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Easing into IP

The company’s X10 and X20 platforms, which assist broadcasters in the transition from SDI- to IP-centric operation, are being highlighted. Both platforms are said to allow users to adopt IP easily and in their own timeframe – they provide a programmable option with modules that alternate between SDI and IP in either the compressed or lightly compressed domain. Key features include core IP security as a firewall, video monitoring, video routing and video re-multiplexing.

Three new processing modules added to both platforms allow for customisation, giving users the ability to meet specific requirements: a high-speed IP card that delivers both compressed and uncompressed video; a high-density SDI card; and a scrambling card for operations that require secure content delivery.

Appear’s Adaptive Bit-Rate (ABR) just-in-time packager and complete XC5000 chassis are also being shown at IBC. The ABR is an integrated software solution combining a video segmentation engine, high-performance storage DRM engine and origin server as a suite of complementary elements.

The company says that its XC5000 modular approach enables the user to easily adopt the system to meet future operational requirements without having to completely replace the system.