Imagine Communications will demonstrate its UHD readiness across the company’s networking and playout platforms at IBC.
The company has added capabilities to support UHDTV1 and 4K resolutions, high dynamic range (HDR), expanded colour gamut, and high frame rate to its portfolio.
“This is a dynamic time in our industry, and we are excited to be working with our customers to incorporate next-gen technologies like UHD into their workflows,” said Steve Reynolds, chief technology officer, Imagine Communications.
“Investments in innovation have infused our industry-leading, future-proofed products and solutions – from routing and processing platforms to servers, transcoding and encoding systems – with the ability to meet our customers’ latest and most demanding competitive requirements. The pivotal pieces of a viable UHD business model are steadily falling into place. Whenever our customers are ready to move to UHD, Imagine Communications is ready to take them there.”
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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 Nexio AMP integrated server solution, which supports UHD playback.
Visitors to the Imagine Communications booth will also see a demonstration of the Selenio MCP processing, compression and IP networking platform, featuring the recently released UHD up- and down-conversion modules. These new modules enable 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.