Pebble beach Systems will showcase its products for playout, including: a business continuity demonstration featuring Orca, Pebble’s virtualised integrated channel solution for private or public cloud deployments; web-based remote management and monitoring with Lighthouse; scalable multichannel playout automation via the company’s flagship Marina solution; and integrated channel playout with Dolphin, supporting uncompressed multi-channel 4K and 25GbE IP functionality.
Business continuity: Pebble’s virtualised IP channel system is designed for uncompromised playout from the cloud. There are currently over 100 Orca virtualised channels on the air, many of which are complex multi-language broadcasts requiring precise synchronisation and comprehensive audio playout rules. Disaster recovery has been a catalyst in the growing adoption of virtualised playout for many companies wishing to ‘test the water’” when designing and testing an IP and cloud ecosystem.
Remote management and monitoring: Whether for a main, backup, or DR system, Pebble’s Lighthouse enables monitoring and/or control from a single, secure, centralised web-based dashboard. Scalable multichannel playout automation: The showcase will demonstrate how broadcasters can upgrade or migrate their legacy automation systems to Marina’s powerful automation platform in a managed way.
Integrated channel playout: Dolphin is a compact and cost-effective integrated channel device which operates under Pebble Beach Systems’ Marina automation control. When equipped with the Matrox X.mio5 Q25 SMPTE 2110 NIC card, Dolphin supports uncompressed multi-channel 4K and 25 GbE IP functionality without any increased load to the CPU. Going beyond typical CiaB (Channel-in-a-box) capabilities, Dolphin incorporates a series of software plugins, including Ross and Pixel Power graphics, loudness from the Telos Alliance, live captioning from EEG, and Kantar and Nielsen watermarking.