering clients that
use compressed domain
an upgrade path to next generation
Studio Technologies will
show its Model 5152 Video Generator/Audio
Embedder Module, which allows four
stereo digital audio signals to be embedded
into the SDI signal.
Vector 3 will be on stage with the
Vector3 Supervisor, specifically designed
for TV channels which need to rebroadcast
content with a delay, but at the same time,
would like to remove or replace some
parts of the programs or commercials, and
also add graphics or video effects.
Actus Digital will display Actus
Clip Factory, which repurposes broadcast
media in full HD quality.
Blackmagic Design will show
the Mini Converter SDI Multiplex and Mini
Converter SDI to HDMI 4K.
Ensemble Designs will show
off new high-resolution support for its line
of BrightEye Mitto high-performance scan
Lawo North America will
highlight the V__pro8 for cross-format
conversion and color correction as well as
embedding and de-embedding.
Matrox will be at the show with the
Convert DVI Plus, a cost-effective HD-SDI
scan converter that lets broadcasters incorporate
content from computers, iPads
and iPhones into news programs.
Snell will show the KudosPro MC500,
a low-cost signal processing platform that
includes motion-compensated frame-rate
conversion. The MC500 provides up/,
down/cross-conversion from any broadcast
standard to any other broadcast standard.
Also at the show, the new IQ Modular
range of format converters.
Snell KudosPro MC500
Wohler will debut the RadiantGrid
New Media Automation Platform, which
offers a solution for transcoding, standards
conversion and audio processing in applications
including loudness correction,
quality control, and distribution of media,
while also integrating with traffic and
rights management systems.
Apantac will launch its new Tahoma
IP Multiviewer, the latest addition to Tahoma
Universal input Multiviewer platform
that accepts DVI, VGA, YPbPr, YC, composite,
HDMI and SD-SDI/HD-SDI inputs for
multi-image display. Also new, the Tahoma
ULTRA-4K Multiviewer, which boasts four
outputs for driving a single ultra hi-res
monitor with 4K resolution (3,840 x2 160
The company is also expanding its Micro
platform with the addition of the MicroQ-S,
a simplified quad-split microviewer, Micro-
Single scaler/converter, which accepts 3G/
HD/SD-SDI inputs and provides simultaneous
HDMI and SDI outputs, and the Micro-
Harris will have on hand the HView
SX Pro multiviewer, which delivers a compact
signal processing and monitoring option
for control room environments. Its
high-density design accommodates more
sources and outputs in fewer RUs to reduce
system and installation costs.
Matrox is offering the Matrox Micro-
Quad, a four-channel SDI-to-HDMI multiviewer
for 3G/HD/SD. It provides up to four
SDI video signals and VU meters.
Skylark Technology will highlight
the SL NEO 8000 multiviewer which
allows users to create and save multiscreen
configurations for the monitoring of multiple
SDI or MPEG-TS over IP/ASI streams
in master control, production, postproduction,
Web streaming or other facilities.
TVOne will show the C3-540 Corio
master, which combines edgeblending,
video wall processing, multiviewing, windowing,
image warping, and video processing
with up/down/cross-conversion in one
device. Also for review, the C2-6204 and the
Wohler will showcase several multidisplay
solutions, including the RMQ Series
quad-split video monitors and RMV16
multiviewer. The RMV16 accepts analog
composite video, component, SD-SDI, HDSDI,
and 3G, and it provides outputs in VGA,
DVI, and HDMI formats. The 1 RU model
supports up to 16 inputs and eight outputs.
Digital Anarchy will release
v3.0 of Beauty Box Video for applying “Digital
Makeup” and automatically retouching
video. New enhancements include better
automatic masking, more than 50 styles
that can be applied to the footage, and improved
Broadpeak will unfold the umbrellaCDN,
allowing content providers to allocate
the ideal CDN for their content according
to various criteria. Also at the show,
Conditional Access System-
Compliant Adaptive Streaming, technology that enables pay-TV operators
to support adaptive streaming protocols.
DVEO will show off the MPEG Magnus,
featuring 40 streams, 16 core, broadcast
quality, real-time, SD or HD (up to 1080p),
IP to IP, MPEG-2 to H.264 transcoder, scaler,
Emotion Systems will launch
the eVe (Emotion Video Engine), a file-based
media toolbox comprised of a media analyzer,
player, and XML export tool that allows
preprocessing and preparation of filebased
media for multiplatform authoring.
Fujitsu will bring their IP encoders,
including a new firmware release that improves end-to-end latency for its IP-9610,
IP-900, and IP-920 HD/SD H.264 video
encoders/decoders. Fujitsu’s H.264 video
encoders/decoders are now capable of operating
at less than 99ms back-to-back latency.
And don’t miss the company’s HEVC
and Ultra HD encoders.
Net Insight will introduce the
Nimbra VA 210 video appliance which improves
quality of service over unmanaged
IP first-mile connections. The company
will also hold a live video transport demo
of video over IP from Stockholm to Las Vegas
(5,300 miles) at its booth.
Nevion will showcase its Flashlink live
media networking system, which provides
10Gbps uncompressed video transport,
Ethernet, data and communications over
IP, asynchronous transport of multiplexed
audio, and digital sync distribution, all with
the highest fiber utilization and zero latency.
never.no will demonstrate Sync, a
unique toolkit for syncing ad content and
creating robust two-way engagement between
first and second screens.
Sencore will showcase the TXS
8600 transcoder, which offers high-density,
multiprofile encoding and transcoding
for real-time adaptive bit rate videostreaming.
The TXS 8600 is ideal for
delivering live events to millions of simultaneous viewers and building virtual
multichannel cable tier offerings for
OTT video services.
Sencore TXS 8600 Live Streaming Transcoder
Softron Media Services
is bringing their Streaming Node and
OnTheAir Video products. SMS will be announce
a new built-in streaming capability
for OnTheAir Node and OnTheAir Video.
OnTheAir Node has been updated to allow
direct HLS streaming without any additional
Telestream will showcase the new
Vantage Cable/IPTV transcoder, developed
specifically to automate content preparation
and delivery for cable VOD and IPTV
workflows. It offers full 16-bit video processing
and the use of the x264 (H.264)
codec. Also for review, live video streaming
solutions based on Telestream Wirecast.
ViewCast will exhibit the 9100-4D
digital high-density encoder, and will demo
Osprey 845 and 820 video capture cards.
In addition, the Osprey 825, 210e and 100e
will be displayed but not demo’ed.