Appear Triumphs with NAB Product of the Year Award for the X Platform Hardware-accelerated SRT

NAB Show Product of the Year SRT

Las Vegas, USA, 17 April 2024 – Appear, the global leader in live production technology is thrilled to announce that it has been awarded the prestigious 2024 NAB Product of the Year Award in the CONNECT (Hardware Infrastructure) category. This accolade was presented during the celebrated NAB Show in Las Vegas for Appear’s innovative X Platform Hardware-accelerated SRT.

The X Platform Hardware-accelerated SRT, a revolutionary product developed by Appear’s innovative  team, harnesses the potential of the Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) protocol to redefine the transport of broadcast-quality video over the Internet. The X Platform stands out for its robust, high-density, and scalable architecture, designed to significantly enhance operational efficiency and cost-effectiveness in video transport. Unlike traditional SRT solutions, the X Platform can support up to 22 UHD camera feeds and manage over 192 SRT connections with an impressive throughput of 18 Gbit/s in a single 1RU chassis.

This technology also facilitates a drastic reduction in the cost, space, and power needed for high-quality video transport over public internet connections, meeting the rigorous demands of modern media and entertainment companies. Its deployment has already shown profound impacts for some of the world’s leading broadcast brands, where it has enabled  a significant reduction in infrastructure costs.

The NAB Product of the Year Award is a testament to Appear’s commitment to innovation and excellence in live production technology. It highlights the company’s ability to develop cutting-edge technologies that cater to critical industry needs and push the boundaries of what is possible in media transport and delivery.

Appear is grateful for this recognition and remains dedicated to continuing its pursuit of pioneering solutions that shape the future of broadcasting.


About Appear

Headquartered in Oslo, Norway, Appear is a leader in live production technology, specialising in high-capacity, sustainable solutions for media processing and content delivery. Our portfolio is designed to support the most complex scenarios of live event contribution, adapting seamlessly to the ever-evolving dynamics of the media, entertainment, and sports industries.

Over the past 20 years, Appear’s world-renowned team of experts made us the most progressive and forward-thinking company in the industry. Our relentless emphasis on modularity and functional versatility places us at the forefront of driving innovation in live production technology.

We proudly count the world’s leading content creators amongst our esteemed list of customers who trust our solutions to deliver the highest profile live media with integrity and efficiency.

Appear’s global operation includes centres of excellence in London and Los Angeles.