Thailand’s Mono Plus has upgraded to a Channel-in-a-Box playout system from PlayBox Neo. "The ability to expand from HD into 4K UHD transmission as and when that fits into our business plan, is a great feature. Reliable core equipment is essential to our operation, plus the ability to integrate securely with third-party devices," sids Khajohnsak Thanomjit, assistant manager - Broadcasting & Studio Department, Mono Plus.
"The upgraded system includes two HD Channel-in-a-Box systems, each with SafeBox Neo configured as main and backup," added Nut Deesamer, branch director - Thailand, PlayBox Neo. "These have integral encoders allowing direct export in XDCAM-MXF file format. We also provided refresher training to demonstrate the extra versatility of the latest-generation software which has won approval from many of our customers."
Designed for 24/7 unattended operation, PlayBox Neo systems can also be operated manually. The latest upgrade adds UHD capabilities to the core content playout system. New features include a streaming input supporting HTTP, HTTP Secure, UDP, RTMP, MMS, MMSH and YouTube. RTMP Streaming Output improvements have also been added, allowing easy web streaming. Also added is a virtual output supporting multiple instances. Enhancements have also been made to the clip trimmer and audio level control.
SafeBox Neo replicates remote content to local playout server folders for safe transmission. The latest version implements a new graphic interface plus new significantly faster processing for moving primary or copied content to the playout and central storage servers. In addition, a new workflow routine protects content being overwritten. Expired daily schedule content is automatically deleted or moved to a predefined folder for manual deletion or archiving. Deletion can be performed automatically or by manual approval of deletion lists. Files can also be assigned specific protection to prevent removal from network sources. SafeBox Neo can be operated in playlist-dependent or stand-alone mode.