U-life Upgrades to ETX from Harmonic

U-life Upgrades to ETX from Harmonic

06 January 2022

Leading Taiwanese TV shopping channel, U-Life, renews its confidence in Etere with an upgrade to Etere ETX from Harmonic.

U-Life has implemented the market-proven Etere ETX channel-in-a-box, to manage master control workflows and improve operational efficiencies. The software-based architecture allows it to deliver all the functionalities of a traditional playout system on a reliable and streamlined software interface. The upgrade provides a scalable and flexible playout solution that boosts operational efficiencies and enables workflows that expands easily as the business evolves.

U-Life is a long-time customer of Etere and chose ETX to streamline the master control workflows and playout automation of the channel. Etere ETX is a tightly integrated 4k-ready channel-in-a-box software that works with all commonly-used HD, SD digital video, audio and graphics platforms without the need for any additional cumbersome hardware or interfaces. The software also supports IP, SDI and NDI inputs and outputs. In addition, ETX is able to simultaneously manage different ingest/playout channels, making it a versatile multi-channel solution that is capable of video acquisitions, real-time compression and network transmission with full support for different video codecs between channels. Etere also readily integrates with the existing technologies of the station, making it a flexible solution to implement. The software features an intuitive graphical user interface for an efficient and simplified operation.

Key Features
■ Multiple graphics and webGL graphics overlays
■ Capture web pages as live multimedia sources
■ 4K, HD, and SD with Up and Down conversion
■ RTMP input and integrated time delay
■ Serves as a RTMP sender or RTSP receiver
■ Full IP support for both HD and SD videos, supports NewTek NDI
■ Supports multiple layers of graphics
■ Fully compliant DVB (Digital Video Broadcasting) stream
■ Supports Microsoft ReFS File System, cloud-ready
■ Included graphics engine allows overlay of static/animated logos and crawlers on 8 layers
■ Able to perform IP in and IP out, with multiple frame rates and independent IP out services
■ Integrated IT-based master control with multichannel 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
■ SDI output with support for selected cards (SDI or IP) including Blackmagic, Matrox
■ File formats includes LXF, MOV, MXF, GXF, ASF, MPG-TS, MPG-PS, AVI, DV and MKV
■ Video codecs includes DVCPRO, MPG1, MPG2, MPG4, H.264, HEVC/ H.265, DNxHD, ProRes
■ Audio codecs includes AAC, MP2, MP3, Flac
■ Minimum video duration 75 frames, can vary with format
■ Graphics files includes TGA, AVI, MOV, SWF, PNG, JPEG, GIF
■ Picture-in-Picture (PIP) capabilities: Insert multiple overlays of live graphics and videos over a streaming video
■ Supports 64-bits and microservices

Renowned for its service excellence and innovation, Etere empowers broadcasters with complimentary software updates for all users on a support contract. With each new release, users are empowered with an advancement in capabilities and functionalities.

The system design was designed by Etere and managed by Etere's system integrator in Taiwan, N-TYPE incorporation.

Learn more about Etere Ecosystem solutions, contact us at info@etere.com for more information.






Since its beginnings in 1987, Etere has been preparing its customers in the media and entertainment industry to be ready for the future. Etere is a worldwide provider of broadcast and media software solutions backed by its mark of excellence in system design, flexibility and reliability. Engineered in Singapore, the revolutionary concept of Etere Ecosystem promotes real-time collaborations and enhances operational efficiency across the entire enterprise. Etere Ecosystem software solutions including Media Asset Management, Channel-in-a-Box, Newsroom, Ad Insertion, Airsales, Automation, Broadcast Management System, Censorship, HSM Archive, Logging, OTT/VOD Delivery, Radio-Live, Subtitling and Captioning software are built with an integrative Web and Windows architecture that is customisable to fit perfectly in any system. Designed by experienced developers from 4 different countries, Etere Ecosystem undergoes rigorous tests and quality checks to ensure uncompromising reliability. Etere delivers on its service excellence commitment with a 24/7 worldwide support and complimentary software updates. Its portfolio of digital technologies and market-proven remote/on-site services including consultancy, training, installation and demonstrations are ready to run with your business no matter where you are located. Etere enhances your adaptability for the future and empowers you with the most innovative software tools to drive your business to greater heights. www.etere.com
U-Life is a home shopping channel based in Da'an District, Taipei (Taiwan). It is a sister TV station of the Eastern Home Shopping (EHS). In 2010, U-LIfe channel was launched to cater for the domestic TV shopping market. U-Life incorporates a convenient and affordable shopping experience for consumers through the use of TV, video and the internet to promote their shopping platform. www.u-mall.com.tw/
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About Etere
Since its beginnings in 1987, Etere has been preparing its customers in the media and entertainment industry to be ready for the future. Etere is a worldwide provider of broadcast and media software solutions backed by its mark of excellence in system design, flexibility and reliability. Engineered in Singapore, the revolutionary concept of Etere Ecosystem promotes real-time collaborations and enhances operational efficiency across the entire enterprise. Etere Ecosystem software solutions including Media Asset Management, Channel-in-a-Box, Newsroom, Ad Insertion, Airsales, Automation, Broadcast Management System, Censorship, HSM Archive, Logging, OTT/VOD Delivery, Radio-Live, Subtitling and Captioning software are built with an integrative Web and Windows architecture that is customisable to fit perfectly in any system. Designed by experienced developers from 4 different countries, Etere Ecosystem undergoes rigorous tests and quality checks to ensure uncompromising reliability. Etere delivers on its service excellence commitment with a 24/7 worldwide support and complimentary software updates. Its portfolio of digital technologies and market-proven remote/on-site services including consultancy, training, installation and demonstrations are ready to run with your business no matter where you are located. Etere enhances your adaptability for the future and empowers you with the most innovative software tools to drive your business to greater heights. www.etere.com
U-Life
About U-Life
U-Life is a home shopping channel based in Da'an District, Taipei (Taiwan). It is a sister TV station of the Eastern Home Shopping (EHS). In 2010, U-LIfe channel was launched to cater for the domestic TV shopping market. U-Life incorporates a convenient and affordable shopping experience for consumers through the use of TV, video and the internet to promote their shopping platform. www.u-mall.com.tw/