PlayBox Neo has updated two of its core components to cope with the changing post-pandemic landscape.

PlayBox Neo’s new Capture Suite aims to speed up ingest workflow. Operators can control multiple ingest channels across multiple servers. Functions such as input selection, ingest presets, file-naming conventions, assignments and auto-transfer can be performed quickly and easily from a single web interface. Features include a web-based multiviewer with black-frame and freeze-frame alarms, plus loudness audio level monitoring as well as manual, scheduled and compliance ingest modes with automated input switching. Content can be now edited in Adobe Premiere and Grass Valley Edius Workgroup 9+ while ingesting. MXF and TS files being ingested are available for immediate playout via AirBox Neo-20 automation without having to wait for the ingest process to complete.

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PlayBox Neo has made a lot of improvements in its latest GUI

AirBox Neo-20 has been enhanced and is suitable for local or IP-linked remote control. It allows playlist scheduling to be performed weeks ahead of actual transmission and supports multiple time zones in multiple languages. Recent refinements include: GPU acceleration for fast file decoding; I/O configuration via web secure link; automatic alerts for absent or frozen video feeds via web multiviewer; picture-in-picture video effects creation; and real-time loudness compliance. TS and MXF file clips can be played back while being ingested and it now has NDI input and output.

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PlayBox Neo CEO Pavlin Rahnev said: “The two years which have elapsed since the last IBC show have seen major advances across many sectors of the broadcast media industry. Most significant of these have been the need for maximum flexibility in where, when and how broadcasters choose to work given the restrictions imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic. Secure IP-based operation has long been a core feature of our technology, allowing easy control of the entire playout process regardless of physical distance. Flexibility is also becoming increasingly important given the ever-growing public appetite for online TV viewing in addition to the terrestrial, cable and direct-to-home satellite networks.”

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