The Evolution to IP-based Services
Broadcast businesses are increasingly looking to evolve IP-based services alongside more traditional delivery methods. Hosting technology within generic data centres delivers service agility and saves cost, enabling the operator to be situated remotely in a standard office environment with all the cost savings that delivers.
Configurability and Flexibility
As a software-only virtual implementation of Pebble’s Dolphin integrated channel device, Orca’s software-defined channels are configurable to meet the exact requirements of each service. Dolphin and Orca share the same underlying architecture and operate under the control of the company’s flagship Marina automation system, making it easy to mirror channel templates for simultaneous playout to traditional SDI as well as IP video distribution.
Rapid and Straightforward Channel Launches
Running in a virtual machine (VM) in a private or public cloud with IP inputs and outputs, Orca delivers all the functionality previously handled by discrete hardware servers, graphics and captioning systems within a pure software environment. New IP channels can be created from a series of templates at the touch of a button, and quickly deployed into a running system without having to restart or make configuration changes.
Orca was awarded ‘Best of Show’ by TV Technology at NAB 2016.