Dayang iChannel2 Playout and Ingest - Single Box HD Automation

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Highly integrated, cost-effective, and easy-to-operate automation system for small and mid-size broadcasters.

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Features

iChannel2 is a highly integrated, cost-effective, and easy-to-operate automation system for small and mid-size broadcasters. It supports up to 4 HD/SD playout channels in one compact chassis. The system is based on powerful video server platform, with rich features including ingest, playlist editing, multi-channel playout, CG, live signal pass-through, quality control, loudness control, etc.

Key Features:

iChannel2 is integrated with various features like ingest, playlist editing, playout, CG, security assurance, offering comprehensive functionalities for daily broadcasting.

Ingest

  • Manual / Scheduled ingest
  • Fixed / Variable length ingest
  • Scheduled batch ingest with editable list
  • Ingest list import / export
  • VTR control

Clip Management & Playlist Editing

  • Automatically registers new clips to database.
  • User-customizable "resource tree" for easy clip organization.
  • Online/offline playlist editing: it allows playlists to be edited before clips are ready. The dummy clips will be updated and replaced by real ones automatically after physical clip files are loaded.
  • Drag & drop operation for easy clip insertion: the operator can drag the commercials and drop them onto the target clip. A timeline is available for selecting the insertion point, with video display for referencing.
  • Binding clips as a group, for easy and organized operation.
  • Supports local clip, network storage clip, dummy clip, and live signal pass-through.
  • Clip event & independent event: events such as CG, Router switching and VTR Control can be attached to each particular clip or clip group as clip events, or triggered by predefined date & time as independent events aside of the main playlist.
  • Playlist import/export 

Playout control and signal processing

  • Automatically loads and processes playlists
  • Supports ingest/playout Transport Streams over IP: MPTS / SPTS, MPEG-2/H.264, HD/SD decoding/encoding
  • DTMF encoding & decoding for auto commercial insertion
  • Playout modes: Sequence/Schedule/Insert/take/hold/skip/return
  • Live signal pass-through:
    • Input signal mapping to multiple channels
    • Transport stream mapping to multiple channels
    • CG overlay on input signal
    • Captures live signal while passing-through
  • Audio channel independent control for both clips and live feeds
    • Audio mute
    • Audio switch
    • Audio mapping
    • Audio mix
    • voiceover
  • VTR device control
  • External video router control
  • AFD support for up/down conversion
 Advanced CG module
  • Powerful CG render engine supports complex CG layers
  • Rich CG elements: subtitle, logo, scroll, image, video, animation, and clock
  • Real time content replacement
Security Assurance
  • One-key emergency clip switching
  • One-key audio mute
  • Loudness control module
  • Quality control module
  • Alarm center

Hardware Platform

  • Supports RAID10 / RAID6 / RAID 5
  • Up to 20 TB usable storage volume in RAID5
  • Utilizes Dayang Redbridge III card to offer up to 4 HD I/O channels with top level quality
  • Latest Intel XEON E5 series CPU with high performance and stability
  • Redundant & hot-swappable configuration on key components: system disk, power supply, cooling fans, etc.
  • Proved for 24*7 operation, fully tested under high temperature and humidity

Application

Standalone Server

Signal Playout

One server can support 1 to 4 channels playout with ingest, live signal
pass-through, CG functions and etc.

Signal & Stream Hybrid Playout

One server can support 2 SDI signal outputs + 2 TS over UDP outputs

Automation System

Dynamic Channel Scalability

iChannel2 offers a highly scalable integrated channel playout solution. Each
iChannel2 box offers all fucntions including playout, CG, router control, VTR
conntrol, live signal passthough and etc.. And the system configuration will
be guided by iChannel2 system.

Topology

iChannel2 also can be used in a clustered multi-channel automation system
with excellent system scalability besides standalone playout application.

Workflow

  • Clip preparation
  • Quality control
  • Playlist Editing 
  • Playlist & Clip Transfer
  • Playout

Distributed System

Both Playlist and Clips will be transferred to the iChannel2 in each region before playout. So if it is failed to connect between central system and regional iChannel2, the iChannel2 in each region can play the clips inside according to the playlist.The central system and the regional iChannel2 playout can be located in different cities and connected through WAN.

Multiple Main & Backup Strategies

When the system uses mirror backup as redundancy, the two iChannel2 servers will be connected with each other. All clips, playlists and control information will be shared between the two servers. And if the main server fails to work, the backup server will notice immediately and control the router to the backup output. The total operation will be done within one frame.

Specifications

Audio Input iChannel2 Basic: 8 channels embedded for each SDI, iChannel2 Standard: 8 channels embedded for each SDI 2 AES/EBU for each SDI input(Option), iChannel2 Extreme: 8 channels embedded for each SDI 2 AES/EBU for each SDI input(Option)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 87 x 437 x 710mm (3.3 x 17.2 x 28 in.)
Operating Temperature 10°C to 35°C
Dimensions iChannel2 Basic: 43 x 437 x 650mm (1.7 x 17.2 x 25.6 in.), iChannel2 Standard: 87 x 437 x 710mm (3.3 x 17.2 x 28 in.), iChannel2 Extreme: 87 x 437 x 710mm (3.3 x 17.2 x 28 in.)
Audio Output iChannel2 Basic: 8 channels embedded for each SDI, iChannel2 Standard: 8 channels embedded for each SDI 2 AES/EBU for each SDI output(Option), iChannel2 Extreme: 8 channels embedded for each SDI 2 AES/EBU for each SDI output(Option)
Video Output iChannel2 Basic: 1 HD/SD-SDI, iChannel2 Standard: 2 HD/ SD-SDI, iChannel2 Extreme: 2 (with 2 inputs) / 3 (with 1 input)/4HD/SD-SDI
Video Input iChannel2 Basic: 1 HD/SD-SDI, iChannel2 Standard: Up to 2 HD/SD-SDI, iChannel2 Extreme: Up to 4 HD/SD-SDI
Video/Audio Codec iChannel2 Basic: DVSD/DVHD/MPEG-2 iChannel2 Standard: DVSD/DVHD/MPEG-2/MPEG-4 iChannel2 Extreme: DVSD/DVHD/MPEG-2/MPEG-4/HDV/DNxHD/AVC-Intra

Item Includes

Standard Manufacturer's Warranty

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