Oceans promises to enable broadcasters to expand their deployment as new services are released and integrate their own functionality using its open and secure APIs.
Pebble Beach Systems has unveiled a new platform called Oceans which is a next-generation service-oriented technology platform. Built for all clouds, but equally happy on-prem, Oceans will enable broadcasters to deploy, manage, host and upgrade their broadcast workflows and services from a single intuitive unified interface, now and in the IP future.
Designed to handle complex broadcast workflows in a simple and intuitive manner, Oceans provides enhanced visibility and control of the playout infrastructure. And regardless of scale, Oceans promises to enable broadcasters to expand their deployment as new services are released. The platform allows them to write and integrate their own functionality using Oceans’ open and secure APIs.
Oceans’ ‘virtual’ container-based platform management looks to ensure that users are running the most efficient solution for the scale of their operation, delivering the optimum provisioning, management and usage of available resources for their requirements at any given time.
Oceans has been designed to help broadcasters and media companies transition towards IP-based technologies, including the cloud; to bring existing Pebble customers along and offer access to the new functionality; to offer agile and reactive technology for changing business and external developments; and to easily support new technologies with iterative, flexible, modular solutions at all scales, from single-channel infrastructures to multi-channel, multi-site, geo-dispersed operations.
Oceans promises to integrate into workflows with ease, supporting evolving technologies, and enabling current Pebble customers to build further on their current infrastructures and benefit from new functionalities and efficiencies.
“Interoperability is in our DNA,” said Daniel Robinson, Head of R&D at Pebble Beach Systems. “As experienced solution builders, our business is implementing playout infrastructures and taking customers on air in testing and diverse environments. Oceans will provide the broadcast community with flexible, easily upgradeable solutions, which are tailored to every workflow. Creating Oceans from the ground up, we took a rigorous approach to security, authentication, and resilience, building the platform the industry needs with the right building blocks for more functional services to further enhance our automation offerings.”