19 October, Oslo, Norway – Appear, the global leader in media processing and delivery technology, has been chosen by Vivaro Media to support its live contribution encoding of the upcoming 2023 Pan American Games, scheduled to take place in Santiago, Chile from October 20 to November 5, 2023. Vivaro Media, a leading provider of solutions for the global transport of live audiovisual content, has deployed Appear’s award-winning X Platform to encode 10 live HD channels during the competition.
The X Platform from Appear offers the most power, space, and operationally efficient solution on the market. Vivaro Media needed to deploy the Appear X10 with software-defined HEVC compression to deliver 10 live HD channels from the games in Santiago, allowing it to minimize energy consumption and considerably reduce shipping costs and power usage – with no compromise on quality or latency. The X Platform’s density and flexibility enable Vivaro Media to encode its live feeds seamlessly while rapidly scaling to meet increased number of camera feeds.
Carlos Jurado, Sales Engineering and Operations Senior Director at Vivaro Media, noted: “The Pan American Games ranks among the upper echelons of international major live sporting events, so we needed a live contribution partner we could trust to handle high quality content encoding at scale. Our collaboration with Appear does this and more. Its X Platform is a game changer in terms of efficiency and quality. The density of the X Platform means we can scale back our shipping costs, optimize on-site production space, and still guarantee top-quality coverage.”
Thomas Bostrøm Jørgensen, CEO, Appear, said: “We’re proud to be a part of Vivaro Media’s live coverage of the Pan American Games, helping ensure fans of the sports tournament across Latin America receive the best viewing experience. By putting its trust in our X Platform, Vivaro Media ensures the most robust, flexible, and secure live encoding solution on the market for the prestigious tournament. We look forward to continuing working with Vivaro Media and supporting some of the world’s most-loved sports tournaments.”
The X Platform’s ease of configuration and operational resilience empowers broadcasters and service providers globally to deliver live contribution, enabling next-generation remote production and distribution workflows. It seamlessly blends industry standards such as HEVC/AVC, ST-2110, JPEG XS, Zixi, and high-capacity SRT, with an equally broad array of processing, Network Address Translation (NAT), and firewall functions.
The X Platform includes Appear’s ECx110 modules for HEVC ultra-low latency encoding and decoding. It is the only compression solution on the market to offer ultra-low latency, HD, and UHD compression with SDI and ST-2110 uncompressed I/O, at scale and with 1RU or 2RU short-depth chassis options.
Appear is a global leader in high-capacity solutions for media processing and content delivery, including premium live event contribution, remote production and distribution. Pushing the limits of media and entertainment innovation, Appear’s primary focus is on delivering exceptional value to its global network of clients by elevating their content delivery to unprecedented levels of success.
With a commitment to product excellence and sustainability, Appear has won multiple prestigious awards and continuously strives to provide premium quality, highly efficient solutions that enable tier-one content providers to outperform their competition. Through its innovative offerings, Appear empowers its clients to accomplish seamless integrations and unparalleled media workflow performance, even in the face of an ever-changing landscape.
By actively collaborating with trade bodies and esteemed technology partners, Appear remains at the forefront of the latest industry advancements, ensuring seamless and secure media transport across any network to deliver unmatched value and game-changing results to the world of live events and premium content.