Satnews Daily
September 14th, 2015

Imagine Communications Brings Their Portfolio Of UHD Products To IBC2015

[SatNews] Imagine Communications is demo'ing their UHD readiness across the company’s networking and playout platforms at the IBC2015 exhibition and conference in Amsterdam.

The addition of capabilities to support UHDTV1 and 4K resolutions, High Dynamic Range (HDR), Expanded Color Gamut, and High Frame Rate as features of the company’s market-leading portfolio reinforces Imagine Communications’ long history of early and comprehensive support for the next generation of media and entertainment industry technologies.

UHD-compatible solutions on display at IBC include the company’s flagship Platinum™ IP3 router, which supports quad-link formats and features multiple integrated functionalities—operating under the Magellan™ SDN Orchestrator software control layer—as well as the industry-leading Nexio AMP® integrated server solution, which supports UHD playback. Visitors to the Imagine Communications booth will also see a demonstration of the versatile Selenio™ MCP processing, compression and IP networking platform, featuring the recently released UHD up- and down-conversion modules. These new modules enable state-of-the-art 10-bit motion-adaptive processing, helping to ensure high video quality and integrity. This will allow broadcasters and media companies to leverage their existing HD assets, converting entire libraries of high-value content into the UHD digital video format for new revenue streams across today’s distribution platforms and a growing diversity of devices.      

For UHD delivery to the end user, Imagine Communications will highlight the capabilities of SelenioFlex™ File. By supporting HEVC UHD Main 10 and Interoperable Master Format (IMF) file-based transcoding, SelenioFlex File enables UHD on-demand workflows for content distributors and other media companies. Imagine Communications will also showcase live, real-time HEVC encoding of UHD, featuring the SelenioFlex™ Live solution.

Imagine Communications’ UHD-enabled portfolio also includes the distribution and fiber optic modules of the long-standing broadcast staple, the Selenio 6800+™ signal processing platform. In addition, the versatile Selenio X100™ 1RU dual-channel frame synchronizer and converter is future-proofed for UHD. 

Imagine Communications is committed to accelerating innovation through interoperable architectures that are compliant with industry-recognized formats and defined standards. The company is one of the first solution suppliers to formalize alliances with both the Sony IP Live and intoPIX TICO initiatives for managing high-resolution UHD formats. 

Visit Imagine Communications during IBC2015 at Stand 4.AMT.