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News: Pebble Beach Systems Highlights Automation, Virtualized Playout, and Migration Tools at NAB NY
on Oct 25, 2016 at 4:53:01 pm

Pebble Beach Systems will introduce Orca, a new software-defined virtualized IP channel solution that meets the needs of centralcast hubs, service providers, Multiple Channel Operators, and broadcasters.

(Weybridge, UK--October 25, 2016) At NAB NY 2016, on booth 1719, Pebble Beach Systems, a leading automation, content management and integrated channel specialist, will be showcasing solutions designed to help broadcasters evolve their playout infrastructure.



Visitors to the Pebble booth will be able to find out how Orca, a new software-defined virtualized IP channel solution, is ideally placed to meet the needs of centralcast hubs, service providers, MCOs (Multiple Channel Operators) and broadcasters. Orca provides a cost effective, yet infinitely scalable playout solution perfect for pop-up and experimental channels, and disaster recovery. It’s a channel-in-a-box, without the box, enabling the deployment of IP-based channels almost instantly without the burden of racks of complicated hardware, and weeks or months of setup and provisioning. Orca channels run in a virtual machine (VM) in a private or public cloud with IP inputs and outputs.



At the show, Pebble will also highlight the new 4K playout capabilities of the Dolphin integrated channel system. Going far beyond channel-in-a-box offerings, Dolphin’s software-defined architecture allows it to easily scale to the needs of any playout workflow either as a stand-alone, all-in-one system, or a hybrid system installed alongside third party channel delivery products.

For customers looking to migrate their legacy or end-of-life automation systems (such as ADC, Avid/Sundance and Omnibus iTX users), the Marina migration solution offers a suite of tools that can be deployed alongside legacy workflows to ease the transition to a modern, flexible and scalable Marina platform. The Marina migration tools offer excellent integration with many traffic systems, and simplify operator change management thanks to a flexible GUI, which can mimic legacy systems.

Visitors to the Pebble booth will also see how the new Lighthouse web-based automation management and remote access system extends Marina’s functionality to business users, operational staff and engineers both inside and outside the broadcast facility. Lighthouse offers control, monitoring, media management, and system configuration tools via an array of widgets on configurable web-based dashboards, so that status and corrective actions are just seconds away, even outside the control room.

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About Pebble Beach Systems
Pebble Beach Systems is a world leader in automation, channel in a box, integrated and virtualized playout technology, with scalable products designed for highly efficient multichannel transmission as well as complex news and sports television. Installed in more than 70 countries and with proven systems ranging from single up to over 150 channels in operation, Pebble Beach Systems offers open, flexible systems, which encompass ingest and playout automation, and complex file-based workflows. The company trades in the US as Pebble Broadcast Systems.

Web: http://www.pebble.tv

Pebble Beach Systems is a Vislink company.

About Vislink plc
Vislink plc is a leading global software and technology business specializing in solutions for the live collection, delivery and playout automation of high quality video 'from scene to screen'. For the broadcast markets, Vislink provides wireless communication solutions for the collection of live news, sport and entertainment, as well as software solutions for channel playout automation, channel-in-a-box and video content management. Vislink also provides secure video communications for surveillance and public safety applications such as law enforcement and homeland security.

Vislink employs over 250 people worldwide with offices in the UK, USA, UAE, and Singapore and manufacturing operations in the UK and the USA. Vislink has net assets of over £21 million and continuously invests in innovation. The Company is listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange (AIM: VLK). For further information, visit http://www.vislinkplc.com.

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