AirBox Neo Playout

PlayBox Technology
PlayBox Technology

AirBox Neo provides automated content playout for satellite channels, cable head-ends, over-the-air broadcasters and corporate TV users. It is designed to be extremely robust, in order to meet the highest reliability demands of on-air playout. Due to its unique modular architecture, it is also suitable for webcasters, hotel Pay TV channels, corporate presentations, video wall sourcing and other program distribution systems.

AirBox’s Multi Parallel Output feature enables the running of two or more SDI or IP streaming SD/HD/UHD outputs simultaneously so that broadcasters can easily provide parallel outputs in any combination needed to deliver the content. AirBox supports a wide variety of video/audio formats from virtually every known production platform. Files from third-party video servers such as Leitch, Seachange, etc. are natively supported.

Any changes to the playlist during an on-air session are possible! There are no locked clips in the playlist, except the one which is currently playing. They can be trimmed, edited or repositioned. Playback order can be changed on the fly with commands like skip to next or jump. Such order changes are performed seamlessly without stopping the current playout session. Live productions are facilitated by the powerful Live Show Clipboard which allows insertion and/or execution of various events or live streams.

For automated playout, AirBox allows playlist scheduling for weeks ahead. Resulting gaps or time overlaps are automatically resolved in order to ensure continuous operation even when conflicting timed events are present. Special facilities ensure uninterrupted operation if content files or even entire schedules are missing or misplaced.

PlayBox Technology is proud to be a valued member of the SRT Alliance – SRT functionality is available across a range of our products.

Product Specs

Video Compression Format


2000, AVC-Intra, Apple ProRes 422, DVCPro50, DVCPro HD, HAVC/H.265Bitrate

PAL / NTSC / 1080i HD / 720p HD / 1080p HD / 4K UHD 1 – 15 Mbit/sec in MPEG2 MP@ML • 10 – 50 Mbit/sec in MPEG2 422P@ML 1 – 80 Mbit/sec in MPEG2 MP@HL • 25 Mbit/sec with HDV and DV up to 80Mbit/s MPEG2 HD HP@HL • up to 40Mbit/s AVC/H.264 Baseline/Main up to 80Mbit/s AVC/H.264 Main/High • class 50 and 100 AVC-Intra

Color Sampling

4:2:0 – MPEG2 Main Profile (incl. HDV), 4:2:2 – MPEG2 4:2:2 Profile 4:2:0 / 4:1:1 – DV 25 Mbit/sec, 4:2:0 – WMV and AVC 4:2:2 – Apple ProRes, 4:2:0 – AVC – Intra

Audio Compression 

MPEG audio Layer 1 or 2, AAC audio, Uncompressed PCM, Windows, Media Audio, Dolby Digital (AC3)


64-384 Kbit/sec


48 kHZ

Media File Formats

Program Streams, M2T or TS – Transport Stream (SPTS and MPTS)

OpenDML AVI and WAV (mono and stereo), QuickTime, MXF, GXF

DV OpenDML Type 1 and Type 2 AVI, QuickTime, Raw DV, MXF, GXF

HDV MPG or M2T / TS – Transport Stream, QuickTime, MXF, GXF

HAVC/H.265 Transport Stream, QuickTime

Transport Stream (SPTS and MPTS), QuickTime, MXF


System Stream

Video Boards

DeckLink Duo; DeckLink 4K Extreme; DeckLink 4K Pro; DeckLink 4K Extreme; DeckLink SDI 4K; DeckLink Studio 4K;

Corvid 3G; Corvid 11, Corvid 22, Corvid 44; Corvid 88; 

Delta-3G-elp-11, Delta-3G-elp-22, DELTA-3G-elp-key 11, DELTA-3G-elpkey 22

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