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BVE sees the showcase of Dalet AmberFin's new affordable Transcode Farm Controller which enables the creation of transcode farms that are scalable from one to many nodes whilst providing fault tolerant operation.

By Bruce Devlin | 01/21/14

So 2014 is showing the same tendency to slip by as previous years and here we are with BVE just around the corner. Having made the short journey across London to the Excel centre, this year’s event will be important for several reasons:

Apart from the annual gathering of the broadcast industry clan, this year is significant in that it marks the Digital Production Partnership’s deadline for the adoption of its specifications.

At BVE, on stand N45, we will come together with our UK regional channel partner, broadcast systems integrator, ATG Broadcast, to jointly promote an approach to the adoption of digital file-based workflows that focuses on the Digital Production Partnership (DPP) initiative in the UK.

Final BVE Before DPP Deadline Day 

From its outset, AmberFin has been a strong supporter of the DPP initiative because it promises Open Standards interoperability and this dovetails neatly with the company’s strategic development goals. The DPP’s self-imposed deadline of 1st October 2014, where file-based content delivery becomes the preferred exchange format for almost all major UK broadcasters is less than nine months away and still most facilities and production companies are a long way from finalizing their DPP adoption strategies, so BVE 2014 will be an important event, helping them firm up their implementation plans.

The widespread adoption of the DPP specification will be an important event in the UK broadcast industry and many other geographic regions are watching its progress very closely. DPP will be a defining moment when all the hard work that has been put into standards such as MXF come to fruition and we see the many significant benefits that file-based workflows can bring to broadcast operations of all sizes and scales.

Affordable Transcode Farm Controller 

Another UK first for AmberFin at BVE sees the showcase of our new affordable Transcode Farm Controller which enables the creation of transcode farms that are scalable from one to many nodes whilst providing fault tolerant operation. With our Dalet AmberFin iCR platform, media facilities of all sizes, scales and business models can scale up an initial proof of concept to whatever system capacity they require without needing any kind of external orchestration system and in doing so dynamically support their business development strategy with minimum capital expenditure.

First introduced at IBC last year, the new iCR Transcode Farm Controller functionality builds on Dalet AmberFin’s market leading multi-format transcode capabilities. It significantly increases the flexibility and versatility of a multi-node transcode environment, bringing improved resilience and robustness whilst simultaneously bringing cost savings through more versatile network licensing capabilities.

So, as you can see, we have lots to tell and show off at BVE. Assuming that we haven’t all floated away on the floods by then, make sure to call around to stand N45 and have a chat with our team of product and market specialists.

Featured in: Dalet AmberFin | DPP | File-Based Workflows | MXF | Transcoding |

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By Bruce Devlin

With 30 years in the industry, Bruce looks after Media Technology for Dalet. An engineer who designed antennas, ASICs, software, algorithms, systems and standards, Bruce is best known for being @MrMXF and you can get his book on Amazon.

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