PlayBox Neo Demonstrates Latest Advances in Onsite, Offsite and Multisite TV Channel Branding and Playout at Broadcast Asia

Jun 13, 2022
The accompanying montage shows PlayBox Neo stand activity during Broadcast Asia 2022

PlayBox Neo reports a successful Broadcast Asia 2022 where the company exhibited the latest additions to its range of television playout products and services. Demonstration highlights included the AirBox Neo-20 modular Channel-in-Box branding and playout system, SaaS-based Cloud2TV, Capture Suite and Multi Playout Manager.

"Following on from our successful participation at the post-Covid NAB Show and CABSAT, we were confident Broadcast Asia would sustain its effectiveness in attracting existing and potential clients from the APAC region," says Pavlin Rahnev, PlayBox Neo CEO. "APAC continues to be one of the most dynamic markets in the advance to 4K-UHD which we support across our entire product range. Many of our discussions were with broadcasters and playout service providers looking to expand the capacity of their existing systems or upgrade from third-party products. Major strengths of PlayBox Neo systems are their high reliability, physical compactness, easy installation, efficient operation and limitless scalability. Modularity is another major advantage as all our products and services can be configured to match each customer's current level of business and then expanded as or when needed." 

"Visitors experiencing our AirBox Neo-20 server-based channel branding and playout system are always impressed by its ease of use, combining media ingest, graphics creation, promo production, video clip editing, character generation, scheduling and playout all in one compact unit," adds Desmon Goh, General Manager of Singapore-based PlayBox Neo Asia Pacific. "It is a complete MCR playout system which supports legacy SDI as well as SRT secure IP streaming. Additional streaming outputs can be added easily whenever needed.

"Cloud2TV allows fast and versatile expansion as it can be installed onsite, offsite or across multiple sites. IP connectivity and automation are core elements of the entire system, enabling operators to work in their choice of location and timeframe. Most important of all, PlayBox Neo systems give operators the freedom to switch easily from automated playout to live transmission in the event of a late-breaking news story.

"Making its Broadcast Asia debut, Capture Suite maximizes the efficiency of broadcast ingest by allowing multiple channels to be managed across multiple servers. Capture Suite's integral compliant recording feature attracted very strong interest as its combines normal ingest plus compliance in a single solution including remote client control.

"The latest version of our Multi Playout Manager (MPM) proved another major attraction because we added the ability to view the output video on the GUI. MPM allows multiple AirBox Neo-20 channels to be operated via IP from any network-connected location. New features include an updated user interface and integrated playout preview. The revised UI matches those across the entire PlayBox Neo series. We have also added a future-playlist editor, support for custom metadata from AirBox Neo-20 plus a library module for fast access to MAM."