New Software-Defined Modules, To ‘Redefine Content Delivery’


An Oslo, Norway-based TV technology firm committed to “redefining content delivery” via remote production, contribution and video networking, has released a series of new video networking features on its “X Platform.”

The rollout from broadcast and streaming video processing firm Appear TV centers on newly introduced software-defined modules designed to complement the existing range of these tools.

Operators may select between high-capacity IP and ASI modules, each handling up to 2000 services. The IP module supports standards such as SMPTE 2022-6 and SMPTE 2110 with PTP and 40GbE interfaces, so operators can securely utilize the full potential of their network. The X Platform also provides latency optimized compression featuring TICO, JPEG2K, AVC and HEVC at up to UHD resolution with flexible HDR support, catering to most applications. Since most functions are software defined, common hardware can be used and re-purposed to new roles.

Regular software releases range from quality assurance aids such as traffic policing, real-time network monitoring and source redundancy switching (with a TS switching mode) through to the implementation of new streaming options using SRT and Zixi. Appear also provides advanced input monitoring for all inputs.

“The X Platform provides patented lossless redundancy and quality assurance unrivaled in the industry”, said Mr. Thomas Lind, Product Director at Appear TV. “Our new modules combined with the latest features solidify the X Platform’s position as the front runner in the video compression and networking domain.”