Vector 3 gets graphic at IBC

Creators of sport graphics will have a new option at IBC courtesy of Vector 3 as it demos a broadcast multichannel solution, Vector MultiPlay, and the all-in-one Vectorbox chassis.

Designed for Hub and Spoke playout scenarios, Vector MultiPlay provides the “hub” automation component while Vectorbox plays the “spoke.” “With many broadcasters evaluating integrated workflows powered by a media asset management platform, the company has enhanced its playout solutions to integrate deeply with MAM applications.

“We are the best playout solution in the market and to integrate with the best MAMs we need to share with them some key features,” comments Roman Ceano, General Manager, Vector 3. “In addition to advancing our integration with MAM platforms, Vector 3 R&D is also enhancing the MCR workflows by providing more Web-based solutions such as the new multi-viewer that allows the entire staff to tune in to the control room from virtually any desk making broadcast management much more flexible. Saving manpower in playout is certainly linked with automating processes but even more with clever monitoring that allows operators to only be warned when human actions are needed.”

Highlights of Vector 3 advanced playout technology include:

· New MAM capabilities for smart integration with fully tapeless workflows
· Integration with Diva, Xendata and SGI for cart machine management
· Web-based Multichannel Viewer with multichannel timeline view
· New software Inspector for real time control of live signals
· New EPG formats
· Even more extensive Subtitle file support
· Third-party compatibility for aspect ratio management (AFD, RP-186 and WSS)
· More compatibility with third party playlist and as-run logs.
· Compatible with NAS and SAN storage vendors

For non-multichannel broadcasting (spokes and disaster recovery) Vector 3 offers the all-in-one VectorBox. The company says the turnkey solution delivers the full range of playout automation features and includes ingest, graphics, channel branding and local programming  management integrated into one chassis

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