The dedicated, highly compact, modular Appear contribution platform supports optical/electrical SDI conversion to/from SDI-over-IP. Built to handle bitrates in the uncompressed domain, as well as compression in the contribution market, it supports TICO, JPEG2000, AVC and HEVC with ultra-low-delay mode. Interoperability and standards compliance is a key asset of the platform. It has specifically been designed for an IP-based or a satellite infrastructure, where the satellite modulator and demodulator supports the higher order modulation schemes. For IP-based systems, the platform has a default video firewalling functionality for seamless and secure video handling of thousands of streams simultaneously. Encoding and decoding is supported within a single application. Redundancy is ensured through an intuitive and efficient user interface where full control is achieved by external scheduling and monitoring of all operation. The benefits of a “living system” entails significant economical and operational advantages, both long and short-term. Less space is needed to do more, while complexity and power requirements is kept at a minimum.
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