MULTIFUNCTIONAL PLAYOUT SERVER «CHANNELS IN A BOX»
Multi-functional user friendly multi–channel broadcast playout server for multiple tiers of broadcast operators and full broadcast center operations.
Vplay 5 is ideally suited to Broadcasters who are aiming to migrate to IP and web streaming services. The server can mix different inputs and outputs on a per channel basis and supports multi format ingest from live sources.
Vplay supports subtitling and automatic audio leveling, regional ad insertion based on SCTE–35 tags, advanced graphic overlay per individual channel, simulcast out, internal transcoding and trans–rating of signals to DVB, ATSC ½ IP TS and Multi–Bitrate OTT broadcasting.
LIVE from Stream Labs office
Enjoy live 24/7 live streaming from testing server in Stream Labs Latvian (Northern Europe) office using VPLAY 5 software - UTC+2 timezone.
Example shows 1 HD channel 1080p, 1080x1920, 30 fps with multiple inputs and outputs. One of output is HLS stream with custom image size - 720p 1280x720 encoded H.264 codec with Variable bit-rate control - it is shown above. 1080p HLS stream available for test as well.
Note: During the software Skype demo, server maintenance or software upgrade - channel can be offline multiple times a day.
Basic software features
|Client–Server architecture / FULL Remote control support (LAN / VPN)|
|Simultaneously work with several channels|
|User / Access management|
|Unlimited Computer Graphics engine with transitions|
|TAGS, Metadata support / Filename parser|
|Live Inputs / Ingest mode|
|PAL/NTSC/SECAM/SD/HD/4K/Custom resolution support|
|Studio signals over IP (SMPTE ST 2110)|
|Independent parallel outputs support|
|GraphicRules / Templates / Multi–layer graphic scenes|
|External events (GPI, DTMF, CueTones, SCTE-35, SCTE-104)|
|Dolby Digital AC3|
|Time Events / Manual events / External events|
|Playlist Import / Export|
|StreamLabs, AJA, BlackMagic, Dektec, Mellanox* I/O cards support|
|Full frame animations / Transparency mask layers / Picture In Picture / 2D Effects|
|Distributed architecture for different work stations broadcast management / design|
|QualityControl / Loudness normalization|
|Burn subtitles, subtitles generation / SRT files support|
|Cue-Tone / SCTE-35 / SCTE-104 generator or pass-through|
|Inputs / Outputs configurable multi-format recording|
|Backup Option / Server reservation option (1+1)|
Legend: - included by default | - extra feature
Main scheduling application
|Local or remote user interface for broadcast operations with multiple simultaneous users|
|User authorization and user rights management for each individual channel|
|Flexible user interface with support for multiple windows and multiple monitor setups|
|Different operating modes: looped playlist, scheduled playback|
|Pre-schedutdng and live editing|
|Support for DTMF, SCTE 35/104, GPI|
|Player for verifying content creation and subtitle overlays|
|Channel graphic design and live graphic scene output verification|
|Using incomplete recorded files in playlist|
|Remote storage support|
|Multiple file format support|
|Input signals support from different hardware|
|Channel output signals may be routed to various hardware devices|
|IP output support|
|Ability to route one input signal on multiple channels with different settings on each channel.|
|IP and WEB broadcasting in parallel with AV signal output, while adjusting bitrates and resolution|
|Ability to visually monitor any input or output on the server in real–time.|
Included Computer Graphics engine
|Support for multi–layer graphic scenes|
|Support for live inputs in PIP mode|
|Text banners, crawling or rolling text, RSS news, text files and dynamic data updates|
|Digital and analog clocks|
|Full frame graphic animation|
|Graphic design preview|
Brief technical specifications
Input / Output interfaces and formats:
- SMPTE–2110 4K
- NewTek NDI®
- up to 12G-SDI (Embedded audio)
- Composite/S–Video/YUV (Analog Audio: balanced / unbalanced)
- IP TS UDP MPEG-TS (MPEG 2, AVC/H264, HEVC/H265)
- HDMI (576, 720, 1080, 2160)
- WEB RTMP, RTSP, HLS, MPEG–Dash, SRT
Supported ingest/output cards brands:
Stream Labs, AJA, BlackMagic, Dektec, Mellanox Connectx
Fully supported media formats:
AVl, MOV, MXF, MPG, BMP, TGA, GIF, PNG, JPG, TIF etc.
Fully supported media codecs:
XAVC, AVC–Intra, XDCAM HD422, DVCPRO (25,50, l 00), DVCAM, HDV, IMX (30,40,50), XDCAM EX (SP, HQ), XDCAM HD (LP, SP, HQ), DNxHD (36,145,220), AVC/H–264, MPEG2 GOP, Apple ProRes etc.
The rendering engine supports animated Logos, full frame animation and transparency mask layer. Full metada ta support for system automation. PIP capabilities with live inputs, 2D DYE effects, Text banners, Scrolling text, RSS with automatic data updates.
Subtitles burn into the image, subtitles generation in UDP streams. Support for SRT files. Application to edit subtitles.
Automated advertising detection/insertionby:
DTMF, SCTE–35, SCTE–104, GPI.
Ready to use solution
Stream Labs company provide the turnkey solutions for end users and integrators. The tested 1U-4U servers with pre-configured software, post sales 24/7 technical support & remote/onside training for engineers (by request) - are shipped worldwide with rails and all necessary cabling.
Hardware configuration depends from channel count per server and number of outputs per each channel. Possible request any: storage volume, drives brand, RAID controller, single or double hot-swap PSU's ... etc.