PlayBox Technology EU (PBT EU) will make its IBC 2016 debut by unleashing its EXEcutor line of broadcast servers that provide a customisable backbone for all areas of broadcast and production installation, including television stations, production studios and post-production companies. By providing facilities for ingest and media management, titling and graphics, as well as playout and scheduling, these servers can provide a complete ‘TV channel-in-a-box’ solution, or be configured to provide any combination of component services using PlayBox software, to enable scalable and flexible production pipelines. These incorporate traditional, streaming and hybrid workflow models, even the cloud and private cloud.
Content can achieve output into a multitude of IP-streaming formats or via traditional SDI connections. Resolutions from SD to 4K are all supported, including the ability to stream multiple channels simultaneously. The EXEcutor broadcast servers are also designed to interface seamlessly with many types of routers, and can be activated with LTC timecodes and GPI triggers.
Also brand-new for IBC is the EXEcutor Virtual Control Panel (EVCP), PBT EU’s own intuitive and virtual control panel to complement the server-line. The EVCP Control Panel is web-based allowing cross-platform and remote management of all functions of the master EXEcutor Broadcast Servers, including remote media uploading, content, user and playout management, as well as systems monitoring.
In addition, PBT EU is also the worldwide distributor of Profuz Digital’s LAPIS (Limitless Advanced Powerful Intelligent System), and at IBC it will introduce its concept of streamlining project management processing. Profuz LAPIS brings together workflow management, multi-user document collaboration, content asset management, customer relation management and internal / external communications into a single, connected hub. It can connect to popular web services and allows users to search and interact with all connected applications from a central control panel.
PBT EU’s General Manager Vladimir Stanic says, “We are immensely proud to showcase PBT EU’s own brand of Executor products at IBC2016. Our customer-centred focus of simplifying processes and providing large-scale solutions within a single product, is the motivation behind these major new developments. Having a visible presence on our own stand this year at IBC, gives us the exposure to enhance our expertise and these unique service capabilities to a much wider audience than before, bringing a fresh approach to our valued customers and partners.”
Sales Director at PBT EU Alexander Stoyanov confirms, “Visitors to our stand wil
l also be able to learn how the new EXEcutor Broadcast Servers and individual component PBT EU-certified software can translate into viable solutions that deliver value and quality-service for their specific needs. We never lose sight of meeting demands of single users, as well as the expectations of large organisations with more complex requirements.”
Other PBT EU technology partners present on PBT EU’s booth include cross-media advertising and TV programming experts CSE, SPI Labs’ FunBox UHDTV Channel and DekTec, manufacturer of PC add-on cards, USB devices, IP converters and software for the professional digital television market.