2009 NAB Show Preview Pro-Bel — Booth SU 12710 NEW Products: Pro-Bel re-invents the router — A fresh page in router design will be turned at NAB with the unveiling of a brand new router incorporating a raft of technological firsts. With an optional touch-screen user interface, the new 3Gbps (1080p) router offers an ideal […]
2009 NAB Show Preview
Pro-Bel — Booth SU 12710
Pro-Bel re-invents the router — A fresh page in router design will be turned at NAB with the unveiling of a brand new router incorporating a raft of technological firsts.
With an optional touch-screen user interface, the new 3Gbps (1080p) router offers an ideal mix of video and audio routing modularity with optional SFP 3Gbps fibre all accommodated within a cost effective design.
The large-scale, multi-format router is easily expanded up to 1152 x 1152 simply by linking two frames via multi-way cables without the need for any external splitters or combiners. Further capacity is added by linking further frames, even when the system is in use.
The frame architecture has also been designed to incorporate a new breed of high performance processing input and output modules. The first of these will be a de-embedder/embedder that passes embedded audio signals from all inputs to an internal 9216 x 9216 TDM (time-division multiplex) audio crosspoint, so allowing users to effortlessly route, shuffle and process any embedded audio signal on any input to any output. For further flexibility, the frame can be fitted with AES input and output modules to directly link into the embedded audio routing architecture.
Both video and audio switching inside the router is fully redundant using a unique new architecture developed to provide complete reliability without incurring a price premium.
Free Web Interface — A free new web-based interface for remotely accessing Halo, Pyxis, Sirius and Cygnus routers has been developed to complement the existing variety of pushbutton, keypad, LCD and software-based panel options.
Latest Developments For Morpheus Automation — Pro-Bel will be demonstrating its new scripting capability that allows users to automate repetitive tasks, dramatically improving productivity and consistency. Anything that users do via the user interface is captured within macro code, and can then be mapped onto LCD panels. Pro-Bel’s new fast commercial break feature will also be on show, it dynamically tracks all commercials within a schedule, allows an operator to instantly swap or move them and also provides detailed information on what has been aired.
Another recent advancement for Morpheus Automation is Panoplay – this ingenious system uniquely maintains synchronisation between two Morpheus play-out channels even if limited or inconsistent bandwidth is experienced in the network linking the two, so offering the ultimate Disaster Recovery solution at an affordable price.
Also on Display:
Morpheus Control & Monitoring — as part of a development project to add third-party control and monitoring, Pro-Bel’s Morpheus Control & Monitoring (MCM) system now seamlessly integrates with systems from two new manufacturers. New MCM routing configurations also offer users the capability to control and monitor more features within recent Pro-Bel routers, and to display status at a glance. Advances in the rules engine, customer-defined logic functions and a new tie-line engine will also be demonstrated on the stand.
Morpheus ICE — Now established as an affordable integrated playout platform, Morpheus ICE, which combines automation, master control, media playout and storage, can be scaled up simply by adding more of the compact 3RU modules as the operation expands, or could even be used to add capability to larger automation systems.
Also on the stand are a selection of new Vistek modular products fully equipped for future 3Gbps (1080p) operation, all at regular HD prices. Highlights include:
- V7500 – a Single and Dual 3Gbps (1080p) HD Frame Synchroniser with embedded audio processing and Dolby E re-timing.
- V1676 – SMPTE 297-2006 compliant range of 3Gbps HD Single & Dual Fibre Transmitters and Receivers.
- V6306 – Dolby Digital Encoder with optional HD/SD-SDI de-embedding and re-embedding.
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