[SatNews] At the 2014 NAB Show, Triveni Digital will demonstrate the fifth generation of its industry-leading StreamScope® and GuideBuilder® solutions as well as advanced technologies that showcase the company's vision for the future of local television broadcasting, including GuideBuilder DM, and the Open MediaHub™ initiative.
The company will also demonstrate activities and products that support ATSC 2.0, ATSC 3.0, and the emerging multiscreen viewing environment for local television content. Demonstrations will be at the Triveni Digital Booth (SU5602) as well as the ATSC Hotspot (N2835).
On April 7, from 11:00 to 11:30 a.m. as part of the Broadcast Engineering Conference (BEC), Mark Corl, chief technology officer at Triveni Digital, will present on "Broadcast Enhanced Content Distribution," including the Open MediaHub™ initiative.
Richard Chernock, Triveni Digital's chief science officer and chairman of the ATSC 3.0 standards development committee, will chair a tutorial session at the BEC. On April 7, from 2 to 5 p.m. Chernock will present and moderate the IEEE BTS Tutorial: "Future Television Technology – Part 2 – Advanced Coding."
Key New Product Demonstrations
- GuideBuilder® 5 PSIP, SI, and Mobile ESG Generator: A key highlight for Triveni Digital at the 2014 NAB Show will be the recently introduced GuideBuilder® 5, the fifth generation of Triveni Digital's industry-leading, comprehensive PSIP, SI, and mobile ESG generator. Available in a variety of configurations, including integrated servers, software intended for use on customer-supplied servers, Virtual Machine (VM)-compatible software, and as a cloud-based managed service, GuideBuilder 5 provides flexible support for any DTV provider's preferred deployment approach. GuideBuilder 5 is the most significant revision to the GuideBuilder platform in several years. The enhanced GuideBuilder platform includes updated user interfaces, a Linux OS foundation, and is the core system for the GuideBuilder DM extension. New Mobile Emergency Alert System (M-EAS) functionality for GuideBuilder 5 will be shown for the first time at the 2014 NAB Show. Available as an extension to GuideBuilder M/H (mobile/handheld), the new functionality allows for the delivery of multimedia emergency alerts to mobile DTV-equipped devices such as cell phones, tablets, handheld receivers, and in-car navigation systems, and has been integrated with mobile broadcast equipment from other leading vendors.
New Local Digital Media Technologies
- GuideBuilder® DM (Digital Media) Unified Metadata Management Platform: Triveni Digital will showcase its new GuideBuilder® DM metadata generation platform. Extending the current GuideBuilder platform for fixed and mobile broadcast television, GuideBuilder DM enables local broadcasters to support the complex metadata management and delivery requirements associated with the emerging content delivery environment for local media. GuideBuilder DM supports ATSC 2.0, ATSC 3.0, and unified metadata handling for local station "Watch apps" and websites. Through GuideBuilder DM, users can manage microschedules, triggers, and rich content descriptors that can be inserted into the broadcast as well as delivered over the Internet.
- Open MediaHub™ Initiative: Triveni Digital's Open MediaHub™ initiative will be featured. Open MediaHub is an open-source software initiative that enables cost-optimized content delivery and broadcast cache management in the home. It can be configured within a variety of consumer devices. The open environment for consumer electronic devices enables local broadcasters to exploit their key content distribution cost and quality advantages in the emerging media landscape by supporting applications and devices for viewing broadcast content.
- Avisor™ Tablet-Based Viewing Application: Triveni Digital will showcase Avisor™, a tablet-based "Watch app" for viewing local media content. Avisor provides viewers with a portal for conveniently accessing local content and broadcasters with a platform through which they can offer addressable advertising opportunities to small-to-medium businesses as well as traditional local television advertisers. Avisor can be used to view content from the Internet or an in-home broadcast cache managed by Open MediaHub™ compatible devices, including previously aired or distributed content such as local news segments, or associated newspaper and magazine articles. In addition, Avisor can complement a station's live viewing experience by serving as a second-screen enhancement.