AirBox Neo and CloudAir power scalable broadcasting

PlayBox Technology promoted the latest additions to its range of broadcast playout and channel branding solutions at NAB Show New York, held at Javits Convention Center between October 17-18.

Commenting on the solution, PlayBox USA’s Director of US Operations, Van Duke, said: “Interest in our IP/SDI-server-based Neo channel-in-a-box and telco-based CloudAir solution was strong. Each can be operated standalone or combined into a uniquely powerful hybrid which allows almost unlimited expansion to be achieved at very short notice. The hybrid system gives station managers the freedom to start new program channels at very short notice, whether for event-specific red-button streams or permanent additions to their multiplex. CloudAir is also the perfect platform for SaaS-based media asset management, securely accessible from anywhere, fully searchable and with absolutely limitless capacity.”

AirBox Neo is a transmission agnostic broadcast playout solution giving operators the option of reaching their audiences via terrestrial, satellite, cable or IP networks, in SD, HD, UHD or all three resolutions. It can be configured with a wide range of modules to match any desired workflow, the release stated. Individual or connected systems can be controlled via a standard desktop computer, even a laptop, linked to the on-site apparatus room or a remotely located service provider.

CloudAir extends the remote-access model by opening up a whole spectrum of channel management opportunities including fast-startup of new channels and  remote archiving. CloudAir also allows the establishment and operation of disaster recovery facilities more economically and efficiently than renting and supervising an off-site suite, the release stated.