Centres of attention in the PlayBox Neo customer demonstrations at NAB 2022 were the subscription-based Cloud2TV service, the latest generation AirBox Neo-20 series playout system, the freshly enhanced Multi Playout Manager and its new Capture Suite network-based multi-channel ingest controller.
Available on a budget-friendly subscription basis, Cloud2TV allows new transmission services to be launched at very short notice, ranging from event-specific projects such as sports tournaments to permanent channels.
Playout staff retains the full freedom to update schedules or switch to live feeds for late-breaking news.
An automated streaming and broadcast playout system based on 22 years of refinement, AirBox Neo-20 is designed to make TV content creation and management easy and stress-free. Available in 1U channel-in-a-box and 3U multichannel versions, it is suitable for local or IP-linked remote control.
Playlist scheduling can be performed weeks ahead of actual transmission, media files finessed, rescheduled or integrated with live production, and playlists configured for 24/7 automated operation. Delivery across multiple time zones in multiple languages is fully supported. Latest enhancements included extended automatic alerts, picture-in-picture digital video effects, real-time loudness compliance and NDI connectivity.
“NAB proved a great opportunity to meet potential as well as established customers in person after three years of largely online interaction,” says Van Duke, PlayBox Neo’s US Director of Operations. We made a careful assessment of customer priorities as expressed during the show and compared these with the feedback we receive during the normal course of business communication.
“Ease of installation and expansion, user-friendly operation and efficient maintenance continue to be the core requirements … we excel in all of these.”