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Out and about with Space: ‘Now the facility travels with the production crew’


Space 4K Duo changes location


GB Labs By Carolyn Giardina


GB Labs has launched Space 4K Duo, a portable Ultra HD workflow system. This includes a disk to LTO tape workflow with automated, high speed backup and data transfer capabilities. “For DITs in the field, ingesting, sharing, processing


and protecting 4K video is a real headache,” said Ben Pearce, sales & marketing director of GB Labs. “They can store data on external drives but this isn’t particularly safe, and there’s little they can do with the files until they get back to the facility. Space 4K Duo changes all that. Now the facility travels with the production crew: collaborative editing, picture grading, file transcoding and media


management can all begin instantly, with full data security in place.” Duo’s in-built USB3 and an optional SATA port supports fast card readers for data ingest direct from the media. It can also host external hard drives for file offload, sharing and archiving.


Its SSD-based RAID array


provides 4.8TB capacity and read/write speeds that can


exceed 1000MBps, according to GB Labs. Mac and PC computers can connect to the system via 10Gb Ethernet for shared file access and collaborative editing, including using DPX and RAW files. Integrated into Space Duo’s portable design are twin LTO-6 drives, with 2.5TB capacity and a speed of 160Mbps to backup or offload files fast from the primary storage array. Space 4K


Duo could automatically replicate all new data onto tape, even while editors are working on the footage. On return to the facility or studio Space Duo 4K could auto-replicate its new data onto a Space tier 1 or super-tier 1 array or into archive with Space Echo nearline. All data transfers can be managed using the web interface, accessible over the local IP network. 7.J15b


Bringing the web browser to TV Espial By Ian McMurray


Based on the powerful WebKit rendering engine, Espial is demonstrating its TV Browser.


Web-video ready with built-in Adobe Flash, the company claims that it supports more of HTML5 and the latest W3C Web and interactive TV standards than any other commercial browser. The Espial TV Browser is one


of the first TV browsers to be approved for YouTube on TV, according to the company. Utilising the Espial TV


Browser, Espial believes that consumer electronics manufacturers and content providers worldwide can deliver


a richer multimedia user experience that includes compelling 3D user interfaces as well as full access to web video and social media from the cloud. Through what the company describes as a highly intuitive


user interface, the Espial TV Browser delivers an advanced Web browsing and over-the- top video experience on a wide range of devices, including Smart TVs, set-top boxes, and media streamers. 5.B10


Content engine uses viewer semantics ContentWise


By Anne Morris ContentWise has been showcasing its latest developments in cross-media,


multiscreen content discovery engines for digital operators during IBC. With ContentWise 4.6 the company has combined traditional content recommendation with a semantic search engine,


resulting in the Semantic Discovery engine. For viewers, Semantic Discovery could, for example, find out that they may have a preference for movies from female directors or movies that feature a rock-star as an actor, or highlight short-format


content when the user is out- and-about with a mobile phone. This is achieved through semantic search, with the engine processing several contextual factors to determine what the real intent of the viewer is at that particular


ABtv chooses the Titan Live Ateme By Ian McMurray


Thai media content satellite distribution company Asia Broadcasting Television (ABtv) has chosen Ateme’s Titan Live to provide cable service


operator CTH with premium and sports content broadcasting services throughout Thailand. CTH already has 2.5 million subscribers, and plans to add several hundred thousand more as a result. “ABtv’s decision to integrate


the Titan platform into its go- to-market strategy indicates a definitive shift in the industry to adopt software-based and IP-centric architectures for video head-ends,” said Emmanuel Boureau, vice president of sales, Ateme.1.D71


Titanic in Thailand: Does Titan represent a shift to software- based,


IP-centric head-ends?


moment. Inputs include the physical context (the location where the content is consumed), interfaces (the devices through which it is consumed), and social data (social data and presence). 14.451


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