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Virtualised Playout

Software-defined virtualised IP channel with flexible channel pipeline design

Virtualising your playout can deliver a host of benefits, including the agility to launch and decommission channels for short term requirements, and the ability to host your operational infrastructure in a standard office environment.

Our experience of designing and delivering IP-based virtualised playout infrastructures makes us the ideal partner to work with as you contemplate making the transition, and our team of experts will talk you through the considerations and support you as you make your choice.

Exceptional Functionality

Pebble’s software-defined virtualised IP channel solution is designed to meet the needs of service providers, multi-channel operators, sports broadcasters and corporates looking to virtualise their operations.



It enables you to deploy IP-based channels without the need for racks of proprietary hardware and with no need to compromise your channel functionality or preferred workflows. Running in a virtual machine (VM) in a private data centre or public cloud, our Virtualised Playout solution delivers all the functionality previously handled by discrete hardware servers, graphics and captioning systems.
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Configurability and Flexibility

As a software-only implementation of Pebble’s Integrated Channel device, our Virtualised Playout solution is configurable to meet the exact requirements of each of the channels you need to play out.



Both solutions share the same underlying architecture and operate under the control of our flagship Automation platform, making it easy to mirror channel configurations for simultaneous playout to traditional SDI as well as IP video distribution.
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Design your Channel

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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Key features
  • Host your channels in a private data centre or public cloud
  • Enables migration to an IP and virtualised environment without compromising your channel design or playout operations
  • Delivers cost savings by isolating the operator from the technology
  • A proven solution with multiple deployments
  • Meets the exact requirements of each channel thanks to its highly configurable architecture
  • Rapid and straightforward channel Launches
  • Leverages full power of Pebble automation’s flexible playlist
  • Handles dynamic changes to schedules
  • Offers full validation of media and playout elements
  • Simple to use channel design and editing tools with drag and drop
  • Comprehensive graphics functionality (2D or optional 3D)
  • Complex audio management
  • Support of popular Hypervisors
  • Flexible IP inputs and outputs; supports MPEG2-TS and NDI

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