PlayBox Neo, one of the strongest performing companies in the global playout solutions market, reports a successful NAB Show New York with good levels of business discussion throughout the event. Held at the Javits Convention Center from October 16th through 17th, the show attracted major broadcasters and content owners from the US East Coast states.
"At NAB New York this year we demonstrated the strength of our AirBox Neo automated content streaming and broadcast playout which has now been in production and ongoing development for a solid 20 years following the first AirBox system delivery in October 1999," comments Van Duke, PlayBox Neo's Director of US Operations. "Now heading towards 19,000 TV and branding channel installations in more than 120 countries and showing strong growth potential, it is a proven efficient solution supported by a wide range of options to match any desired scale of operation."
"Our product design and technical support team has proved itself able to respond effectively to meet the ever evolving needs of the broadcast media industry at its widest," adds Pavlin Rahnev, PlayBox Neo CEO. "Discussions with existing and potential customers at major trade shows in the USA, Europe and Asia show a clear preference to maintain the present delineation between over-the-air broadcasting with its guaranteed delivery pattern and OTT broadcasting with its optimization towards special-interest channels. We offer two distinct approaches – the server-based PlayBox Neo Channel-in-a-Box range of solutions and software-based Cloud2TV – giving channel managers the freedom to work as they choose. That includes the option of a hybrid approach which supports even greater operational versatility."
PlayBox Neo Channel-in-a-Box can be configured from a wide range of Neo19-series software modules and optional accessories which allow content scheduling, promos, commercials, graphics preparation, subtitling and billing to be handled under fully automated control.
Cloud2TV enables content owners to lower the capital-expenditure hurdle they face when starting new channels or expanding their existing playout activity. Based on a subscription model, it is a coordinated solution meeting every conceivable playout challenge from a single-event channel right up to a global network. Quick to deploy, Cloud2TV gives network operators the freedom to scale their activities while side-stepping the cost of holding reserve equipment on standby. Cloud2TV can also be used as the basis of a disaster-recovery facility without the rental and staffing costs entailed in equipping and operating an off-site studio.
PlayBox Neo Channel-in-a-Box and Cloud2TV both support UHD, HD and SD and can be operated in round-the-clock fully automated mode. Operators retain the freedom to make schedule alterations, insert live content between prescheduled content or switch to live pass-through.