With just one week to go before Integrated Systems Europe (10-12 February 2015, RAI, Amsterdam) opens its doors, Cabletime has announced that it will be launching and demonstrating a significant new product feature – synchronised live video streaming. The new enhancement to the company’s popular IPTV distribution solution, MediaStar, will provide intelligent and auto-adaptive synchronised play-out of any live video stream regardless of the number of screens being used.
“This is a significant development, which we are excited to be showing for the first time at ISE,” said Mike Cuckow, Sales Director, EMEA Asia Pacific at Cabletime. “There has long been an issue around accurately synching video and audio delivered over IP to multiple screens. The feature, which will be incorporated in all new products, and will be easily upgradeable by existing users of MediaStar, will ensure that both the video and audio on multiple screens are fully harmonised.”
Digital signage and support for 4K
Along with presentations (on booth 10-P116) of the new synchronised live video streaming feature, Cabletime will also be demonstrating its digital signage platform which now supports 4K, multi-zones and advanced browsing.
New MPEG Encoder
The new, competitively priced MediaStar Multi-Format Encoder (785-I) will be shown for the first time at ISE. This robust, solid state standalone unit has an MPEG2/H264 and HLS encoding capability and a unique auto-select input facility for all baseband, component, HDMI and SDI sources. Its compact size, low power consumption and input flexibility makes it the ideal solution for use in live events, theatres and presentations as well as for mobile camera applications. The 785 also features Power over Ethernet, so no PSU is required when connected to PoE switches and measures just 215 x 133 x 35 mm.
Updates to Media Manager, Cabletime’s core schedule, control and monitoring software, will also be showing, including the latest security solution supporting LDAP/Active Directory; and changes to delegated administration rights, enabling a Global System Administrator to selectively delegate sub administration capability to regional offices, departments or individuals.
The Cabletime team is hosting a drinks reception on its booth (10-P116) on Tuesday 10th February at 4.30pm; and also welcomes visitors to charge their smartphones and refresh themselves with English tea, freshly ground coffee and fresh milk throughout the show.
The MediaStar range provides TV/AV and multimedia distribution products primarily for medium to large enterprises, which require future-proof, stable and proven solutions for live TV, corporate communications, multicasts, music TV, training and digital signage.