TV Channel in a Box – Integrated Playout

PlayBox Technology has developed its most advanced integrated playout engine yet.

The TV Channel in a Box is the result of over 15 years of experience in developing playout solutions for the world’s leading broadcasters. The PlayBox Technology Channel-in-a-Box provides an integrated playout solution for Broadcasters and OTT service providers in a 1RU or 3RU server, regardless if you are working with IP or SDI. The CIAB will enable you to playout an IP stream or an SDI in SD, HD or 4K UHD.

PlayBox Technology’s CIAB takes care of all your scheduling needs and uses simple, clean and engaging HTML5 for your transmission graphics needs including crawlers and rollers. As you would expect from PlayBox Technology, it offers sophisticated and easy to use automation. We have designed a user-friendly ingest which also gives you the ability to FTP your media straight to the Channel In A Box, saving you time. The Channel in a Box is available as a complete turnkey solution for single-channel or multichannel playout and streaming.

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

Product Specs

Video Input IP

• SMPTE ST 2110, 2022-2 2022-6, 2022-7 • Up to 4-Channels input available • SRT • RTMP •HD SDI •H265, •H264 •MPEG2  • Single channel input HD Video

Input SDI

•2G-SDI, SMPTE-2082, 12-bit, 10-bit and 8-bit •6G-SDI, SMPTE-2081,  10-bit and 8-bit  •3G-SDI, SMPTE-259/292/296/424/425, 12-bit,  10-bit and 8-bit •1.5G-SDI, SMPTE 372M

Video Output IP

• SMPTE ST 2110, 2022-6, 2022-7 • Up to 4-Channels output available  • SRT • RTMP •HD SDI •H265, •H264 •MPEG2

Video Output SDI

•2G-SDI, SMPTE-2082•12-bit, 10-bit and 8-bit 6G-SDI, •SMPTE-2081, 10-bit and 8-bit 3G-SDI, •SMPTE-259/292/296/424, 12-bit, 10-bit and 8-bit1.5G-SDI, •SMPTE 292M, Single Link 4:2:2 (1x BNC), 10-bit and 8-bit

Video Formats

• (2K) 2048 x 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60 • (2K) 2048 x 1080PsF 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30 • (HD) 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60 • (HD) 1080PsF 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30 • (HD) 1080i 50, 59.94 • (HD) 720P 50, 59.94, 60 • (SD) 625i 50 • (SD) 525i 59.94 SMPTE ST 2110 Audio

Input IP

Up to 16-Channel embedded audio (SMPTE 2022-6, 2022-7 HD SDI), 24-bit per channel, 48 kHz synchronous

Audio Output IP

• Up to 16-Channel embedded audio, 24-bit per channel, 48 kHz synchronous

Program/Commercial Insertion

• SCTE 104/35 generation for commercial insertion • SCTE-104 Decoder for Digital  • SCTE-104 Decoder for Digital Program/Commercial Insertion • Timecode LTC timecode input and output •  Graphics HTML 5 crawlers and rollers

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