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SPECIFICATON

VIDEO

SPECIFICATON

AUDIO

AirBox 

PLAYOUT 

PRODUCT OVERVIEW

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AIirBox

Versatile in nature and running as a stand-alone solution, ATHENSA PLAYOUT provides the necessary playout automation processes, needed in today’s broadcast facilities. Its modular architecture makes it suitable not only for broadcasting organizations of any size but for media professionals who need seamless content playout automation. Available in UHD/HD/SD-SDI or IP streaming, ATHENSA PLAYOUT secures unattended operations 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

MPEG2, AVC/H.264, HDV and DV compression scalability, hardware independence are the typical highlights of ATHENSA PLAYOUT. Ideally suited for time-critical live operations. Professional device support through GPI, RS232, VDCP is also available. Redundant playout makes it perfect for fail-safe environments.

ATHENSA PLAYOUT Multi Parallel Output – AP MPO enables the running of two or more outputs so that broadcasters can easily provide parallel outputs in any combination needed to deliver the content. UHD SDI, HD SDI, SD SDI (with real-time re-scaling) playout and IP streaming output, or for example, output in H.264 (MPEG-4) and MPEG-2 at the same time.

ATHENSA PLAYOUT supports streams from virtually every known production platform providing AVI, MPEG, WMV, Quick Time or MXF content. Files from third-party servers such as Leitch or Seachange are natively supported.

For live productions, any changes to the playlist during on-air session are possible! There are no qued or locked clips. Every clip in the playlist, except the one which is currently playing, can be trimmed, edited or re-positioned. Moreover, playlist order can be changed on-the-fly with commands like skip to next or jump. Such order changes are performed seamlessly without stopping the current playout session. Live productions are facilitated by the powerful Live Show Clipboard which allows insertion and/or execution of various events or live streams.

AirBox PRO Option

ATHENSA PLAYOUT PRO Option:
* GPI & Router Control (Kramer, Leitch, VikinX, Pesa, Quartz, GrassValley Concerto/Acapella,Snell (Serial control only), BMD-Videohub, UMC)
* LTC Timecode input for playback triggering
* MPEG2 Live Input Stream Support in the Playlist  (required for IP Pump only)
* ATHENSA GRAPHICS Net Control – Control of ATHENSA GRAPHICS on the same PC or on remote PCs
* 2D Video Scaling (Squeeze) of the playlist content
* DTMF & SCTE 35 (DTMF part) Decoding for Commercial Insertion

AirBox Options

DTMF CUE-TONE GENERATOR
& INSERTER

Analogue DTMF Cue-Tone Generator and Inserter

SCTE-35
GENERATOR

& INSERTER

Digital SCTE-35 Cue-Tone Generator and Inserter 

AUTOMATIC AUDIO  LOUDNESS NORMALIZATION

Automatically adjusts audio loudness of media during playback according to ITU-R BS.1770, ATSC A/85, EBU R128 based on media metadata

AUTOMATIC AUDIO  LOUDNESS NORMALIZATION

Automatically adjusts audio loudness of media during playback according to ITU-R BS.1770, ATSC A/85, EBU R128 based on media metadata

DOLBY AC-3 SUPPORT

2x ATHENSA Dolby Digital (AC3/E-AC3) Decoders & 1x Dolby Digital Plus Encoder

Multi Backup Manager Option

ATHENSA Multi Backup Manager Option - N:M Automatic redundancy option* Conditional plugins - allows use of conditions while performing backup switching (e.g. send router switch command only if Live input is not active)

* UMC (Universal Matrix Controller) support - provides centralized control of routers (video hubs) and allows multiple AirBox/CaptureBox instances or other applications (e.g. MBM) to share the same routers (video hubs)

* ATHENSA IP Switch INCLUDED
* ATHENSA UMC - INCLUDED

VDCP

VDCP – External automation control of ATHENSA PLAYOUT in slave mode via VDCP protocol

UNIQUE FEATURES

PLAYLIST FEATURES

INTERFACE FEATURES

  • SHOTBOX

  • ASYMMETRIC BACKUP

  • AUTOFILL

  • MULTI PARALLEL OUTPUT

  • MULTI-CHANNEL CPU CONSUMPTION OPTIMIZATION

  • RTMP STREAMING INPUT

  • SUPPORT OF AUDIO-ONLY CONTENT

THIRD PARTY DEVICE CONTROL

USER DEFINABLE INTERFACE

EXTERNAL AUTOMATION

LIVE SHOW CLIPBOARD

SEAMLESS 4K PLAYOUT WITH CG BRANDING

GRAYSCALE OPTION PER OUTPUT

NEWTEK NDI SUPPORT

ADJUSTABLE GLOBAL COLOR OPTION

DISABLE/ENABLE STREAMS PER OUTPUT

ASYMMETRIC BACKUP

AUTOFILL

SHOTBOX

GRAPHIC RULES

INGESTED PLAYBACK

COLLAPSIBLE PLAYLIST

DETAILED PLAYOUT LOG

FAST FORWARD

MULTI-CHANNEL AUDIO AND SUBTITLES

ON-THE-FLY COMMANDS

TRIM, EDIT OR RE-POSITION

ENCRYPTED AUDIO AND/OR VIDEO

FIXED-TIME SCHEDULING

MIXING MEDIA

LOUDNESS CONTROL

SIMULTANEOUS VIDEO SCALING

K-PLAYLIST

SEAMLESS 4K PLAYOUT WITH CG BRANDING

Video Compession

Format

Bitrate

Color sampling

MPEG2, WMV/VC1,   MPEG1, MPEG4, AVC/H.264,   JPEG 200, AVC-Intra, Apple ProRes 422, DV, HDV,   DVC Pro, DVCPro 50, DVCPro HD

 

PAL, NTSC, 1080i HD, 720p HD, 1080p HD

 

PAL, NTSC, 1080i HD, 720p HD, 1080p HD

4:2:0 – MPEG Main Profile (incl.HDV); 4:2:2 – MPEG2 4:2:2 Profile; 4:2:0/ 4:1:1 – DV 25 Mbit/s;   4:2:0 – WMV and AVC; 4:2:2 – Apple ProRes; 4:2:0 – AVC-Intra

Audio Compression

Bitrate (Mpeg audio)

Audio Sampling

MPEG audio Layer 1 or 2;   AAC audio;   Uncompressed PCM;  Windows Media Audio;   Dolby Digital (AC3)

64-384 Kbit/s

48 kHz

MEDIA FILE FORMATS

SUPPORTED VIDEO BOARDS

MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

 DeckLinkDeckLink Duo, DeckLink 4K Extreme , DeckLink 4K Pro, DeckLink 4K Extreme, DeckLink SDI 4K, DeckLink Studio 4K

 AJACorvid 44 , Corvid 88

 DeltaCastDelta-hd, Delta-asi

CPUSingle Intel Core i7 CPU; Dual Intel Xeon CPU

RAM16 gigabyte (GB) RAM (single CPU); 32 gigabyte (GB) RAM (dual CPU)

HDD500 MB available hard disk space for installation

Product functionality may vary based on your system configuration. Some features may require advanced or additional hardware.

  • MPEG2MPG(Program Stream); M2P(Program Stream); M2T (Transport Stream); TS (Transport Stream); Open DML AVI and WAV (mono and stereo); Quick time; MXF; GXF

  • DVOpenDML Type 1 and Type 2 AVI; QuickTime; DV; MXF; GXF

  • HDVMPG (Transport Stream); M2T/ TS (Transport Stream); QuickTime;   MXF; GXF

  • H.264/AVC/MPEG4 part 10TS (Transport Stream – SPTS and MPTS)

  • WMC/ VC-1WMV

  • MPEG1MPG (System Stream)

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