PlayBox Technology EU (PBT) will debut its software application suite, SubtitleNext, at IBC 2016. This is a software platform for creation, management, burning, airing and conversion of subtitles, captions and other text services, for multimedia industries, including production, post-production, radio and TV, cinema, opera and theatre, commercials, entertainment, and any other genre where timed texts would be a requirement.
SubtitleNext, suitable for newcomers and industry professionals, also supports most of the historic and contemporary subtitling and media protocols, standards and formats, and is flexible enough to easily be extended with new options. The product line also includes several software licensing levels and options, ranging from entry level SubtitleNext Novice, right up to SubtitleNext Expert.
PBT will also welcome new technology partner and co-exhibitor ISID to IBC this year. ISID specialises in media solutions and develops media asset management (MAM) software, Videoma, which covers the needs of professionals within broadcasting, education, corporates, government and security domains. It allows users to organise, manage, process and edit all of their imported video, audio or image content via closed files, or captured through IP streams or video servers, incorporating features such as a speech-to-text recognition engine, biometric analysis, audio fingerprinting, metadata retrieval system, etc.
Additionally, PBT introduces Toronto-based software company Profuz Digital Inc to IBC, presenting LAPIS (Limitless Advanced Powerful and Intelligent System), a software hub that integrates information coming from MAM, storage, news feeds, advertising agencies, accounting and CRM, and provides a central way of searching, collaborating, reporting, managing and tracking of all the information sources in a single environment. It also manages the outgoing information and the simultaneous publishing to multiple web destinations. The software handles and schedules the materials needed for the broadcasting servers and manages the internal/external tasks, projects and processes and is targeted at production houses, teleports and broadcasters.
LAPIS is in synergy with PBT EU’s latest EXEcutor server line and enhances the offering by adding a new generation management layer on top. It offers various options for customisation, helping to significantly reduce costs and overheads. The EXEcutor range of broadcast servers combined with the EXEcutor Virtual Control Panel (EVCP), are created to meet the specific challenges that face broadcasters, production and post-production facilities. These servers provide for ingest, media management, titling, graphics, playout and scheduling, and can deliver a complete ‘TV channel-in-a-box’ solution, or be configured to offer any combination of component services, using world-renowned software applications powering over 16,000 international broadcasters, with efficient, scalable and flexible production pipelines.