PlayBox Technology Names New Authorised Reseller

PlayBox Technology Limited, a world-leading producer of television channel branding and playout systems, announces the appointment of AV SYS as the new authorised reseller in Greece and Cyprus for all its broadcast products and solutions. Based in Athens, AV SYS provides a wide range of broadcast-related services including system design and integration, technical infrastructure maintenance, training and product distribution.

AV SYS has built up an excellent reputation over the past 20 years both for technical expertise and its highly professional approach to business,” comments PlayBox Technology CEO Pavlin Rahnev. “We are fully confident that broadcasters and media companies in Greece will find AV SYS an effective and dependable partner at every level from pre-sale discussions and demonstrations right through to post-sale support. PlayBox Technology and AV SYS are a dynamic combination which can transform the business model of all broadcasters, making them stronger, more competitive and more profitable today and in the future. AV SYS will be well positioned to provide technical support both to new and already installed systems in both countries.”

PlayBox Technology solutions empower the operation of several broadcast networks and media companies in Greece,” adds AV SYS founder and Managing Director Antonios Vlastaras. “Our main goal is to bring the company’s complete product range, centred on the AirBox server, PlayBox Neo software suite and the IP-based CloudAir system, closer to all Greek and Cypriot broadcasters.”

PlayBox Technology’s innovative solutions include PlayBox Neo, an evolutionary software upgrade building on the outstanding popularity of PlayBox Technology’s AirBox modular playout server. Neo retains all the standard features of AirBox including the ability to preschedule programmes, interstitials and commercials or switch from automated to live transmission. PlayBox Neo adds UHD compatibility, enabling broadcasters to schedule and transmit content in UHD, HD or SD from a single easy-to-use graphic interface.”

Core element of the PlayBox Neo suite is the AirBox Neo playout server. Designed for 24/7 unattended operation, it can also be operated manually – including the ability to handle live-to-air throughput. AirBox Neo supports UHD, HD and SD in single server.

TitleBox Neo provides a wide range of interactive on-air graphics and titling capabilities which can be manipulated live. It includes substantial improvements for dealing with UHD projects as well as supporting HD and SD operation.

CaptureBox Neo allows HD or SD content to be captured from up to four video sources simultaneously. These can be monitored on a single screen and controlled via a streamlined user interface with enhanced multichannel control and operability.

SafeBox Neo replicates remote content to local playout server folders for safe transmission. It implements a new graphic interface plus significantly faster processing for moving primary or copied content to the playout and central storage servers. A new workflow routine protects content against unauthorised deletion.

PlayBox Technology pioneered IP control years ago, enabling channels to run from city centre headquarters without having to find space for on-site technical infrastructure. CloudAir carries this concept further, offering established broadcasters or new-start entrepreneurs unsurpassed freedom in the style and scale of their operation and in the way they fund their business. CloudAir allows a new television channel to be set up in matter of seconds. It is designed for anyone who wants to broadcast TV content, be it on a real-time round-the-clock basis, a catch-up facility, the red button element of a reality show or a short-running series such as a sports event. CloudAir can empower new or existing programme streams wherever and whenever they are needed, in SD, HD or UHD. Available on a software-as-a-service basis, CloudAir offers established broadcasters or new-start entrepreneurs unsurpassed freedom in the style and scale of their operation and in the way they fund their business. It is able to provide true playout with graphics on any enterprise-class blade, rack or tower server.