Etere ETX integrates all of the playout features required for a channel to go on air.
Lebanese satellite television station Al-Manar has extended its partnership with Etere.
Al-Manar has been a customer of Etere since 2014 and the station recently chose to upgrade the Imagine playout system to Etere ETX. It has chosen Etere’s Channel-in-a-Box software Etere ETX and upgraded to its latest version, Etere 31.3. The station was launched on June 4, 1991, as a member of the Arab States Broadcasting Union.
Furthermore, users on the support contracts have access to unlimited software updates and upgrades. After a series of demonstrations and evaluations, Al-Manar decided to replace its existing playout facilities with Etere ETX. Al-Manar continues to leverage Etere technologies to maximise efficiencies and monetisation opportunities.
Etere ETX integrates all the playout features needed to bring a channel on-air including ingest, 4K playout, closed caption/subtitling insertions, dynamic overlays, text over recorded/live videos, NDI, IP and SDI inputs/outputs in a single software. Etere brings greater efficiencies with user-friendly deployments, operations and upgrades. Due to its features, Etere ETX will replace the already outdated Imagine Nexio video servers.
The software delivers professional quality with the full flexibility of multi-resolution support including 4K, HD and SD. Additionally, the open architecture and interoperability of Etere Ecosystem solutions ensure future expansions can be completed with minimal disruptions to the operations.
The key features of Etere ETX include multiple graphics and webGL graphics overlays, capture web pages as live multimedia sources, 4K, HD, and SD with Up and Downconversion, RTMP input and integrated time delay, serves as an RTMP sender or RTSP receiver, full IP support for both HD and SD video supports NewTek NDI, supports Microsoft ReFS File System, cloud-ready, integrated IT-based master control with multichannel ingest/playout, easy insertion of closed captions including CEA 608 and CEA 708 with ETX inserter, and more.