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Integrated Channel

Software-defined integrated channel with uniquely flexible channel pipeline design

Pebble’s scalable integrated channel device offers audio, video and graphics functionality in a compact, cost-effective format to meet your ingest, channel branding and frame-accurate multi-channel playout requirements.

It replicates in software all the functionality of a traditional broadcast playout chain made up of single-purpose devices performing dedicated functions, and it can be customised for all your channel types, from tightly scheduled ‘static’ channels to highly reactive channels with multiple content formats, complex graphics, and live inserts.

With SD/HD/UHD video server, master control switcher, subtitling, captioning and channel branding functionality, our Integrated Channel is installed across a range of broadcast applications including Tier One premium channels, regional commercial insertion, fast to market or short-term channels, disaster recovery centres and content ingest. Supporting an extensive range of compression and file formats, it incorporates full up- and down-conversion on ingest and playout, and the ability to mix legacy SD content with new HD and UHD material in the same playlist.

Working with you to understand the specific workflows that you require, our team of Solutions Architects will propose the optimum configuration of Automation and Integrated Channel software for your current project, and advise on what hardware to deploy to build in future scalability if your channel count and complexity changes. And as the Integrated Channel can operate using any combination of SDI, 2022-6, 2110 or transport stream, you can migrate your operations to IP at a pace that suites your business.

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Design your Channel Pipelines

Every broadcaster and service provider has a range of needs for each of their channels, and these can change throughout the lifetime of the installation.



So we have developed a channel designer to make changes to your software-defined channel as simple as dragging and dropping from a list of functional processes. Specifying the order in which processing happens, such as graphics overlay, DVE, ARC and audio shuffling, couldn’t be easier, and designs can be saved and recalled as required
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Seamless Integration

Pebble’s Integrated Channel integrates seamlessly as a standalone device into a multichannel system which might also incorporate best-of-breed video server, graphics or captioning devices for prime channels.



It can also act as a component for a hybrid channel which requires dedicated technology such as graphics devices. This means that you can choose the optimum configuration for the budgetary and technical needs of each of your channels. Crucially, your operators will be presented with the same user interface across the entire system, regardless of the technology you choose to deploy for each individual channel.
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Exceptional Quality

In today's highly commercial, multi-channel broadcast environment, audiences demand high quality transmission with error-free playout, regardless of format.



Our Integrated Channel Device delivers exceptional SD, HD and UHD quality at an affordable price, safeguarding your on-air production values, even for low revenue channels.
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Key features
  • Flexible & Configurable Channel Design
  • SDI, uncompressed IP and compressed IP inputs and outputs
  • Transitions between sources, live and/or file
  • Low latency NDI outputs and inputs
  • Mixed format, back to back playout
  • Wide range of file codecs and wrappers
  • Multiple graphics layers. Still & Animated Logos, tickers, pop-ups, now next later, dynamic text
  • Multiple 2D DVEs
  • Advanced 3D graphics and 3D DVEs
  • Dolby D & E audio encode and decode
  • Loudness Correction
  • Live and pre-recorded voice overs
  • Preset or rules-based audio shuffling
  • Closed captions and subtitles in multiple formats and languages
  • ARC and AFD insertion
  • Audio Measurement from Nielsen and Civolution
  • SCTE104/35 decode & encode & Packet 31 encode
  • File validation checking
  • Local storage and/or shared Network Attached Storage

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