Amsterdam, 31 August 2016

Open Broadcast Systems, an advanced broadcast technology visionary, is launching a suite of products to deliver software-defined live broadcast at IBC.

The products, running as “apps” on standard IT hardware, will enable broadcasters and services providers to easily transition to uncompressed IP by converting video both from legacy formats such as ASI and SDI to next generation formats and vice-versa. It also enables simple monitoring of all types of IP feed in one place, making it possible to move to future technologies today.

Open Broadcast Systems is also launching a 4K uncompressed-over-IP multiviewer, using a 40Gbps network. This demonstrates a technical-first, showing uncompressed-over-IP being processed on off-the-shelf hardware, and will enable broadcasters to monitor existing and next-generation IP feeds at a much lower-cost than before.

We are pleased to be leading the charge of moving the industry away from the single-use, black-box equipment of yesterday and towards a flexible, and much lower-cost software-driven future, commented Kieran Kunhya, Founder, Open Broadcast Systems. Most people agree that the broadcast datacentre of the future will look the same as an IT datacentre, but we are making that happen for our customers now.

Kieran Kunhya will also be discussing how this technical-first was achieved at the EBU Open Source Meetup, which takes place on the EBU booth (10.F20)  at 6pm on Saturday 10th September at IBC.

Open Broadcast Systems will be demonstrating these latest solutions on its booth (7.J38) at IBC, from 9th – 13th September.

About Open Broadcast Systems

Open Broadcast Systems is revolutionising the provision of advanced broadcast technology, moving the industry towards a flexible, cost efficient, software-driven future. Its cutting-edge and end-to-end encoding and decoding software is accelerating the delivery of premium content over IP, improving quality at the same time as reducing costs. High quality solutions developed by Open Broadcast Systems deliver services to millions of people every day, including many major sporting and breaking news events.

Its products adapt to the pressures and challenges of the modern broadcast environment, agile solutions can be developed and installed in extremely short timeframes, without compromising on quality.

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