Oslo, Norway – Appear, a leading provider of next-generation video processing platforms for broadcast and streaming, is excited to announce a host of new video networking features on the ground-breaking X Platform. Two new software-defined modules have been launched to complement the existing range, enabling operators to tap into the latest standards within the communication universe and deliver new services at unprecedented quality levels.
Operators may select between high-capacity IP and ASI modules, each handling up to 2000 services. The IP module supports standards such as SMPTE 2022-6 and SMPTE 2110 with PTP and 40GbE interfaces, so operators can securely utilize the full potential of their network. The X Platform also provide market-leading, latency optimized compression featuring TICO, JPEG2K, AVC and HEVC at up to UHD resolution with flexible HDR support, catering to most applications. Since most functions are software defined, common hardware can be used and re-purposed to new roles instantly.
To ensure an outstanding ownership experience, regular software releases deliver a continuous stream of important feature upgrades for new and existing X Platform operators. These range from quality assurance aids such as traffic policing, real-time network monitoring and fully configurable source redundancy switching (with a fully seamless TS switching mode) through to the implementation of new streaming options using SRT and Zixi. Appear also provides advanced input monitoring for all inputs, delivering an insight into your network previously thought impossible.
The flexibility, security and remote traffic management capabilities are so advanced on X Platform it is seen by many as the only true universal appliance in existence today, covering virtually all roles within the contribution, distribution and DTH streaming space. It even seamlessly bridges technologies as diverse as IP and satellite and the powerful remote monitoring, policing, redundancy and control functions allow the product to be placed anywhere, even at the remotest limited access sites.
“The X Platform provides patented lossless redundancy and quality assurance unrivaled in the industry”, said Mr. Thomas Lind, Product Director at Appear. “Our new modules combined with the latest features solidify the X Platform’s position as the front runner in the video compression and networking domain.”
Appear is a leading provider of media processing and delivery technology. Headquartered in Oslo, Norway and with customers in over 100 countries, Appear provides the backbone that production companies, telcos and broadcasters rely on to make immersive live experiences possible for their viewers. With world-class products and expertise, Appear’s focus on modularity, efficiency and high quality helps customers stay ahead of competition in a market where expectations and requirements are constantly changing and evolving.