The move will enable customers to host and automate their workflow from Pixel Power onto a multi-cloud management platform — Qvest.Cloud.
Well known for its ability to automate the mundane task for broadcasters, Pixel Power functional architecture has two key elements — StreamMaster and Galium — that are inherently virtualisable and cloud-agnostic.
StreamMaster can be used for video and graphics processing, while Galium for workflow and playout automation.
Furthermore, the architecture implements functionalities such as automated creation of VoD assets for catch-up channels and creation of trailers for promotions.
Qvest.cloud, on the other hand, is able to simplify and manage fully virtualised architectures.
Combining the two bespoke solutions together, it can integrate workflows into a single dashboard on a multi-cloud environment. Thus, it streamlines the system interface and also allows broadcasters to operate the systems virtually. Moreover, it negates the need for on-premise installation.
The automation technology is on a pay-per-feature licensing model.
The route to IP may be costly for some companies, but James Gilbert, co-founder of Pixel Power, believes that the transition to IP is simply an enabler on the road to tailor operationally significant and extremely cost-effective solutions for broadcasters around the world.
Gilbert said: “We are excited to be working with Qvest Media to offer broadcasters and media companies the chance to transition to modern, software-centric technology supporting their own requirements and at their own pace of change.”