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Omneon IBC2009 Product Preview

IBC2009 Show

Omneon Inc. Product Preview

Stand 8.B60

Omneon Contact:

Paulien Ruijssenaars

Corporate Communications

Tel: + 1 408-585-5421


Agency Contact:

Marguerite Clark

Wall Street Communications

Tel: +33 1 45 25 36 91


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About Omneon

Omneon Inc. is a leading provider of scalable media server and active storage systems that optimize workflow productivity and on-air reliability for the production, distribution, and management of digital media. Omneon is a pioneer in the use of advanced IT technologies and open systems for broadcast applications, producing a modular and expandable video server architecture in the Omneon Spectrum™ media server. The company's MediaGrid™ active storage system delivers centralized content storage that is scalable in capacity, bandwidth, and media processing power. The company has an extensive global presence with customers in more than 50 countries on six continents. Omneon is on the Web at

New Products at IBC2009

MediaDeck™ GX Playout Solution

At IBC2009, Omneon will make its European debut of the new MediaDeck™ GX complete channel-playout solution that combines proven video server playout, world-class graphics, and advanced audio processing, all of which operate under the control of the user's preferred automation system. Offering rich branding and master control functionality, the MediaDeck GX system makes it easier and more affordable for broadcasters to launch new services or to make incremental additions to their existing channel lineup.

In extending the MediaDeck system to include leading real-time graphics and branding technology, Omneon offers customers a powerful video processing platform that simplifies workflows and speeds deployment of channel chains. Unlike other single-box playout systems that tie users to an embedded automation system, the MediaDeck GX system delivers best-of-breed performance across playout, graphics, and audio processing while giving users the flexibility to choose the automation system that best meets their business and operational requirements.

The Omneon MediaDeck GX seamlessly unites three key components of a typical channel chain: the proven MediaDeck transmission platform from Omneon, a leading branding and master control module, and template-based graphics software. When deployed in a customer's environment, the Omneon MediaDeck GX will operate under the control of the broadcaster's choice of automation software. The Omneon MediaDeck is a broadcast-quality video server designed specifically for broadcasters who need a cost-effective, easy-to-deploy playout platform.

MediaPort 5400, 5500, 5600, and 6200/6300 Series

At IBC2009 Omneon will highlight four new MediaPort modules for its Omneon Spectrum™ and MediaDeck™ server systems that extend real-time codec support to facilitate flexible, cost-effective production and playout of SD and HD content. The MediaPort 5400 Series, MediaPort 5500 Series, MediaPort 5600 Series, and MediaPort 6200/6300 Series all provide codec capabilities that support implementation of streamlined and economical workflows in bringing multiformat media to air. In addition, Omneon will demonstrate a range of new features for MediaPort models, including scrub audio, improved jog/shuttle and still modes, and integrated real-time proxy generation as well as SD/HD simulcast that enable Omneon video servers to support fast-paced production environments.

The industry-leading codec and format support provided by Omneon servers enables both real-time delivery of video and seamless access to file-based media across broadcast and production workflows. Offering high-quality media processing, advanced control over encode and playback functions, and open systems that enable smooth interoperability with other digital media applications, the Omneon MediaPort systems are able to meet the stringent demands of broadcasters and production facilities.