IBC 2013: artec technologies to show mobile TV solution ‘with integrated time machine’

IBC will see artec technologies AG introduce robust new capabilities using RealNetworks Helix Universal Server as part of the XENTAURIX product and solution platform. XENTAURIX media and broadcast systems are network/Internet-based streaming and recording systems for TV, radio and video with sophisticated metadata search. The platform enables media deployment, broadcast compliance monitoring, media editing, competition and ratings surveillance, e-learning and mobile TV.

Using the XENTAURIX Mobile-TV solution, customers can define their own unique TV stations with both live and time-shifted content – easily switching between the two.

“There is a great demand for mobile TV solutions,” explains Ingo Hoffmann, CTO, artec technologies AG. “Users want to connect with TV stations around the world on their smartphones and tablets, and even directly target specific stations and define their own programs.”

With the XENTAURIX solution, individualised video clips can be called up from a clip list in the user’s mobile TV interface using intuitive search terms. The storyboard displays time-lined image frames of all of the recordings making them easy to search and navigate. “This is a luxury previously only accessible to VIPs who received clips according to predefined criteria. With this new technology, it’s now available for anyone with a smartphone,” says Hoffmann.

Helix Universal Server enables the XENTAURIX Mobile-TV solution to take time-shifting to a new level – making it possible to call up TV broadcasts over greatly extended periods of time. The system accesses EPG data and the broadcast is immediately streamed. With the embedded storyboard, fast-forward and rewind are simple.

“Helix Universal Server is an ideal complement for XENTAURIX. The combination of our support for time-shifted playback and artec technologies’ precise search and metadata features results in cutting-edge solutions for customers. With our support for MPEG-DASH, videos can be played on a wide range of devices from smartphones to PCs to everything in between,” confirms David J. Smith, director global partner platform, RealNetworks, Inc. 

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