Veset Unveils SaaS Playout Service at IBC 2014


Last Updated: September 4, 2014 7:30 pm GMT
(Amsterdam, IBC 2014--September 4, 2014) Stand 8.A14 – At IBC 2014, Veset, a pioneering broadcast technology provider, has formally launched Veset Nimbus Cloud Playout, a new, linear broadcast software-based solution optimised to fully exploit the power and flexibility of cloud-based resources, at IBC 2014.

Veset Nimbus Cloud Playout is a broadcast grade playout solution that incorporates key industry standards and workflow processes, enabling its users to take full advantage of cloud technologies.

By leveraging its software-based, platform-agnostic architecture, Nimbus can be deployed on a broad range of public and private clouds ranging from Amazon’s hugely elastic and resilient web service for cloud-based products and applications, to locally installed servers.

Veset Chief Executive Officer Gatis Gailis said, “We designed Nimbus Cloud Playout from the ground up to enable broadcasters to get new channels to air quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively. The upfront investment is minimal when compared to hardware-based playout systems, and ongoing operational costs are substantially reduced.”

In a single service, Nimbus Cloud Playout delivers full functionality from content ingest to delivery of a UDP feed to headend, cable or CDN. All associated data is automatically backed-up and safeguarded in the cloud against loss due to hardware failure. Further protection from planned or unplanned downtime is achieved because individual playout requirements are fulfilled in a virtual cluster rather than by a physical collection of servers.

Veset Chief Commercial Officer Fraser Jardine added, “We fully understand both the cloud and broadcast and have already produced a playout solution that establishes a new economic standard for broadcast workflows.”

Veset’s comprehensive solution includes core components that can be easily integrated with existing systems and processes. In addition to Nimbus Cloud Playout, those components include:
  • Nimbus Ingest – Content is easily ingested through a web-based ingest agent where relevant metadata is added, quality is automatically QC’d and is then uploaded to a MAM module quickly and securely.
  • Nimbus MAM – All mezzanine content is stored in the Amazon S3 storage cloud. Here the media is managed in terms of conversion, sub-clip creation, audio loudness normalisation, and much more.
  • Nimbus Schedule - Schedules and sub-schedules are planned and added along with secondary playlist elements. Graphics can be edited and time delays inserted.

Jardine concludes, “Some in our industry have not yet not yet fully recognised the difference between streaming and cloud-based playout. Our cloud-based playout solution should clarify that situation as more and more broadcasters and playout service providers embrace what we believe is the inexorable move to IP-based infrastructures, within which Nimbus Cloud Playout is an ideal fit.”

Veset products and services will be fully demonstrated at IBC, Amsterdam, 12-16 September, Stand 8.A14.

About Veset:
Veset is a broadcast technology innovator and among the first to deploy a 100% cloud-based playout SaaS solution for linear channel production. Relying on unique first-hand expertise in helping clients create linear channels with SaaS technologies and cloud infrastructure, the company’s mission is to deliver new solutions that address growing demand for cost effectiveness, operational flexibility and reliability.

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