DVEO is now shipping its new PLAY SERVER™ 12ch HD-SDI playout server

The brand-new PLAY SERVER™ 12ch HD-SDI playout server for live and schedule content of DVEO is now on sale.

The PLAY SERVER 12ch HD-SDI, a “Channels in a Box” integrated playout system, can insert ads and video clips into live or stored video, with graphics, text, or logo overlays for up to twelve outgoing video streams; scale incoming video to add graphics to the side and bottom of the screen or download remotely commercials via IP and inserts the content into programming.

According to the press release, The PLAY SERVER 12ch HD-SDI “works with most station traffic and billing systems”, being able to manage ad inventories and provide “proof of play” for ads and emergency messages played. It also supports EAS emergency alerts and SCTE 35 triggers on all inputs, plus optional analog cue tones. It is compatible with most EAS systems: Trilithic, Sage, Monroe…

Laszlo Zoltan, CEO of DVEO, talks about its newest release: “The PLAY SERVER 12ch HD-SDI is ideal for broadcasters who wish to maximize subchannels on a single frequency. In addition to managing scheduled playout, it features seamless splices and can add message overlays on all twelve channels in real time.  We also create custom units to meet customers’ requests.”

The company has provided a list with all the characteristics of the server, which will be part of 2019 NAB:

  • Supports preroll, midroll, and postroll Ad Insertion via Splice, Overlay, or Squeeze
  • Inserts or overlays graphical ads, video clips, logos, graphics, CG, scrolling text, and emergency alerts into live and stored video feeds on a schedule or via Contact Closures
  • Works with most fonts: Chinese, Arabic, Indian, etc. via Unicode interface
  • HD or SD SDI on any or all channels
  • Secure Remote Scheduling from anywhere via Web Interface
  • Generates playlists for time-shifted content that includes all national ads, local ads and content in pre, post, and mid-roll spot
  • Built in intelligence makes scheduling easy
  • Supports 1080p, 1080i, 720p, and 480i, and all standard broadcast resolutions
  • Features daily, weekly, and monthly schedule-based logos, alerts, and text insertion
  • Arbitrary location for graphics
  • Choose from static, rotating, or blinking graphics, logos, and text
  • Supports AD inventories, logs Ad plays, and generates Proof of Play list
  • Creates crawling messages and emergency alerts with programmable fonts and background colors, in any language
  • Inserts Open/Closed Captions from .srt, .stl, 608 and 708 standards
  • Programmable video transitions (fade, flip, etc.) from one clip to the next
  • Creates Real Time Clock display in programmable fonts and colors
  • Displays remaining and next advertisement time in output video
  • Overlays playing now/playing next event information
  • Scales input video from 10% to 100% and overlay on graphics – Ideal for EPG
  • Overlays animating PNG files and scales Input Video from 10% to 100% – Ideal for L-Wrap and transparent overlays. Video squeezes.
  • Select any degree of transparency
  • Easy drag and drop placement to position logo, text, or graphics on screen
  • News feeds from RSS in any language, with programmable fonts and background colors
  • Able to mask entire screen with a static image in case of video input failure
  • Template based character generator
  • EAS support is standard
  • SLATE function puts up an Empty Background on which you can type messages
  • Comprehensive Customization to your needs is possible
  • Stores and manages Content, Ads, Messages, and Graphics clips, on local RAID – Optional RAID 1 and 5 configurations available
  • Supports SCTE 104 and optional analog Cue Tone Detection

The PLAY SERVER is also available in a system with three SD-SDI channels and one HD channel, or a single HD-SDI channel system.