Evertz to focus on media asset management and playout at NAB 2022
Evertz Microsystems will be highlighting its advanced solutions for linear channel playout, media asset management (MAM) and on-demand services at NAB 2022.
On show will be the scalable and infrastructure agnostic Mediator-X platform and OvertureRT modular playout engine to handle MAM, transmission playout (TX) and non-linear delivery (NLD) across thousands of channels globally.
Mediator-X can run on private or public cloud infrastructure, giving media companies a versatile workflow engine that fully automates MAM processes. The system can be configured to run just one of the MAM, TX or NLD core functions, but when all three are combined benefits come into play in terms of simplicity of use and increased efficiency.
As an extensive playout engine, OvertureRT delivers features including logo/graphics insertion, SCTE metadata messaging, audio loudness correction, Nielsen watermarking, Dolby D encoding and more.
Evertz also says international customers are choosing the Mediator-X/OvertureRT platform because it offers extensive multi-language services. Also relevant is the system’s support for parent and child playout, which allows broadcasters to playout multiple channels customised for specific regions. This feature makes it easier to include regionalised news segments/programmes, localised commercials and localised programming.
At NAB 2022, Evertz is introducing StreamPro, a cost-effective playout and automation solution for smaller broadcasters and OTT applications.
Using Evertz Overture playout technology, StreamPro delivers frame accurate linear playout streams, preconfigured workflows, task options and a choice of redundancy models. A simplified ingest process ensures that ready-for-air content and metadata is automatically delivered to third-party storage and Evertz OvertureRT playout devices. Scheduling StreamPro includes all Evertz standard templates such as live, file based content, captions/subtitles, graphics and SCTE104/35 insertion. Finally, StreamPro’s feature-rich user interface incorporates the latest HTML5 web-based standards to deliver all the speed and performance of a native desktop application to remote clients anywhere.
In addition to Mediator-X and StreamPro, Evertz is also showing ProGuard, a real-time safeguarding product that ensures audiences are protected from offensive video or audio content. With support for both SDI and SMPTE ST2110, ProGuard provides up to 30 seconds of delay allowing operators to remove offensive material or correct technical issues so that broadcasters meet regulations and maintain programme continuity.