—Solutions in the storage and recording
arena are being asked to do more: more
channels, more formats, more output,
more connectivity. The blossoming interest
in cloud-based technology is
showing no signs of slowing down, and
unique options are on the rise, such as
the capability to build tiered storage
options and better ways of tracking
the status of archival requests. Many of
these developments are being driven by
new advances in compression and the
increasing demand for 4K.
STORAGE AND SERVERS
ABEKAS will show the newest generation
of the Mira production server, a 4K Ultra
HD version for recording, playback, and
media file import and export.
BLT ITALIA’S server options include the
12-channel SMS-4U 8R4P, which features
simultaneous recording/playback and
HD-SDI for full 1080p and 3D-HDTV.
The company will also show the SMS-2U
4R2P, a compact six-channel HD server
that can record up to four independent
HDTV video sources.
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BLUEFISH 444’s Fluid INGESTORE allows
users to ingest and store multiple SDI
streams and record directly to uncompressed
DNxHD nedia files.
BRIGHT TECHNOLOGIES will
show a range of products,
including BrightRaid Avior,
a cross-platform fibre
storage solution with Web-based
and management tools, as
well as two new additions
to the BrightDrive range
of servers: the BrightDrive
Astella Dx and BrightDrive
Astella Nx for SAN- and
BROADPEAKwill introduce the Unified
Server that can stream both RTSP and
ABR formats from a single appliance, allowing
users to offer nonlinear TV services
like cloud PVR, start-over, network
time-shifting and impulsive recording.
CACHE-A will debut Pro-Cache610, with
10GigE connectivity, allowing highspeed
archiving at more than 150 MBps.
DBI (DIGITAL BROADCAST INC.) will show
the MediaVault Archive System, which offers
RAID, Blu-ray and LTO tape for mass
storage of broadcast media. The company
will also demo DBI Archive Sharing,
which provides station-to-station or
cloud-based sharing of archived material
across multiple stations.
DVEO, a division of Computer Modules,
will show the Gearbox II anytime servers,
which act as a live media encoder/
distribution server/VOD server to ingest
content from off-air or other sources.
More than 500 simultaneous users can
initiate “pull” demands on the video content
at any time.
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EDITSHARE will showcase EditShare Storage
v7, now sporting a new and intuitive
EditShare Connect interface and QoS
system that reserves bandwidth for high-priority
activities. Also new is Flow v3,
with new features such as AirFlow for remote
web-based access to content stored
on EditShare media spaces and archives.
There’s also Flow Automation for designing
templates. Also new is EditShare Field
2, which now supports solid state drives.
EVS will showcase an enhanced version
of the XT3 media production server,
which includes built-in proxies, 4K
zooming, live multi-angle review and
support for 12 channels of live recording.
A new C-Cast Xplore browsing interface
used with the XT server will also be
FACILIS TECHNOLOGY will offer several
torage options including the TerraBlock
6.0, which supports eight 16 Gbps Fibre
Channel and one 10 Gbps Ethernet
through Facilis’ Shared File System. The
company will also showcase SyncBlock
2.0, its newest line of integrated synchronization,
backup and archiving solutions
that allows users to locate, restore and
build a tiered storage network.
will highlight its K2 Summit
3G Production Client and K2 Dyno
S Replay System, which can also support
UHD/4K live production, as well
as a new and optional tOG sports
graphics and telestration feature developed
by RT Software.
HARMONIC plans to showcase new
play out and graphics capabilities
within the ChannelPort integrated
channel playout system, including
augmented ingest, storage, and
playout broadcast workflows.
ORAD will show The Blend file-based
channel-in-a-box solution, which provides
HD/SD video playout coupled
with 3D real time graphics. Also look for
PlayMaker, a sports replay server with
up to eight I/O channels of ingest in
multiple video formats.
JVC will show how its ProHD Broadcaster
server is powering the company’s professional
streaming services, which deliver
live HD content to Web and broadcast
facilities. Available as a physical server or
cloud-based solution, the ProHD Broadcaster
receives live HD video from camcorders,
transcodes the signal for a variety
of delivery platforms, and provides
transmission of the signal.
QUANTUM will introduce Lattus-M, a
petascale private cloud archive system
for media that integrates into existing
StorNext workflows. It integrates with
asset automation systems to perform
direct workflow actions at
the archive level while maintaining
multiple archives on and off
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ROHDE & SCHWARZ will show the
newest generation of its VENICE
Media Production Hub server,
which now features 4K playout.
SONNET will showcase the next generation
of its xMac mini server, which includes
integrated Thunderbolt ports for
TELVUE will demo the newest version
of the HyperCaster IP broadcast server,
which features up to 20 HD or SD channels
in 1RU; as well as the TelVue AdCaster,
a digital ad insertion server.
TIGHTROPE MEDIA SYSTEMS will show the
new ZEPLAY 4220, a 2x2 version of its
ZEPLAY slow-motion instant replay server,
and the Cablecast Live 100, a streaming
server that streams H.264 HLS to iPhones,
iPads, Android devices and desktops.
THOMSON VIDEO NETWORKS will present
channel-in-a-box technologies, including
the Sapphire MPEG broadcast server
which offers ingest, processing, branding,
and playout capabilities of DTV TV channels
over ASI or IP networks.
XDT will show the Catapult Server, which
offers transfer speeds up to 1 Gbps over
a single 10 GigE connection.
XENDATA will demo the SXL-5000 scalable
LTO archive, which has 210 TB of
near-line LTO capacity that can scale to
1.18 petabytes, the equivalent of up to
50,000 hours of HD video.
CLOUD & CDN
Technology designed to ease the process
of uploading media into the cloud will be
in the AFRAME booth in the form of the
Aframe 3.0 cloud video platform.
BROADPEAK will show its content delivery
network technology, including the
nanoCDN and the umbrellaCDN, now
with the ability to offload traffic from
an operator’s network to a CDN as a service.
The company will also showcase its
Broadpeak streaming servers.
ELEMENTAL will show v2.0 of its Elemental
Cloud platform now offering new
architecture enabling live-to-VOD workflows,
a more streamlined interface and
support for new AWS next-generation
FRONT PORCH will show its LYNXdr Disaster
Recovery in the Cloud technology,
which offers a secure off-site backup capability
by ingesting and managing content
electronically or from datatape to
key strategic regional cloud locations.
SIGNIANT will showcase the newest version
of its cloud-delivered file transfer solution
technology, Media Shuttle.
TELESTREAM will show off the new
Vantage Cloud option, a companion
piece to the Vantage solution. It allows
users to handle automated transcoding,
media processing, analysis, and packaging via a cloud-based infrastructure.
TELVUE will show the Connect Media Exchange, a cloud-based
program-sharing platform for professional broadcast
TMD will show its new cloud-based creative services
and production management tools within the i-mediaflex
cloud environment, as well as the solutions
Mediaflex and i-mediaflex for cloud and SaaS environments.
RECORDING & MEDIA
DIGITAL NIRVANA will debut the FIFO Recorder,
which allows users to record multiple
HD-SDI feeds in an Avid edit-ready
GRASS VALLEY will demo its line of T2 intelligent
Digital Disk Recorders (iDDR),
which combine advance NLE production
with VTR-like controls, with multiple
HI-TECH SYSTEMS will show the AViTA
Differential, a means of creating videotape from
clip-based media for distribution to stations still
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will launch the VS4Recorder, a multicamera
recording app bundled with Matrox VS4
quad HD capture cards. The app gives live event producers
independent control over capture of the four
inputs connected to the VS4 to create files for use
with editing apps and archiving.
MERGING TECHNOLOGIES will show the next generation
of Ovation 5, a broadcast playout solution, as well as
VCube 5, a post production video player/recorder.
SOUND DEVICES will showcase the PIX 260i production
video recorder, which can record up to four drives in
Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD formats.