“PlayBox Neo’s channel-in-a-box approach proved ideal for this project,” comments E & E’s CEO, Dhileep Meyyappan. “Compact, reliable and easy to operate, it is configured with all the facilities required for channel branding, content scheduling, storage and fully automated transmission. The entire playout process is handled within a 3 RU AirBox Neo-20 server including 6 terabytes of RAID-protected storage, TitleBox Neo-20 graphics management software and a SafeBox Neo-20 content replication module.
“As well as being operator friendly, PlayBox Neo-20 servers are straightforward to install and integrate with third-party production and distribution equipment. PlayBox Neo-20 systems are also highly scalable as extra channels are easily accommodated if or when needed. Additional CIAB modules can be integrated relatively quickly or supplemented at very short notice by Cloud2TV running as on premises software or cloud Software as a Service.
Flexibility is vital in any automated playout system. AirBox Neo-20 allows channel managers to change the file order almost up to the point of transmission or switch to fully live broadcasting if required to handle an urgent story.
“Future-proofing was a further reason for recommending PlayBox Neo. AirBox Neo-20 supports multiple playout resolutions, giving broadcasters the freedom to transmit whatever combination of SD, HD and 4K UHD is most appropriate to their current transmission strategy. Customers also have the option of subscribing to latest-generation software updates, adding extra refinements during the lifetime of each system.”