NAB Perspectives: Quantum’s Grossman on 4K Storage and StorNext 5

April 18, 2014 | Comments Off

It was a big NAB Show for Quantum, which tackled the 4K buzz head-on with the release of its new StorNext Pro Storage Solution. The system is specifically designed to enable digital workflows and drive higher levels of efficiency for broadcasters and postproduction facilities. It adequately supports 4K workflows, more camera formats,
and a greater number […]

NAB Perspectives: ATEME’s Antonovich Sees Major Progress in HEVC, 4K Development

April 18, 2014 | Comments Off

The ATEME booth stayed plenty busy throughout last week’s NAB 2014, thanks to a variety of future-looking HEVC, 4K/Ultra HD, and 360-degree experience demos and product announcements. Chief among the announcements was Live Any-to-Any, ATEME’s carrier-grade video-processing solution for next-generation TV Head-End, which serves as a real-time multichannel/format encoder/transcoder for multiscreen delivery of linear channels […]

NAB Perspectives: Orad’s Benovici on PlayMaker Combox and the 4K ‘Channel in a Box’

April 18, 2014 | Comments Off

As one of the major players in sports graphics, Orad is enjoying another successful year that has included work at the Sochi Olympics. At NAB 2014, the company offered a wide array of new products, including the PlayMaker Combox, what Orad is calling the world’s first integrated server and graphics solution. During the show, SVG […]

Evertz Targets Brave New IP World With Latest SDVN Solutions

April 18, 2014 | Comments Off

Evertz continued down the path to an IP world at NAB this year, rolling out a parade of SDVN (Software Defined Video Networking) 10GE solutions at the show. The SDVN architecture, which is built around a 10Gbps Ethernet core, promises a flexible format agnostic infrastructure that supports 4K and 8K video. Evertz SDVN products on […]

NAB Perspectives: Quereuil Discusses Aspera Drive, Rise of File-Based Workflows

April 18, 2014 | Comments Off

File-sharing workflows are rapidly becoming commonplace even in live sports production. Aspera, now with the backing of the IBM name following an acquisition announced in December, is one of the leaders, working major events, including the Sochi Olympics. At NAB 2014, the company unveiled Aspera Drive, a file-sharing and synchronization solution built on its fasp […]

NAB Perspectives: Kneuer on The Switch’s Doubling Its Network Capacity

April 18, 2014 | Comments Off

In support of the newly unveiled The Switch Five Nines Service for sports, The Switch unveiled a massive upgrade of the company’s current 10-Gbps inter-city backbone to 20 Gbps. The greater capacity will carry the new service among its 44 interconnecting switching centers in major metropolitan areas and more than 120 venues and rightsholders throughout […]

NAB Perspectives: Masstech CEO French on How PlayBox Acquisition Broadens Scope of the Business

April 18, 2014 | Comments Off

Masstech Group made quite a splash to kick off NAB 2014, announcing its intent to acquire the products and technology of PlayBox Technology, a provider of channel-in-a-box solutions for television. As a result, solutions from the two companies were on display side-by-side at the show. The acquisition, which is expected to be completed next month, […]

Level 3 Stays Busy at NAB With HEVC/MPEG-DASH Demo, New Video Cloud Services Platform

April 18, 2014 | Comments Off

Although Level 3 didn’t have an official booth at NAB 2014, the network operator was all over the Las Vegas Convention Center last week, both on the show floor and in the outside exhibit area. Level 3 Senior Product Director Derek Anderson took a moment at the show to walk SVG through the company’s various […]

NAB Perspectives: Cobalt Digital’s Jungels Talks New Quad-Split and Baseband-to-IP Transition

April 18, 2014 | Comments Off

Cobalt Digital’s booth at NAB 2014 was headlined by a unique quad-split card for OpenGear in sports trucks and control rooms, which allows users to move frames around the display at will — rather than the traditional four-quadrant split. The 9970-QS quad-split card provides four SDI inputs (3G/HD/SD), all with frame sync and independent ARC […]

Imagine Communications Shows Off New Look, Commitment to IP- and Cloud-Based Workflows

April 17, 2014 | Comments Off

Less than a month after Harris Broadcast made headlines by splitting its business into two segments, one of those segments, Imagine Communications — responsible for creating software, IP-networking, cloud-based, and TV Everywhere solutions for the media and entertainment market — made its NAB Show debut in the North Hall. Visitors to Imagine Communications’ booth could […]

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