Product overview

Appear’s product portfolio cover the entire value chain of professional video delivery. A conscious choice of combining hardware with software ensures optimal performance, regardless of market. Our hardware is modular, hot-swappable, space- and power-efficient, and features Appear patented redundancy. Our software operates on COTS servers, ensuring an open future-proof architecture that can be deployed on dedicated servers or in an open cloud environment.

X Platform

A hardware powerhouse, the X platform addresses the Remote production, Contribution and Distribution markets. Purposely built for all future compression needs, the X series supports AVC, HEVC, TICO and JPEG2000 compression and decompression. It is a high-capacity, ultra low latency platform with video firewall functionality. The X can be delivered either as a 1 RU – X10, or a 2 RU – X20 chassis. Small on rack space, power efficient, modular, hot-swappable and with built-in redundancy, it is the most powerful and efficient video processing unit on the market. The modules are interchangeable between X10 and X20.

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XC Platform

The all-round, multi-purpose XC chassis addresses the broadcasting market. With a range of modules it provides all functionality required in a broadcast distribution head-end. It can be delivered as a 1 RU – XC5100, or a 4 RU – XC5000 chassis. Versatile with numerous redundancy options, the XC can be customized according to market segments; Cable, Satellite, Terrestrial, FTTH, Corporate or OTT. The module ecosystem of the 4 RU – XC5000 allows for variations and iterations by mixing and matching down to the core of any broadcasting requirement.

Appear XC 5000 modular MPEG 2 AVC h.264 decoder transcoder and encoder with DVB-C, DVB-T, DVB-S, DVB-S2, DVB-S2X modulation, descrambling and scrambling, statistical multiplexing

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ABR Packager

The Appear ABR Packager is a mod