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AirX is an integrated mission-critical playout broadcast automation system that provides complete IP/SDI multi-format flexibility with HDR/UHD/HD/SD support. This video playout solution delivers an end-to-end workflow ecosystem from ingest to compliance recording and media management. The system’s high-density digital server infrastructure ensures rock-solid reliability, further reducing operating expenses while offering high availability.

As a software-based broadcasting ecosystem, AirX™ may be deployed on-premise, in the cloud, or in a hybrid environment. This playout solution provides a speedy deployment architecture that eases the launching of new TV channels and media services.

This flexibility translates into a reduced total cost of ownership for your television broadcasting efforts and provides a cost-effective means of introducing new revenue streams through different mediums such as OTT playout, social media, broadcast, mobile or any other platform.

AirX enables you to conduct multi-format, multi-channel UHD 4K, HD, and SD TV playout with frame accuracy. The playout system has built-in low-latency switching/routing of input and output signals and offers full remote operational workflow. It also allows you to encode/transcode multiple live outputs per channel in various formats like NDI, ST2110, SRT, UDP, RTMP, HLS, MPEG-Dash.

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Key features

Multiple format, simultaneous outputs per channel for flexible playout automation

Distributed client–server architecture enhancing system robustness

Internal signal routing within the broadcasting server

Real-time visual monitoring of any input and output in TV, DVB, cable, and IPTV formats

User access management for each channel to control automation settings

NDI SCTE-104, Teletext & CC for enhanced channel management

CG engine with transitions for dynamic audio-visual experiences

Quality Control/Loudness normalization for consistent media outputs

Multi-channel broadcasting capabilities within the playout system

Product highlights

Hybrid broadcasting
  • Ideal for broadcasters currently using SDI and ready to transition to IP broadcast solutions with SMPTE ST 2110, NDI, and TS
Subtitle Solution
  • Create subtitles in up to 8 languages per channel simultaneously. This feature supports subtitle files in SRT and STL formats and includes an in-built subtitle editor application for *.srt creation and express editing
Operations with schedules and external sources
  • Dynamic schedule editing with instant schedule time calculation. Edit schedule and playlist items in real-time within 2 frames of the live broadcast. The changes are effective immediately, and the schedule going forward is automatically recalculated.
Automated content Ingest
  • Automated media content ingest with emergency media file playback from external storage sources.
Advanced channel design graphics
  • A convenient application for channel design allows almost unlimited animation layers and dynamically updated text. Offers up to 16 DSK overlay graphics
Integrated monitoring
  • Integrated real-time monitoring for all automation services: input/output interfaces, broadcast channels, and connected external devices in the cloud
Resilience and redundancy
  • A unique redundancy mechanism based on independent and synchronous operation of broadcast servers with unified cloud-based management from a single client application
  • Comprehensive redundancy mechanism with automated failover that synchronizes media content ingest and backup broadcast servers within a single unified client application
Main scheduling application (Channel Manager)
Main scheduling application (Channel Manager)
  • Local or remote user interface for broadcast operations with multiple simultaneous users
  • User authorization and user rights management for each individual channel
  • Flexible user interface with support for multiple windows and multiple monitor setups
  • Different operating modes: looped playlist, scheduled playback
    Pre-scheduling and live editing
  • Support for DTMF, SCTE 35/104, GPI
  • Player for verifying content creation and subtitle overlays
  • Channel graphic design and live graphic scene output verification
  • Use incomplete recorded files in playlist
Server configuration
Server configuration
  • Remote storage support (NAS, SAN, DAS, S3…)
  • Multiple file format support
  • Input signals support from different hardware
  • Channel output signals may be routed to various hardware devices
  • IP output support
  • Ability to route one input signal on multiple channels with different settings for each channel
  • IP and WEB broadcast in parallel with AV signal output, while adjusting bitrates and resolution
  • Ability to visually monitor any input or output on the server in real–time
Included Computer Graphics engine
Included Computer Graphics engine
  • Support for multi–layer graphic scenes
  • Support for live inputs in PIP mode
  • Text banners, crawl or rolling text, RSS news, text files and dynamic data updates
  • Digital and analog clocks
  • Full frame graphic animation
  • Graphic design preview


Input Interfaces
  • SMPTE-2110 4K UHD
  • NewTek NDI ®
  • SD/HD/UHD-SDI (Embedded audio)
  • Composite
  • S-Video
  • YUV
  • Analog Audio: balanced/unbalanced
  • IP TS (MPEG 2, AVC/H264, HEVC/H265)
  • HDMI (576, 720, 1080, 2160)
  • RTSP
  • HLS Multi-Bitrate
  • MPEG-Dash
  • Haivision SRT
  • FILL+KEY graphics: SD/HD/UHD-SDI, NewTek NDI ®
Output interfaces
  • SMPTE-2110 4K UHD
  • NewTek NDI ®
  • SD/HD/UHD-SDI (Embedded audio)
  • Composite
  • S-Video
  • YUV
  • Analog Audio: balanced/unbalanced
  • IP TS (MPEG 2, AVC/H264, HEVC/H265)
  • HDMI (576, 720, 1080, 2160)
  • RTSP
  • HLS Multi-Bitrate
  • MPEG-Dash
  • Haivision SRT
Input, output boards and decoders
  • Nvidia
  • Blackmagic
  • DekTec
  • AJA
  • Birddog
  • Intel
  • Mellanox
Formats, codecs and supported media files
  • Formats: AVI, MOV, MXF, MP4, MPG, BMP, TGA, GIF, PNG, JPG, TIF
  • Codecs: DVCAM, DVCPRO25, DVCPRO50, DVCPRO100, HDV, IMX (30,40,50), XDCAM EX (SP, HQ), XDCAM HD (LP, SP, HQ), XDCAM HD422, DNxHD (36,145,220), AVC/H-264, MPEG2 GOP, Apple ProRes.
Channel branding
  • The rendering engine supports animated Logos, full frame animation and a transparency mask layer.
  • Full meta data support for system automation.
  • PIP capabilities with live inputs, 2D DYE effects, Text banners, Scrolling text, RSS feeds with automatic data updates.
  • 16 DSK overlay graphics: 8 DSK in automatic mode and 8 DSK in manual mode.
Graphic design elements
  • Animated/Static Images, Text, RSS, Roll/Crawl, Digital/Analog Clock, Reverse Report, Mask, Live Source, Live Source with Alpha, Colored Rectangle.
Subtitles support
  • Subtitle editor application; Burn subtitles onto image, subtitles generation in UDP streams. Support for SRT files
Automated AD insertion
  • DTMF, SCTE-35/104
  • Generate: SCTE-35/104 TS IP, HLS, SCTE-104 in SDI and NDI.
External device and services management:
  • Control and manage matrix switches, redundancy, headends and external graphical control systems.
  • Supported interfaces: RS-232/422, GPI, SOFT GPI, Telnet, etc.

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