TelVue, a provider of broadcast technology, reportedly unveiled the latest version of its HyperCaster IP broadcast server, equipped with features like integrated multi-format decoding for baseband outputs and on-air graphics.
Jesse Lerman, president and CEO at TelVue Corporation, commented, “The new TelVue HyperCaster SDI is perfect for a range of broadcast and simulcast applications, such as HD/SD, Digital/Analog, or Broadcast/Streaming simulcast. The new HyperCaster output options give broadcasters the best of both worlds, combining the strengths of IP and baseband workflows. And the integrated graphics packs in even more value supporting HD branding without requiring expensive external graphics systems.”
TelVue claimed that its HyperCaster is a hassle-free, inexpensive way to launch a high-quality, professional and around-the-clock digital television channel within minutes of unpacking. Engineered to deliver simplicity and reliability, it makes use of Linux open source technology, along with TelVue’ own real-time video and application software – and is stated to be ideal for applications such as local origination, leased access, PEG channels or long-form advertising.
Browser-based content management, drag-and-drop scheduling, StreamThru IP digital switching, and many other broadcast automation and workflow are some of the features built into the new HyperCaster SDI.
With StreamThru, the server can double as an IP switcher, enabling the HyperCaster to rebroadcast another IP video stream either on schedule or as default continuity.
Other notable features include: automatic SD/HD up & down conversion per channel; seamless format switching on the fly; SD & HD up to 1080p; MPEG-2 & H.264; simultaneously output IP and baseband; up to 20 SD or HD channels in a compact, single rack unit appliance; and more.