Dayang introduces video ingest playout server

November 15, 2004

Dayang’s new Video Ingest Playout Server supports MXF file interchange and the VDCP universal control protocol to make station operations more efficient.

Dayang has introduced the Video Ingest Playout Server (VIPS) to increase the efficiency of small-to-medium-size television stations. The VIPS combines computer server technology with traditional audio/video processing, enabling it to perform external-signal ingest, upload/download and play-to-air functionality.

Occupying only 2U, the server can accommodate 36 hours of content on four 80GB drives with RAID5 data protection. Multiple data stream file formats are supported, including Motion-JPEG, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DV and WMV.

The VIPS server includes a real-time soft codec that provides a high level of future-proofing and eliminates the need for external transcoding.

VIPS supports MXF file interchange and the VDCP universal control protocol, enabling easy integration with broadcast automation systems. Server status can be monitored via SNMP-protocol TCI/IP.

An integral Dayang broadcast-quality I/O board accepts NTSC/PAL/PAL-M analog or digital input plus external sync and provides two analog or digital outputs (I-frame, long GOP). VIPS can handle 4:2:2 and 4:2:0 component signals as well as composite, Y/C, SMPTE-259M SDI and ASI. Two stereo digital/analog audio inputs are provided, plus four digital/analog stereo outputs. Audio processing is fully transparent to Dolby E and Dolby AC-3 signals.

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