NAB 2016: Solutions for the next phase of industry transformation

Imagine Communication to showcase latest innovations and host knowledge-sharing seminars throughout event

Imagine Communications (Booth N2502) will showcase its latest product advances and initiatives aimed at assisting broadcasters and other media companies through the next phase of the ongoing modernization of their production, playout and distribution facilities.

According to the company, the show will mark the debut of several product innovations that bring generational advances to today’s media operations and practices. Attendees will experience the latest solutions in hybrid infrastructure, compression and transcoding, monitoring and management, playout, cloud DVR and dynamic ad insertion, as well as ad management.

The company's booth will be the venue for ImagineLive Power Sessions, a series of presentations and interactive discussions featuring executives and subject matter experts from Imagine Communications and its partners and customers from across the IT and media and entertainment industries. Several times daily, for the duration of the show, attendees will have access to information and insight on the trends and events that are influencing the decisions of media industry professionals today and into the future.

Visitors to the booth will also have access to demonstrations that highlight the capabilities of the company’s current ad management, playout, networking and distribution solution portfolios:

Featured solutions from the company’s signal routing and processing portfolio include the high-performance PlatinumTM IP3 and VX routers,  Selenio MCP processing products and the MagellanTM SDN Orchestrator.  These solutions and others will showcase capabilities that align with the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) roadmap, including compatibility with SMPTE 2022, AES-67, and VSF TR-04/TR-03.  Imagine Communications will be highlighting the power of this interoperability roadmap by conducting demonstrations of ready-to-deploy integrations with other members of AIMS, an industry trade associated formed in December 2015 to advance the widespread adoption of open standards for the transport of video and audio over IP.

The company will also showcase Versio, the integrated channel playout solution powered by Zenium that is deployable as an appliance or in a fully virtualized environment. The cloud-enabled solution is playing an instrumental role in assisting broadcasters to virtualize their playout operations. Also demonstrated will be the company’s Nexio AMP video server and storage solution suite with NAS-as-a-SAN functionality to handle SD-to-UHD content encode and playback.

In addition, Imagine Communications will demonstrate the depth and breadth of the integration of 4K/UHD and High Dynamic Range (HDR) capabilities across the company’s entire networking and playout platforms. The company will showcase its support for HEVC/H.265 compression in its Selenio platform. Furthermore, it will be demonstrating support for UHD signals over IP using intoPIX TICO and Sony IP Live mezzanine compression for live production.

NAB Show attendees will also have access to demonstrations of the Landmark family of ad management tools. The portfolio includes next-gen systems that streamline omniplatform sales and scheduling with analytics, open APIs for programmatic trading, unique live log capabilities, unified billing and integrated workflows for linear, digital and advanced advertising.  

The company’s CloudXtream platform will also be showcased. The solution delivers a flexible  and comprehensive portfolio of software-based, high-quality, fully integrated multiscreen distribution and live ABR encoding solutions for delivering live, linear, on-demand and cloud DVR (cDVR) solutions — all  supported by Dynamic Ad Insertion capabilities.


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