The recently released high-channel density, multiformat SD/HD and multiscreen universal transcoder and dense multiscreen/OTT encoder modules for its modular XC Series platform are being demonstrated at IBC by Appear TV. The modules expand the amount of channels that can be simultaneously processed in a single hardware platform for a multiple-network topology — centrally or at the edge. Users can add them to an existing Appear TV 4RU XC5000 frame as part of an upgrade to an existing setup or as options for a new system application.
The units are part of Appear TV’s modular concept, which provides users with a selection of modules to create a solution custom-tailored to their needs. Any signal input from any carrier can be captured and adapted to any other signal output, according to the company, with highly dense and powerful video processing to any format and any device.
Since Appear TV’s platform is modular, the company says that it allows users to have multiple distribution format processes originating from one chassis, saving on hardware space and making it easy to make additions and upgrades as new formats and transmission technologies arise. In addition, all Appear TV modules can work with other third-party devices, making the integration with existing transmission equipment seamless.