NAB 2018: Broadcast Pix Introduces ioGates Desktop App to Simplify Large Content Distribution


All Broadcast Pix switchers now include an ioGates account that can use the new ioGates Desktop App.

Last Updated: March 15, 2018 1:59 pm GMT
(Chelmsford, MA--March 15, 2018) ioGates, a Broadcast Pix™ company, today announced the new ioGates Desktop App, a free option that makes it easy for clients across the globe to view and distribute large content files through its secure cloud-based video management service. With the new app, users can simplify and customize content delivery to specific devices to accommodate various workflows and format requirements. Broadcast Pix (Booth SL8320) will demonstrate the ioGates Desktop App at the 2018 NAB Show, which runs April 9-12 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Compatible with Mac, Windows, and Linux operating systems, the ioGates Desktop App is installed on each destination that will receive content, such as a server, laptop, or NLE system. With the ioGates Desktop App, clients can view and browse files, as well as upload files, within specific folders of an ioGates cloud account. The app can also be set to automatically download all content, including the folder structure, or only selected codecs or file formats.

For example, a digital intermedia engineer needs to transfer the dailies/rushes to NLE stations, plus the same files need to be shared with the film crew. While ioGates has been used to share the dailies/rushes with film crews for years, the ioGates Desktop App allows the files to be delivered directly to the NLE stations. The DI engineer can upload the original files to an ioGates cloud account, start a predefined workflow where the files are transcoded to the NLE format, and apply the LUT, too. Files in the NLE format are then downloaded by the ioGates Desktop App on the NLE stations, added to the NLE source folders, and are ready for editing.

“The ioGates Desktop App makes our workflow even more user friendly,” explained Jesper Andersen, COO of ioGates. “Our service already handles all content conversion automatically in the cloud. With our innovative and flexible share links, you can automatically distribute content and easily customize how each client receives that content on their workstations, so they never struggle with footage they can’t view.”

The new ioGates Desktop App makes it easy to customize content delivery to specific devices for clients across the globe through its secure cloud-based video management service.

Trusted by post-production facilities, movie studios, and broadcasters, the ioGates cloud‑based media management service provides a secure platform for uploading, sharing, collaborating, distributing, and archiving media content. Its browser-based workflow system eliminates complex formatting and FTP issues that impede content sharing and productivity. ioGates also powers the BPNet™ production ecosystem that provides the control-over-IP capabilities of BPswitch™ integrated production switchers.

All Broadcast Pix switchers include an ioGates account that can use the new ioGates Desktop App.

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About Broadcast Pix
Founded in 2002, Broadcast Pix provides integrated live video production switchers with the best control. From compact mobile units to large-scale solutions, every Broadcast Pix features patented control and automation technology that make it easy to optimize and customize your workflows. With customers in more than 100 countries, Broadcast Pix is the leader in totally integrated production switchers for broadcast, streaming, live event, and visual radio applications. Its BPNet ioGates media management products are used by leading broadcasters and production houses. Learn more at

Broadcast Pix, BPNet, and BPswitch are a trademark of Broadcast Pix, Inc. Patented. Switchers are made in USA.


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