Welcome!

News Feed Item

Ensemble Designs Streams Into IBC

AMSTERDAM, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ensemble Designs is introducing a new model of its award winning BrightEye NXT line of Compact Routers.  The BrightEye NXT 450 incorporates a high quality, high profile mpeg encoder/decoder to the already formidable feature set of the BrightEye NXT 430-X.  Its advanced H.264 coding techniques give superb performance at low bit rates.

Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140902/142208

"First we made a clean and quiet compact router in 1/3 RU," said David Wood, CEO and Chief Design Engineer at Ensemble Designs.  "Then we added clean and quiet switching of HDMI and HDCP encrypted sources alongside SDI sources.  And then at InfoComm this year, we introduced new BrightEye NXT compact routers that incorporate up/down/cross conversion functionality along with functions like dissolves, router salvos and control from anywhere via web browser enabled devices.  Now at IBC we're adding the BrightEye NXT 450 that has real time MPEG unicast, multicast and DVB-ASI capability – and it's still only 1/3 RU."

"This is incredibly powerful," added Mondae Hott, Director of Sales at Ensemble Designs. "Now it's possible for users to hook up SDI and HDMI devices without worrying about timing issues, convert them to a common Standard Definition or High Definition format as simply as selecting a source and pushing the TAKE button, intercut or dissolve them seamlessly to a very high quality MPEG encoder for realtime streaming, while simultaneously sending them to SDI or HDMI destinations.  And all this is in a device the size of a paperback novel."

The BrightEye NXT 450's new encoding functionality produces simultaneous transport streams including one high-resolution and one low-resolution unicast stream, one multicast stream, and a DVB-ASI stream. Sources can be seamlessly routed to the encoder that outputs the various streams to an RJ-45 Ethernet connector on the back of the unit.  The DVB-ASI formatter produces a DVB-ASI format stream that can be sent to a BNC or Fiber port for distribution.

The BrightEye NXT 450 also includes an MPEG decoder. Gigabit Ethernet can be received via the RJ-45 connector as either unicast or multicast, MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 decoded to 3G, HD, SD SDI with embedded audio, and can be mixed or intercut with other sources connected to the router.  Decoded and encoded video can be seen in realtime and full motion on the LCD display on the front of the unit. The full duplex codec allows simultaneous use of the encoder and decoder.

"Think about this for a minute," remarked Robert Nunez, sales for Ensemble Designs.  "Someone can go out in the field with a set-up as simple as a camera, an iPad, a disk recorder and a BrightEye NXT 450 and then be able to distribute content via streaming video in hi-rez or low-rez format, SDI video via microwave or fiber optic land line, and HDMI to local displays or projectors – all at the same time, and all with video sources switched or dissolved cleanly and quietly.  And if someone throws a curve ball and has a source in a resolution outside the distribution format, the BrightEye NXT can convert it on the fly to the correct format for the telecast.  Try getting all that functionality out of any other router!"

The BrightEye NXT line of compact routers includes the BrightEye NXT 430, clean and quiet SDI router; the BrightEye NXT 410 HDMI/SDI clean and quiet compact router; the BrightEye NXT 430-X clean and quiet, converting, compact router, the BrightEye NXT 410-H HDMI/HDCP/SDI clean and quiet, converting, compact router; and now the BrightEye NXT 450 streaming, clean and quiet, SDI, HDMI, converting, compact router. In addition, there is the BrightEye NXT 415, a competitively priced compact router for those not requiring clean switching.

"We're all on the edge of our seat wondering what else the engineers can squeeze into this little router," said Jay Warner, Sales for Ensemble Designs.  "In less than two years, we have introduced six different models of compact router, each with greater and greater functionality. Adding streaming to the already powerful set of features on the NXT line is the perfect solution for those productions that distribute their content via the Internet, yet require SDI and HDMI destinations as well. It's the perfect package in a tiny footprint."

Hard Surface Control Panel For The Avenue Layering Engine

Ensemble Designs also announced the addition of a hard surface control panel for their award winning Avenue Layering Engine product.  The IP connected control panel brings a solid hardware user interface to its already easy to use web browser control software.

"This is a real panel with real buttons to control keying and vision mixing functions positively and instantly," said David Wood, CEO and Chief Design Engineer with Ensemble Designs. "In addition, the panel works with other interfaces making it the perfect solution for use with automation. The operator can quickly and positively override automation functions in the event of a service disruption or equipment failure."

The new control panel features a front panel LCD display that shows thumbnails of sources allowing instant verification of switching selections. When used alongside the award winning web browser interface that can be accessed with any web browser enabled device such as an iPad or laptop computer, all of the functionality of the powerful vision mixing and keying system can be harnessed in a compact, easy-to-use control position.  The new control panel is connected via IP allowing access from anywhere on the network, and can be powered via POE for easy, single wire hook up. Source selection, cuts, dissolves, and three levels of keying can be independently controlled via the new control panel.

"Customers have been asking for a hard control surface for the Avenue Layering Engine and now we have delivered it," said Mondae Hott, Director of Sales with Ensemble Designs. "This easy to use interface is a beautiful compliment to the elegant award winning keying and vision mixing software interface.  The fact that it works along side automation interfaces, makes it a wonderful solution for master control or bypass situations."

The new control panel will be introduced and demonstrated along with all the other powerful Avenue Layering Engine features at IBC 2014 stand 8.B91 at the Amsterdam RAI September 12 – 16.

Based in Grass Valley, California and formed in 1989, Ensemble Designs is a leading provider of signal processing and infrastructure products. Customers include Lockhead, NASA, Major League Baseball, Olympic Broadcast Organisation, General Atomics, and ESPN.

SOURCE Ensemble Designs

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
A strange thing is happening along the way to the Internet of Things, namely far too many devices to work with and manage. It has become clear that we'll need much higher efficiency user experiences that can allow us to more easily and scalably work with the thousands of devices that will soon be in each of our lives. Enter the conversational interface revolution, combining bots we can literally talk with, gesture to, and even direct with our thoughts, with embedded artificial intelligence, whic...
ChatOps is an emerging topic that has led to the wide availability of integrations between group chat and various other tools/platforms. Currently, HipChat is an extremely powerful collaboration platform due to the various ChatOps integrations that are available. However, DevOps automation can involve orchestration and complex workflows. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Himanshu Chhetri, CTO at Addteq, will cover practical examples and use cases such as self-provisioning infra...
As DevOps methodologies expand their reach across the enterprise, organizations face the daunting challenge of adapting related cloud strategies to ensure optimal alignment, from managing complexity to ensuring proper governance. How can culture, automation, legacy apps and even budget be reexamined to enable this ongoing shift within the modern software factory? In her Day 2 Keynote at @DevOpsSummit at 21st Cloud Expo, Aruna Ravichandran, VP, DevOps Solutions Marketing, CA Technologies, was jo...
"Storpool does only block-level storage so we do one thing extremely well. The growth in data is what drives the move to software-defined technologies in general and software-defined storage," explained Boyan Ivanov, CEO and co-founder at StorPool, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 16th Cloud Expo, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.
As Marc Andreessen says software is eating the world. Everything is rapidly moving toward being software-defined – from our phones and cars through our washing machines to the datacenter. However, there are larger challenges when implementing software defined on a larger scale - when building software defined infrastructure. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Boyan Ivanov, CEO of StorPool, provided some practical insights on what, how and why when implementing "software-defined" in the datacent...
Blockchain. A day doesn’t seem to go by without seeing articles and discussions about the technology. According to PwC executive Seamus Cushley, approximately $1.4B has been invested in blockchain just last year. In Gartner’s recent hype cycle for emerging technologies, blockchain is approaching the peak. It is considered by Gartner as one of the ‘Key platform-enabling technologies to track.’ While there is a lot of ‘hype vs reality’ discussions going on, there is no arguing that blockchain is b...
Blockchain is a shared, secure record of exchange that establishes trust, accountability and transparency across business networks. Supported by the Linux Foundation's open source, open-standards based Hyperledger Project, Blockchain has the potential to improve regulatory compliance, reduce cost as well as advance trade. Are you curious about how Blockchain is built for business? In her session at 21st Cloud Expo, René Bostic, Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America, discussed the b...
You know you need the cloud, but you’re hesitant to simply dump everything at Amazon since you know that not all workloads are suitable for cloud. You know that you want the kind of ease of use and scalability that you get with public cloud, but your applications are architected in a way that makes the public cloud a non-starter. You’re looking at private cloud solutions based on hyperconverged infrastructure, but you’re concerned with the limits inherent in those technologies.
Is advanced scheduling in Kubernetes achievable?Yes, however, how do you properly accommodate every real-life scenario that a Kubernetes user might encounter? How do you leverage advanced scheduling techniques to shape and describe each scenario in easy-to-use rules and configurations? In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 21st Cloud Expo, Oleg Chunikhin, CTO at Kublr, answered these questions and demonstrated techniques for implementing advanced scheduling. For example, using spot instances and co...
The use of containers by developers -- and now increasingly IT operators -- has grown from infatuation to deep and abiding love. But as with any long-term affair, the honeymoon soon leads to needing to live well together ... and maybe even getting some relationship help along the way. And so it goes with container orchestration and automation solutions, which are rapidly emerging as the means to maintain the bliss between rapid container adoption and broad container use among multiple cloud host...
The cloud era has reached the stage where it is no longer a question of whether a company should migrate, but when. Enterprises have embraced the outsourcing of where their various applications are stored and who manages them, saving significant investment along the way. Plus, the cloud has become a defining competitive edge. Companies that fail to successfully adapt risk failure. The media, of course, continues to extol the virtues of the cloud, including how easy it is to get there. Migrating...
Imagine if you will, a retail floor so densely packed with sensors that they can pick up the movements of insects scurrying across a store aisle. Or a component of a piece of factory equipment so well-instrumented that its digital twin provides resolution down to the micrometer.
The need for greater agility and scalability necessitated the digital transformation in the form of following equation: monolithic to microservices to serverless architecture (FaaS). To keep up with the cut-throat competition, the organisations need to update their technology stack to make software development their differentiating factor. Thus microservices architecture emerged as a potential method to provide development teams with greater flexibility and other advantages, such as the abili...
In his keynote at 18th Cloud Expo, Andrew Keys, Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise, provided an overview of the evolution of the Internet and the Database and the future of their combination – the Blockchain. Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life settle...
Product connectivity goes hand and hand these days with increased use of personal data. New IoT devices are becoming more personalized than ever before. In his session at 22nd Cloud Expo | DXWorld Expo, Nicolas Fierro, CEO of MIMIR Blockchain Solutions, will discuss how in order to protect your data and privacy, IoT applications need to embrace Blockchain technology for a new level of product security never before seen - or needed.