Thomson Video Networks will debut HEVC technology at NAB, including a new HEVC playout system powered by the ViBE VS7000 HEVC encoder and the Sapphire MPEG stream server, which enables broadcasters to run Ultra HD content on their networks.
Thomson’s MediaFlex video operating system drives the ViBE VS7000, a breakthrough “anything in, anything out” encoding/transcoding platform that combines simplicity, reliability, scalability and performance. Thomson will demonstrate MediaFlex v3.0 running on ViBE VS7000.
MediaFlex v3.0 provides a 40 percent increase in terms of channel density, allowing the ViBE VS7000 to process up 448 SD channels or 80 HD channels on a single frame. Predefined workflows and a service-based graphical user interface also simplify the day-to-day operation of the product.
As a complete DVB-S2, QAM, ATSC and DVB-T2 compression system for HD live content, the ViBE EM4000 is a premium encoding solution with the highest density in the industry. It can be used for DTH satellite, cable and terrestrial platforms.
Thomson is also showcasing TimePlanner, a new application that is part of the XMS Network Management System. Based on a profiling engine that enables the description of any item from a complete headend down to a program’s component, TimePlanner automatically schedules complex service plan changes without any human intervention, such as applying modifications to a large number of channels, changing channel line-up or managing recurring clear/scrambled transitions.
TimePlanner also features a brand new graphical user interface to further simplify the day-to-day work for video headend operation teams.
For the mobile contribution market, Thomson will show a new DVB-S/S2/DSNG satellite modulator board for the ViBE CP6000 multi-channel video platform. The board features the latest technology developments in modulation optimization, such as ultralow roll-off to boost satellite bandwidth efficiency.
Also at this year’s show, Thomson will release the ViBE CP6100, a new compact platform designed as a half-rack chassis to target space-constrained applications such as live event coverage with OB vans, DSNG cars or flyaways. The ViBE CP6100 offers a small-footprint solution without compromising video quality or feature set.
Thomson will show its solutions for central casting applications that need to contribute various video feeds, encode them centrally using the best compression technologies and finally perform ad and EAS insertion in local stations.
For broadcast groups operating multiple TV stations, Thomson offers a distributed architecture with centralized ATSC encoding, backhauling of high-quality contribution links and local video processing (splicing, EAS, grooming, and disaster recovery).