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PlayBox to introduce AirBox 4 at NAB2008
PlayBox Technology is expanding the capabilities of its playout solutions at NAB2008. The new features will provide more flexibility for playout, especially in live operation, more efficient workflows and interface enhancements as well as technical developments for new compression systems.
AirBox 4 servers bring a raft of new capabilities that enhance the widely used AirBox content playout software including AVC/H.264 support and a new mixed playout engine that supports real-time transitions between clips of different compression formats from a list comprising clips coded in, for example, MPEG-2, DV, AVC/H.264 and VC-1/WMV with continuity between clips.
AirBox 4 also introduces features such as MXF support for MPEG-2, DV and HDV, a live presentation control interface, unlimited metadata support for clips, commercial insertion tools and more.
TitleBox Graphics offers more for graphics preparation, including accepting dynamic data and preview capabilities. TitleBox Preparation is a full-featured sibling of the on-air TitleBox product targeted toward facilities that require extensive graphics design. TitleBox servers can now extract dynamically changing data directly from databases through ODBC. Also, any RSS feed can be used as a data source.
CaptureBox Compliance Recorder moves on to v2.0 bringing new features including support for AVC/H.264. The inclusion of ASI/IP means that an ASI input can be rebroadcast as an IP stream, allowing remote compliance monitoring.
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