CHANNEL-IN-A-BOX22 March 2017
Etere Channel-in-a-Box empowers users with all the features needed to maintain an efficient and reliable channel on-air, including ingest, automation, master control and interactive graphics with consistent precision for even the most demanding of environments.
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Etere presents a cutting-edge, digital Channel-in-a-Box solution that empowers broadcasters with a unified platform and optimized file-based workflows to deliver programming across single or multiple platforms without the need for external graphics devices. The next-generation integrated system comes equipped with advanced automation capabilities that fulfill the requirements of broadcasters and TV stations of all sizes. Etere Channel-in-a-Box streamlines operations with simplified deployment, high performance and easy upgrade.
Etere Channel-in-a-Box speeds the deployment of TV channels with its integrative tools including ingest, rich graphics for professional playout, advanced graphics, dynamic overlays and text over recorded/live videos and even IP broadcast in a single cost-effective solution. It provides all the necessary tools with customizable configurations to manage the playout in both HD and SD. Etere Channel-in-a-Box solution is also easy to maintain, cost effective and highly reliable for all your mission-critical broadcast operations.
Etere ETX is a IT-based Channel-in-a-Box with full IP (in and out) capabilities. It is a 4K-ready product that is able of driving the most popular HD/SD digital video/audio/graphics platform without the need for middle-ware or proprietary hardware.
■ Able to perform IP in and IP out, with multiple frame rates and independent IP out services
■ Fast streaming of content to media servers (YouTube, Wowza and Adobe Media Server) using RTMP & RTSP protocols
■ Integrated IT-based master control with multichannels ingest/playout
■ Easy insertion of closed captions including CEA 608 and CEA 708 with ETX inserter
■ Create live subtitling seamlessly with ETX inserter and time delay
■ 4K ready, full IP support for both HD and SD videos, supports NewTek NDI
■ SDI output supporting the following cards: Blackmagic, Matrox DSX, DSXLE3 and XMIO2, AJA Corvid and AJA Kona, Bluefish444 Epoch 4K Supernova S+, Epoch Supernova CG and Epoch Neutron cards, Deltacast SDI and IP video cards
■ Supports multiple layer of graphics, squeeze, 3D graphic animation and flash graphics
■ Ability to produce during ingest a proxy version in WMV format
■ Included graphics engine allows overlay of static/animated logos and crawlers on 8 layers
■ Support for all major wrappers (AVI, MXF, GXF, QT)
■ All compression schemas MPEG-2, DV25, HDV, DVCpro,DVCpro50,DVCproHD, IMX30/40/50, XDcam-EX, XDCam-HD,AVC-Intra AVC-HD, H264, WMV, ProRes, HEVC
■ H264 encoding
Etere Master Control
Etere Master Control enhances Etere ETX video and graphics features to achieve new capabilities of a full IT-based playout. ■ Friendly touch-screen graphic interface
■ Preset and preview bars for fast switching
■ Default configuration (A/B) needs a SD/HD 2IN-2OUT card
■ Up to 8 logo layers with multiple sizes per decoder
■ Unlimited number of input channels plus one Crawl/CG
■ Audio shuffling and control as well as dolby-e pass-through
■ Video switching including transitions effects
■ Multiple PC's installations (e.g. for a 2nd EE monitor)
ETX-G is a commercial graphics management software that boasts an efficient archive management system for all graphics databases combined with an intuitive user interface that enables SDI-supported, real-time previews, instant addition and deletion of graphics anytime before playout. Etere ETX-G is an extension of Etere ETX and it can also be used as a separate graphics software in any playout. Etere ETX-G's integration with MAM library allows users to organize all the available graphics in one location and improve the operational efficiency during image search. Users can also preview graphics in real-time with visible alpha channel in asset form, without dedicated hardware and make some adjustments on the graphics directly. ■ Full 4K, IP support and SDI connectivity
■ Supports multiple uploads and layers of graphics, squeeze, text crawlers, flash graphics, logos, 3D graphics, animation
■ Pre-set, preview and program allow preliminary checks of graphics before playout, without dedicated hardware
■ Allows instant addition or deletion of graphics anytime before playout
■ Supports single Flash Swf projects
■ Ability to link up graphic objects such as texts, videos and pictures to multiple data sources
■ Multiple videocards compatibility with a single output
■ Supports popular graphics editors such as Adobe
■ Load balancing capabilities for a fault-tolerant and fault resilient performance
■ Graphics engine that enables overlay of static/animated logos and crawlers
■ Real-time sharing of data across an integrated Etere MERP framework
Founded in 1987, Etere is amongst the worldwide leaders in Media Asset Management and channel in a box software solutions for broadcasters and media companies. Etere’s unique MERP software-only solution is used by many of the world’s leading broadcasters to power their digital assets. Its modular solutions including Airsales, Ad Insertion, playout, HSM archive, TV automation and Censorship are built with an innovative architecture, offering the best flexibility and reliability in the market. Etere is headquartered in Singapore, with a dedicated 24/7 support centre in Italy.