Pebble Beach Systems is launching Oceans, a new media orchestration platform.
The platform has been built for use in all Clouds, as well as on-prem. Broadcasters will be able to use it to deploy, manage, host and upgrade their workflows and services from a single intuitive unified interface.
According to the company, Oceans provides enhanced visibility and control of the playout infrastructure, and can enable broadcasters to expand their deployment as new services are released. The platform allows users to write and integrate their own functionality using its open and secure APIs.
Pebble Beach said the platform has been designed with four key principles at its heart:
- To help broadcasters and media companies transition towards IP-based technologies, including the Cloud
- To bring existing Pebble customers along and offer access to the new functionality
- To offer agile and reactive technology for changing business and external developments
- To easily support new technologies with iterative, flexible, modular solutions at all scales, from single channel infrastructures to multi-channel, multi-site, geo-dispersed operations
“Interoperability is in our DNA,” says Daniel Robinson, head of R&D at Pebble Beach Systems. “As experienced solution builders, our business is implementing playout infrastructures and taking customers on air in testing and diverse environments. Oceans will provide the broadcast community with flexible, easily upgradeable solutions, which are tailored to every workflow. Creating Oceans from the ground up, we took a rigorous approach to security, authentication, and resilience, building the platform the industry needs with the right building blocks for more functional services to further enhance our automation offerings.”