Powered by IP, Broadcast Pix Is Integrating Production Beyond the Switcher at NAB 2016
Each I/O card can support up to 11 inputs and one key, as well as six outputs. The modules enable facilities to precisely tailor their I/O options to suit both current requirements and future needs. Granite SFPs offer options to add support for SMPTE 2022-6 and ASPEN IP transport formats, as well as fiber and HDMI audio/video connectivity, to future-proof the system for IP-based production.
Broadcast Pix has also announced new IP-enabled configurations of its Flint™ integrated production switcher, in addition to existing IP network capability in Mica™ and Roadie™ switchers. The new Flint IP options support ingest of multiple NDI inputs, output to NDI-compliant devices, and ingest of RTSP video streams from IP cameras.
Broadcast Pix has expanded its lineup of IP-based control surfaces with BPCommand™, which offers configurable, browser-based live production control interfaces that are specifically tailored to the needs of government meetings, houses of worship, and education applications. BPCommand makes professional live production easy to control, even for non-technical personnel, enabling them to execute sophisticated professional production sequences at the touch of a button.
Announced last month, BPNet software provides access to the company’s secure, cloud-based media management and collaborative solutions. The BPNet workflow management service unifies video, control, and data – the three pillars of Broadcast Pix IP production – and offers monitoring, transcoding, distribution, storage, and sharing of user files and content. BPNet allows Flint, Granite, Mica, and Roadie users to reach beyond the BP ecosystem for real-time collaboration over IP.
“We are thrilled at the interest in video-over-IP because IP-based workflow is not new for Broadcast Pix,” said Broadcast Pix CEO Kevin Prince. “We’ve used IP to provide flexible local and remote control of live productions for years and continue to expand those offerings. The increased use of IP throughout the production chain, combined with BPNet and our IP-capable integrated production switchers, means that Broadcast Pix can now extend its unified approach to orchestrating video, control, and data functionality far beyond the switcher.”
About Broadcast Pix Founded in 2002, Broadcast Pix provides tailored solutions for any live production environment. From compact mobile units to large-scale solutions, every Broadcast Pix features patented control and automation technology and a performance toolset that make it easy to optimize and customize your workflows. With customers in more than 110 countries, Broadcast Pix is the leader in integrated production switchers for broadcast, streaming, live event, and visual radio applications.