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SeaChange highlights HDTV technology at IBC

SeaChange’s new MediaClient codecs offer an economical, modular approach to serving the growing demand for HD programming
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SeaChange’s MediaClient 5110 HD Single Encoder and MediaClient 5102 HD Dual Decoder provide an “HD triple-play” of frame-accurate record and playback, multi-codec support and MXF compatibility.

SeaChange has expanded its MediaClient architecture with capabilities for HDTV. The new functionality was demonstrated at IBC.

Providing an “HD triple-play” of frame-accurate record and playback, multi-codec support and MXF compatibility, SeaChange’s MediaClient 5110 HD Single Encoder and MediaClient 5102 HD Dual Decoder are 2RU units with Gigabit IP connectivity to centralized storage.

Capitalizing on the interoperability enabled by common Internet file standard (CIFS) and the vast storage capabilities of the MediaLibrary, SeaChange said these new MediaClient codecs offer an economical, modular approach to serving the growing demand for HD programming.

MediaClient is being used by broadcasters to migrate toward tapeless content production and playout workflows and “ingest in place, edit in place, play in place” functionality. Based on standard TCP/IP networks and CAT-5 connections, the client/server architecture speeds workflow, unites disparate functions, and centralizes hundreds of terabytes of fault-resilient SeaChange MediaLibrary storage.

Shipping in the fourth quarter of this year, the MediaClient 5000 series encoders and decoders are compatible with existing installations and allow customers to serve a mix of dozens of high and standard definition channels up to 50Mb/s each. Support for higher bit rates will be available in future software releases.

For more information, visit www.schange.com.

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