Open Broadcast Systems will demonstrate some of the 5G solutions it has been partnering with Zixi to provide for the VW FunCup at the Le Mans Circuit.
Broadcast technology provider Open Broadcast Systems will once again exhibit together with its local partner PROLANE, a broadcast service company based in the Middle East, at the CABSAT 2022.
The event is scheduled to take place from May 17 to 19, 2022.
The live stream was powered by Zixi’s Software-Defined Video Platform (SDVP). The SDVP enables broadcast-quality live video workflows to be delivered at ultra-low latency, intelligently and centrally provisioned, deployed, managed and monitored using software and integrated devices regardless of the underlying network infrastructure.
Open Broadcast Systems’ small form-factor C-100 encoders were used to transmit the onboard racing car video from cars travelling at 120mph (200 km/h). With 5G modems attached to the encoders, they were able to deliver high-quality video with glass-to-glass latencies of 250ms in challenging conditions over an eight-hour race. The small form-factor encoders support high-quality, low-latency contribution using low-cost commodity hardware.
Open Broadcast Systems also recently announced that its high-density C-200 Encoders and Decoders now have support for NMOS (Networked Media Open Specifications). In particular, the C-200 platform supports both the IS-04 and IS-05 specifications.
NMOS is a family of open, free of charge specifications that enable interoperability between media devices on Uncompressed IP infrastructure. Adding NMOS support allows for vendor-neutral routing of Uncompressed IP flows into the C-200 Encoder without the need for specific drivers to be written or for manual configuration. Likewise, the C-200 Decoder can be incorporated into Uncompressed IP facilities without complex manual configuration.
The C-200 Encoder allows for high-density encoding of Uncompressed IP streams for contribution, distribution or internal monitoring feeds. It can encode more than 64 channels in just 2U, much higher than traditional systems. Similarly, the C-200 Decoder provides high-density decode of MPEG Transport Streams into Uncompressed IP formats such as 2110. The C-200 is available as pure software for IT-centric deployments or as appliances for more traditional setups. It delivers ultra-high value in pristine quality and with very low end-to-end latency.
Kieran Kunhya, CEO of Open Broadcast Systems, said: “We are looking forward to returning to CABSAT. Over the past couple of months, it has been nice to see the tradeshows opening back up and above all else, we are looking forward to meeting the industry again.”