PlayBox Technology has announced an addition to its portfolio of broadcast and production workflow solutions. ProductionAirBox will be introduced by the company at BVE 2014 from 25-27 February.
Based on multi-channel engine architecture, ProductionAirBox can deliver content in one-shot mode or from a playlist. Supporting capabilities include clip timecode on the SDI output plus a clip trimmer with a dedicated SDI output. ProductionAirBox can be controlled via VDCP and Media Object Server (MOS) protocols.
Changes to the playlist can be made while on-air and clips in the playlist can be trimmed or repositioned on-the-fly. Up to four independent players can be accommodated on a single server and each player has separate playlist and playout control. Four SDI interfaces can be assigned as programme or preview outputs.
Its feature-set also includes forward or reverse shuttle at up to 32x speed, mixing of different video resolutions and formats in a single playlist, logical content trimming, multi-channel audio output, plus support for a variety of compression standards and media containers.
"ProductionAirBox is an extremely fast media manipulation and delivery system with the near-zero latency demanded for the fast-paced work environment of broadcast news, sports and live production," said PlayBox Technology managing director Don Ash. "It complements our NewsRoomBox production system by allowing practically instant switchover from one clip to another.”
The company will also be showing its Channel-in-a-Box broadcast playout system, which runs on compact PlayBox servers and processors.