Imagine Communications ‘Delivers the Future of TV Today’ at InterBEE 2016

Imagine Communications ‘Delivers the Future of TV Today’ at InterBEE 2016
November 1, 2016 Meriam Khan

[01 November 2016]

Imagine Communications, empowering the media and entertainment industry through transformative innovation, is working with its local technology partners to showcase advanced solutions that will help broadcasters, service providers and other media companies accelerate the modernization of their production, playout and distribution facilities at the InterBEE conference and exhibition (Makuhari Messe, Chiba City, Tokyo, 16 – 18 November 2016). Demonstrations will include native IP and hybrid playout and master control solutions, software-based UHD multiviewing, a variety of baseband products, as well as live and linear multiscreen encoding.

“Imagine Communications’ longstanding relationship with key players in the media and entertainment sector in Japan is stronger than ever,” said Joe Khodeir, senior vice president Asia Pacific at Imagine Communications. “Visitors to the Itochu, Sanshin and DPSJ booths will witness how Imagine Communications’ advanced solutions can help broadcasters, service providers and other media companies accelerate the modernization of their production, playout and distribution facilities today.”

On the Itochu Cable Systems Corporation booth (no. 5416), Imagine Communications will be showcasing an HD Versio™ IP playout and graphic workflow solution. The demonstration will focus on supporting compressed or uncompressed IP-based playout, advanced multichannel playback and branding. Versio features a new user interface, new automation features and the company’s native IP and hybrid playout and master control solutions, which seamlessly unify playout, automation and graphics supporting fully virtualized deployment for cloud environments.

Also on show at this booth will be the EPIC™ MV software-based, UHD-ready multiviewer that provides broadcasters with a single canvas for all signal types and a seamless transition path to an all-IP future. Based on Imagine Communications’ open and extensible Zenium™ platform, EPIC MV is scalable to thousands of PIPs and hundreds of displays, providing a high-quality, low-TCO monitoring solution for today’s hybrid environments. The combination of the EPIC MV and the Magellan™ SDN Orchestrator, an overarching software control system for managing hybrid baseband and IP networks, will demonstrate how broadcasters can embrace the evolution of their facilities from baseband to IP.

With Sanshin Electronics Co, Ltd (booth no. 8215), Imagine Communications will showcase a whole range of processing and playout products. Visitors will see a demonstration of uncompressed IP processing by Selenio™ MCP3, the industry’s first media convergence platform which combines traditional.  Alongside which will be  Imagine Communications’ Selenio Uncompressed-Over-IP (UCIP) gateway module, which converts SDI baseband signals to IP streams and IP to SDI signals by harnessing any slot or service power of the Selenio MCP. Supporting baseband processing, Selenio X100™ and X50™ intelligent frame synchronizer and converter technology delivers a wide array of analogue and digital real-time baseband video and audio processing capabilities.

Also on the Sanshin stand will be the Platinum™ VX small to midsize router, which offers the highest density per rack unit of any SDI video routing system on the market. Supporting UHD playout is the Nexio+™ AMP® integrated and shared storage server and the Versio™ integrated playout and workflow solution, a truly integrated, 100% software-based and fully IP-enabled solution.

Finally, live and linear multiscreen UHD encoding will be at the heart of the Imagine Communications demonstration taking place at the Digital Processing Systems Japan K.K. (booth no. 2322). Tapping into the underlying power of the Zenium workflow manager, SelenioFlex™ Live provides superior live encoding for high-value applications, from cloud DVR to live event streaming to over-the-top (OTT) delivery of linear channels. With multi-format output flexibility, software-based upgradeability, and rich adaptive bit rate (ABR) streaming format support, SelenioFlex Live enables operators to reach audiences with superior-quality, live viewing experiences across the broadest range of devices.

It will be running alongside a demonstration of SelenioFlex™ File transcoding, which blends transcoding and workflow capabilities and delivers a dynamic system management environment, allowing ready access to a catalog of features, functionalities and licenses that are required at run-time.

“The last few years have been about accepting the need to transform and about overcoming the uncertainties surrounding IT-oriented, common compute and networking platforms,” concluded Khodeir. “IP-based platforms are now able to deliver the robustness, precision and reliability needed to handle the most demanding media operations and the adoption of these next-generation architectures will enable broadcasters in Japan to expand their businesses and maintain their competitive edge without sacrificing quality, reliability or disrupting their current operations and investment cycles.”