International Datacasting Corp. is spotlighting two additions to its digital content distribution product lineup at NAB Show. Both offer technological advancements.
The first represents a significant advancement in the technology of program and ad insertion. The Laser Multi-Program Splicer (MPS) allows broadcast program or ad insertion on multiple channels simultaneously. The latest improvement adds an RF satellite interface. This solution creates a single box that combines a satellite receiver, ad server, file transmission technology and multichannel ad splicer. It integrates into existing receive-site equipment and enables long-format program insertion. Its primary benefit is that it allows for regionalization of content in digital terrestrial networks, cable networks or other distribution networks. The Laser MPS performs MPEG-4 and MPEG-2 splicing with 4 TB of storage and a web browser interface.
The other new product IDC is displaying is the Titan 3 Contribution Encoder. This robust 4:2:2 10-bit video encoder offers low latency encoding of 150 ms. The Titan 3 offers full support for most audio and video formats as well as BISS encryption. Due to its low latency, the Titan 3 is well suited for fast-paced real-time content such as live sports, and incorporates a user interface intended for outside broadcasting.