A new linear broadcast software-based system, optimised from the ground up to take full advantage of cloud-based resources, is being unveiled at IBC.
Veset Nimbus Cloud Playout is a platform-agnostic, professional broadcast grade playout solution that takes full advantage of the efficiency and flexibility of cloud solutions.
It aims to provide everything needed to create a linear channel, from content ingest to delivery of a UDP feed to headend, cable or CDN. The use of cloud technology ensures that data is automatically backed-up and safeguarded against loss due to hardware failure. Individual playout requirements are fulfilled in a virtual cluster, and are further protected from planned — or unplanned — downtime.
Nimbus can be deployed on a broad range of public and private clouds, ranging from Amazon Web Services’ Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), the hugely scalable and resilient web service for cloud-based products and applications, to locally installed servers.
Veset said core components of the system can be easily integrated with existing systems and processes if desired. These include Nimbus Ingest, a web-based content ingest agent where relevant metadata is added, quality control is automatically applied and content uploaded to the MAM module quickly and securely. The Nimbus MAM component allows all mezzanine content to be managed in the Amazon S3 storage cloud. The MAM controls conversion and audio loudness normalisation compliant with relevant standards.Schedules and sub-schedules are planned and added, secondary playlist elements added, graphics edited and time-delays inserted by the Nimbus Schedule component.
Hosted in Amazon EC2 by default, Nimbus Playout can also be hosted in any other private/public cloud. Realtime video and audio filtering can be used, even for upscaling to HD.