From The NAB Exhibit Floor: Broadcast Pix
Broadcast Pix | Booth SL7627 | Website: www.broadcastpix.com
Broadcast Pix today announced it intends to acquire ioGates, a cloud-based video production firm with more than a decade’s experience in web-based video management, conversion, and collaboration. The companies are finalizing details of the agreement.
ioGates has been offering web-based video management tools since 2003 and has customers worldwide in film and television production, education, sports venues, military and more. ioGates brings to Broadcast Pix an offering that enables media producers to share, convert, distribute and archive media files via the cloud. It has developed exclusive techniques that are important to meeting the unique requirements of video production workflows that use the cloud, including accelerated uploading, instant frame-accurate video preview from the Web, two-factor authentication for secure sharing of valuable content resources, automated video transcoding, and user interfaces that make it easy to manage and share media files from within a standard Web browser.
Kevin Prince, Broadcast Pix CEO, said: “What we achieved with integrated production systems was to create a hub where all the elements of live production come together. With the acquisition of ioGates and the release of BPNet, we are making it possible for that effortless orchestration, between people and systems, to exist without the constraints of time and place. ioGates gives Broadcast Pix a proven platform in the cloud. Together with our live production systems and video-over-IP knowledge, we are able to present our customers with a clear pathway to the next stage in efficient, cost-effective, and unbounded creative production.”
Jesper Andersen, ioGates CEO, said: “Our goal is to enable digital media producers to create, manage, and distribute content anytime, anywhere, using any platform. As a leader in the live production market, Broadcast Pix enables to us to bring our solution to a much wider audience.”
The ioGates team will join the Broadcast Pix family and will continue to sell and support ioGates’ popular services as part of Broadcast Pix. The expanded team will continue to further develop those solutions in alignment with Broadcast Pix’s overall strategy of using data to automate, manipulate, and reduce operational costs wherever two or more cameras combine for live video production.
On Monday, Broadcast Pix released a number of product announcements at the NAB Show. They include:
BPNet, a cloud-based IP workflow management system for all Broadcast Pix integrated production switchers. BPNet software provides easy access to the comprehensive service for sharing, converting, distributing, and archiving media files. It integrates directly within Broadcast Pix Flint, Granite, Mica and Roadie switchers, and is also accessible to collaborators via any PC or mobile device browser.
In addition, BPNet expands media management inside and outside the BP ecosystem. BPNet provides a software foundation for all BP production products that unifies the three pillars of IP production — video, control and data.
BPNet is a secure, cloud-based media management and collaboration solution designed expressly for video workflows. The browser-based BPNet environment features:
- Drag-and-drop, accelerated uploading to cloud storage
- Instant content preview in a professional-quality media player with frame-by-frame control
- Full access to and entry of metadata
- Easy search, sort, and management of stored content
- Secured sharing with individuals, departments, clients, etc. to create a collaborative work environment
- High quality transcoding engine, which automatically delivers the right format for any need (no technical skill required)
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