Ideal Systems at BroadcastAsia2015

Full Live Sports &News Production Solution with Dejero and SoftCast

For the 1st time in Asia at Broadcast Asia, Ideal will show Dejero’s new LIVE+ EnGo transmitter which can be Camera-Mounted or Body-Worn to Deliver Outstanding HD Pictures With Extremely Low Latency, From Any Remote Location


This booth demo will feature an integrated live SoftCast News Room System with a live camera feed using Dejero’s new LIVE+ EnGo compact mobile transmitter which provides an IP signal into SoftCast’s SC Censor for life feed content control, then to the SoftCast News NRCS system for broadcast.

Recently launched at NAB, Dejero’s LIVE+ EnGo is a compact camera-mounted or wearable transmitter for remote video acquisition. LIVE+ EnGo encodes H.264 video and transmits it over multiple IP networks to deliver exceptional picture quality with extremely low latency. Its modular design enables the attachment of swappable wireless modules to customize LIVE+ EnGo to the locally available wireless network infrastructure, and for use around the world.


This newest addition to Dejero’s LIVE+ Platform of easy-to-use mobile transmitters, servers, software, and cloud services, LIVE+ EnGo is the perfect solution for mobile video contribution professionals who require agility and versatility. It’s compact, modular, and simple to use, LIVE+ EnGo uses cellular, Wi-Fi, Ethernet, and portable satellite connectivity for reliable live broadcasts from virtually anywhere—even from a moving vehicle. The solution is ideal for newsgathering, sports coverage, and any type of remote live-event broadcasting.

Camera-mounted or body-worn, the LIVE+ EnGo frees the operator from worrying about cables to trip over, making it fast and easy to move to different locations. The unit can be connected to any SDI or HDMI camera, and with the push of a single button, the system immediately detects video input and format, as well as available network connections, enabling the operator to go live quickly. Its intuitive touch screen interface provides confidence monitoring, status information, and easy operation, and it facilitates separate initiation of live and record functions.


The LIVE+ EnGo can bond up to eight network connections including 3G/4G/LTE, Wi-Fi, Ethernet, and portable satellite. The system’s high-performance wireless modules and dual-band MIMO integrated Wi-Fi capabilities ensure fast broadband connectivity. Additional features include internal storage for up to 40 hours of HD recording, a display port video output, integrated Bluetooth connectivity, and external USB ports. The LIVE+ EnGo is powered from a single Gold Mount or V-mount video camera battery. It also includes an internal battery to power the camera and accessories, allowing the operator to hot swap the external battery.

Dejero’s newly introduced LIVE+ Control cloud management tool gives studio technicians the ability to geolocate, monitor performance, and remotely control a fleet of LIVE+ EnGo transmitters from any Web browser. They can also preview incoming feeds and route both live and recorded content to on-air playout and online distribution workflows.


SC-Censor & Delay and SC – News NRCS
The on-booth demonstration will connect the live feed from the camera via Dejero’s LIVE+ EnGo to the SoftCast SC-Censor. The SoftCast SC-Censor solution allows for live feed content control and editing to ensure that no offensive or illegal content is accidently brought to air during live news casts. The editor can predefine a delay, and make changes to the incoming program without affecting the news broadcast. The editor can remove, blur or cut any video or audio content that is not fit to air. SC-Censor functions include “Follow my action” blur and video replace from a list of fillers and promos.

SC-Censor runs on a single Dell server form factor and the software supports either HD or SD operations, Graphics and logo overlay, on live pass through channels. SC-Censor supports 1+1 and N+M Backup as required for resiliency.

SC-Censor can also manage scheduled regional ad-insertion to control the switch from advertising breaks on the incoming program to the regional advertising. The SC-Censor system was recently purchased by GlobeCast in Singapore for content control on certain international live feeds.


In the booth demo the live signal is then passed from SC-Censor to SC- News. SC-News is the full News Room Computer Systems (NRCS) from SoftCast which includes script and rundown editing system, agency wires management and RSS browsing, stories archiving and searching, exporting of contents using EDL to NLE software, provides integrated low-resolution (i.e. proxy) video browsing and supports MOS protocol and has a full integral MAM, Playout and Graphics systems.

SoftCast IP and 4K
Playout Ideal will also be showcasing SoftCast’s SC-AutoPlayIP application for MPEG-1, MPEG-2 or H.264 IP Playout and Automation for reliable, and cost effective multichannel streaming Playout with the capability to provide graphic overlays.

SC-AutoPlayIP was designed for high-performance mixed workflows. SC-AutoPlayIP not only supports DVB-IP input and output. It can support the SDI input with DVB-IP output or vice versa. This incredibly provides the flexibility, and easy transition from baseband to IP source playout and easily additional options such as built in closed caption subtitling and the ability to feed the signal directly to encoders without having any baseband processing. This solution can even be run as a virtual machine including facilitating cloud playout.


Key Features:
· Sending SDP announcements using SAP
· Support multicast and unicast
· Auto select available NIC ports (next free port)
· User input correction
· Automatic SVC dependency layers count detection
· Support RTMP for MP4 (AVC/AAC/MP3) ,FLV, and Adobe Flash streaming
· RTSP Authorization and KeepAlive support

Ideal Systems will also be co-exhibiting with Astec Solutions showcasing iBroadcast Network Management System on Booth 5E1-02
iBroadcast is a comprehensive, end to end, multi-vendor Network Management System for broadcast platforms, enabling operations teams to take rapid action in response to any issues that might affect uptime. It provides a single, consolidated operational dashboard and aggregates data from any device or system from any vendor through an extensive library of free drivers already developed for a wide variety of broadcast equipment. Providing real-time equipment status and alarms, the system offers root cause analysis, trending, alarm correlation and equipment control. It enables web-based reporting, off-air service monitoring and also extend to uplinks, transmitters, IT infrastructure and building management systems.


A unique feature of the iBroadcast Network Management System is the ability for end-users to maintain control of their systems and future expansion of their operations, greatly reducing the overall total cost of ownership. We recognise that broadcast operations are extremely dynamic and equipment and systems are in a constant state of flux and it is our aim to empower our customers by providing a solution that can meet their needs now and into the future in the most cost-effective way.

Chris Barlow, Technical Director of Astec and Product Manager for iBroadcast will come to Singapore from the UK and will be demonstrating a fully-operational iBroadcast system and showing why it is the most flexible, configurable and cost-effective Network Management System for broadcasting.