Singapore, May 20, 2024 – PlayBox Neo will exhibit its newly expanded range of smart media playout solutions on stand 5L2-2 at Broadcast Asia 2024, May 29-31. Making their APAC market debut will be the latest versions of AirBox Neo-20, Capture Suite, Channel-in-a-Box, Media Gateway and Cloud2TV.

“Media channel managers are looking for high efficiency, scalability, creative versatility and reliability,” comments Desmon Goh, Managing Director of PlayBox Neo APAC. “Workflow efficiency is achieved through our solutions which enable practically every step from ingest to transmission to be controlled from a single desktop.”

“Our systems allow easy expansion from a single terrestrial, satellite or online channel up to a global network transmitting across multiple time zones,” adds Iulian Ionescu, PlayBox Neo Regional Sales Director. “They support any desired level of scheduled-based automation up to and including 24/7 hands-off playout. Playlist alterations as well as live news stories are easy to accommodate. Based on 24 years of refinement, PlayBox Neo systems are highly stable and reliable.”

AirBox Neo-20 provides automated content streaming and broadcast playout for any kind of TV channel: cloud-based, satellite, cable head-ends, over-the-air broadcast, corporate TV, internet-based TV, etc. New features include a graphic mixer with 4K-UHD optimization, video resize capability, separate fade transition for every logo preset implementation, plus full 1:1 mirror mode.

Media Gateway is a fully software-based router and encoder offering savings in capital outlay, space and maintenance. Latest enhancements include support for 1:1 aspect ratio 3840 x 3840 resolution 25 to 60 fps 1:1 video display plus audio visualization.

Capture Suite is a multi-channel multi-server UHD/HD/SD live ingest solution, now expanded to include support for the XMP file format to allow close integration with Adobe Premiere video editing software.

Channel-in-a-Box is a complete turnkey broadcast television playout server suite occupying just 1 U of rack space. Designed for single channel or multiple channel HD or UHD operation, it includes playout automation, scheduling, interactive CG and graphics, content ingest and live delivery.

All four products also gain an SMPTE ST 2110 input/output interface allowing IP-based content capture and playback connectivity over any distance.

Cloud2TV is based on the concept of virtual channel playout and is totally software-centric. Its processing platform and cloud-native services offer television channel managers operational simplicity, efficiency and agility. Among latest-generation refinements are a new implementation of advanced search and custom CSV database import.

PlayBox Neo is a globally active leader in the development, manufacture of broadcast media playout and channel branding solutions, powering over 19,500 TV and branding channels in more than 120 countries. Building on 24 years of successful innovation, the company pioneered the development of high-efficiency server-based and cloud-based playout to support every scale and type of one-to-many communication.

PlayBox Neo broadcast products and cloud solutions cover everything from live playout to fully automated transmission. Users include national and international broadcasters, start-up TV channels, webcasters, interactive TV and music channels, film channels, remote TV channels, corporate information channels and disaster recovery channels.

Available for all PlayBox Neo systems, the optional ASM&TS (Annual Software Maintenance & Technical Support) subscription offers extended 24/7 support and software upgrades, ensuring maximum operational reliability and future-proofing. With its commercial headquarters in Europe, PlayBox Neo has offices in the USA (PlayBox Neo LLC), Singapore (PlayBox Neo Asia Pacific), India (PlayBox Neo India), and the UK.