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Telestream unveils video monitoring solution, SRT Alliance welcomes new members and more

TVBEurope rounds up today's top tech stories

Telestream has unveiled a new video monitoring solution for broadcast, production and distribution networks.

Inspect 2110 monitors ST 2110 video streams at broadcast and production facilities for operations staff, network engineers and content creators.

The solution ensures video flowing across the network is correct, enabling broadcasters to make the shift from SDI to IP video.

Inspect 2110 also offers a direct link to PRISM, Telestream’s IP media analysis platform, to expedite troubleshooting issues.

Telestream VP product management Ian Valentine said: “The broadcasting shift from SDI to IP provides many benefits, but video network visibility and rapid diagnostics are a challenge.

“Inspect 2110 provides automated IP video network visibility with the tools broadcast operators need to ensure the IP video network is working as expected.

“With a direct link from Inspect 2110 to PRISM for deep analysis and our premier IQ management system for centralised program tracking for 2110, Telestream offers a unique and complete solution.

SRT Alliance welcomes new members

Tata Communications, Panasonic, Edgeware and DVSport have joined the SRT Alliance to show their support of the cross industry adoption of the SRT Open Source protocol.

Over 50 organisations have joined the SRT Alliance within the last four months, bringing the total number of members to more than 350 companies.

Originally developed and open sourced by Haivision, SRT (Secure Reliable Transport) is an open source video streaming protocol that enables remote and Cloud-based high-performance video workflows.

DVSport CEO Brian Lowe said: “DVSport relies on SRT every day to fuel our live replay systems for NCAA sports.

“SRT has enabled us to reduce our costs and expand our services by taking advantage of readily accessible low-cost business networks for flawless live video transport.”

Edgeware chief product and technology officer Johan Bolin added: “As internet and the Cloud are becoming increasingly important, not only for distribution of TV but also for the very creation of the content including channel origination and new interactive entertainment formats, there is a growing demand for reliable and effective means to get the content from the cameras and production sites up to the Cloud in a robust and low-delay fashion.

“SRT offers a good foundation as a protocol to build on, and the growing adoption in the industry caters for an ecosystem where broadcasters and streaming service providers can select interoperable best of breed products.”

ATG Danmon completes UHD video production facility

ATG Danmon has announced the completion of a UHD video production facility for the London headquarters of Fidelity International.

The new facility includes a TV studio and production control gallery, plus a podcast studio with its dedicated control room, edit suites and a green room.

The TV studio (Studio 1) is equipped with three broadcast-quality Blackmagic Ursa UHD cameras including Fuji lenses, mounted on Vinten robotic pedestals.

Additional studio facilities include Kino-Flo and Dedolight luminaires, Autoscript on-camera prompting and Sennheiser wireless lavalier microphones.

“We have also installed a Panasonic UHD camera equipped with remote pan/tilt/zoom control,” said ATG Danmon MD Russell Peirson-Hagger. “This can be used to capture wide angle or closeup images from a high, medium or low viewpoint to supplement the main studio cameras.

“In summary, we have been able to deliver a sensibly costed and versatile production facility of very high quality, complete with staff training and all supporting documentation,” he added. “We are confident that this system will have a long working life.”

Interra Systems launches Cloud-based QC service

Interra Systems has launched Interra Cloud Services (ICS), a new subscription-based service allowing media companies to perform content QC in the Cloud.

The company will initially offer this Cloud-based service for its BATON product running on Amazon Web Services infrastructure, with plans to add more advanced QC capabilities in the future, including its machine learning-based captions and lip sync solutions.

Interra Systems VP product management Anupama Anantharaman said: “In the prevailing media supply chain, Cloud has become a sought-after platform for file-based workflows.

“We are excited to announce that BATON, our industry-recognised media QC solution, is now available to our customers as a subscription-based service.

“By offloading the task of running and maintaining on-premises infrastructure, our customers, especially post production houses and companies with modest QC needs, can now perform QC operations more efficiently and at a reduced cost.”

Object Matrix, Signiant improve workflow compatibility

Object Matrix and Signiant have announced improved workflow compatibility between MatrixStore and Signiant Media Shuttle, enabling users to transfer large amounts of files and data from one secure location to another.

MatrixStore is a private and hybrid Cloud solution built on object storage technology, allowing media companies to keep content secure and protected, while ensuring easy access and discoverability.

Signiant Media Shuttle offers organisations an enterprise-grade SaaS solution for sending and sharing any-size files around the world.

The companies said implementing a MatrixStore secure vault to act as a Signiant landing zone ensures DMZ security without the need for additional storage systems.

Object Matrix sales and marketing director Nick Pearce-Tomenius said: “We have quite a number of customers which use our combined solutions to share, protect and distribute content globally.

“Signiant’s family of intelligent file transfer products offer our customers the opportunity to start small and grow according to their needs or to implement an enterprise scale solution that they know works out of the box with our object storage platforms.”