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Imagine Communications introduces Epic

Imagine Communications introduced Epic, a next-generation operational management and orchestration platform designed to facilitate the seamless assimilation of IT-based environments into the broadcasting realm. The company also unveiled …


Imagine Communications introduced Epic, a next-generation operational management and orchestration platform designed to facilitate the seamless assimilation of IT-based environments into the broadcasting realm. The company also unveiled the Epic Multiviewer (Epic MV), an operational monitoring solution and the first product built on the Epic platform.

The software-based and UHD-ready IP multiviewer is optimized for hybrid and high-powered production, acquisition, origination and distribution requirements, providing broadcasters and other media companies a single solution for SDI, IP and hybrid environments. Powered by Zenium, the media processing platform from Imagine Communications, Epic MV is designed to seamlessly scale and evolve to meet future monitoring requirements.

Today’s broadcast facilities are undergoing significant evolution. In addition to the need to create and distribute content across a broad set of formats to a wide range of platforms, broadcasters and other media companies are also addressing simultaneous technology transitions, including the evolution to higher resolutions and the migration of operations to more agile and versatile IP-based environments. The ongoing evolution of the broadcast plant has created the need for signal monitoring technology that is more scalable, flexible and multi-faceted than ever before.

Capable of handling an array of formats — from production to multiscreen delivery — the Epic MV monitoring solution empowers broadcasters, content distributors and other media companies with a single system for scaling their multi-viewer capabilities to new levels. The software-based nature of the advanced monitoring system also guards against obsolescence, as it is able to seamlessly incorporate new formats and technologies as they are introduced into the market.

“We designed Epic with a focus on both the current and future needs of today’s broadcasters and media companies,” said Brick Eksten, Chief Product Officer, Imagine Communications. “The software-based nature of the platform will allow us to seamlessly blend operational monitoring and orchestration in a way that leverages the state of the art in enterprise-class IT solutions, while catering specifically to the needs of broadcasters — both now and in the future.”

Epic MV is a fully integrated IP multiviewer with out-of-the-box support for displaying UHD signals. Its ability to handle both SDI and IP signals will help enable broadcasters to significantly simplify their monitoring environments, while at the same time unleashing unprecedented performance, scalability and adaptability to future technologies. Designed with rapidly evolving operational environments in mind, the EPIC MV was built to provide broadcasters, content distributors and other media companies with cutting-edge performance for years to come.

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