VITEC’s EZ TV Video Wall Solution Wins Best of Show Award at the 2018 NAB Show

VITEC, a worldwide leader in advanced video encoding and streaming solutions, today announced that the new EZ TV video wall processor, available within the award-winning EZ TV IPTV and Digital Signage Platform, was recognized with a Best of Show Award at the 2018 NAB Show from Sound & Video Contractor (SVC) magazine.

Evaluated by a panel of industry experts, the Best of Show Award winners were selected based on innovation, feature set, cost efficiency, and performance in serving the industry.


VITEC’s video wall solution is designed to simplify deployment and management of projects involving IPTV, digital signage, and video wall content, while delivering a breathtaking visual experience. The new EZ TV video wall processors are 100 percent hardware-based, feature low-latency native playback of IPTV streams up to 4K, and support interactive content, video, and imagery transformations. More than 50 displays on up to four unique walls can be managed from a single processor, including nonstandard layouts and resolutions of TVs and LED walls.

“It’s an exciting time for VITEC as we lead the IPTV revolution by introducing innovative ways to deploy video streaming solutions throughout an enterprise facility,” said Eli Garten, vice president, Enterprise Video Solutions, VITEC. “Our goal is to help our customers take advantage of their IP infrastructure by offering new video and digital signage services, an engaging user experience, and maximum efficiency. This industry recognition of our new video wall solution highlights our continued investment in the EZ TV platform and in our customers as they grow their video services and look to stay ahead of the curve within this dynamic field of digital video.”

In addition to the video wall integration, VITEC continues to enhance the EZ TV platform with new capabilities. The latest release also includes content provider DRM integration; time-shifted TV; a new mobile app that allows users to stream video from the field back to HQ; real-time enhancement of HEVC streams delivered over lossy networks; and TAA-compliant, high-performance end-points.

The fifth annual SVC Best of NAB Show Awards honor outstanding new products exhibited at the 2018 NAB Show. Hand-selected industry experts evaluated the entries on the show floor. Winners receive an award for display and will be featured in SVC, the professional AV industry resource that provides in-depth applications and business-related information covering the spectrum of the contracting industry.

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ThinkSport selects StudioTalk

ThinkSport, the first network that brings together the variety of sports-related expertise and excellence in order to facilitate new partnerships, knowledge sharing, creative thinking and innovative projects, has selected BCE, the European leader in media services, system integration and software development in the areas of television, radio, production and postproduction, telecommunication and IT, for the coverage of THE SPOT with the SaaS (Solution as a Service) StudioTalk.

Anna_Hellman-ThinkSportAnna Hellman, Director of ThinkSport said: “We were looking for a solution to record interviews with our delegates, speakers and partners in an easy, but professional way. StudioTalk is the perfect solution with a user-friendly platform and an intuitive interface.”

StudioTalk is an all-in-one production solution from BCE. It can be used in a variety of configurations, such as visual radio (recently installed at RTL Radio and FunRadio in France), shows, production and event coverage. Much more than a production platform, the solution manages the branding and sets of the studio, but also the distribution to multiple screens for both linear and non-linear TV.

“Thanks to the auto-production mode, we will be able to have broadcast quality interviews in a ready-to-stream format. We will post our videos on our website and in other channels”, explains Anna Hellman.

The solution will be deployed at the SwissTech Convention Center on a dedicated space with multiple angle cameras. The ThinkSport team was in direct contact with BCE in order to create the sets templates which will appear on the branding screens of the ephemeral studio.

While ThinkSport will be able to manage the complete solution thanks to an intuitive user interface, BCE will provide technical support during the complete event in order to ensure the best use of the solution and enhance ThinkSport communications during the event.

“We are glad to support THE SPOT with our solution StudioTalk. Thanks to its portability and easy setup, the solution can be swiftly configured and ready to produce and broadcast content” explains Olivier Waty, Technology and Projects Director at BCE.

THE SPOT will take place at the Swisstech Convention Center in Lausanne (Switzerland) on the 15 and 16 May 2018. While BCE will cover the event with StudioTalk, BCE will also present its recent projects in digitisation, archiving, distribution, monetization and live over IP for the sports industry.

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ioGates Adds Support for EditShare QScan Automated Quality Control

Announced in March, QScan offers file-based video and audio AQC that simplifies compliance and delivery requirements.

With its single-pass analysis technology, which shows errors almost instantly without the need for retesting when users change test parameters, QScan ROI can be measured in days not weeks.

“EditShare QScan is already supporting deliverable formats to broadcasters including PBS and the UK DPP,” explained Luis Rodriguez, director of QScan business development for EditShare. “We are extremely grateful that ioGates has integrated QScan, because it makes it easier than ever for their clients to deliver high-quality content.”

Support for the new EditShare QScan AQC product line has been integrated into the ioGates cloud-based media management service.

AQC software allows TV stations and post-production facilities to review incoming and outgoing files for loudness, macroblocking, dropouts, freeze frames, and other potential errors.

“Our integration with QScan makes it easy to verify media files and produce detailed reports within the streamlined ioGates workflow,” explained Jesper Andersen, COO of ioGates.

Trusted by post-production facilities, movie studios, and broadcasters, the ioGates cloud-based media management service provides a secure platform for uploading, sharing, collaborating, distributing, and archiving media content.

Its browser-based workflow system eliminates complex formatting and FTP issues that impede content sharing and productivity. ioGates also powers the BPNet™ production ecosystem that provides the control-over-IP capabilities of BPswitch™ integrated production switchers. All Broadcast Pix switchers include an ioGates account.

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