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ATHENSA

ATHENSA is a US based company, the successor and further expansion of the market leading PlayBox Technology product line. It was established in response to the technology requests of Worldwide PlayBox clients and partners for a next-generation, wide-scale platform to extend beyond the traditional broadcast use case of PlayBox Technology.

In order to achieve that, ATHENSA’s main focus is on technological innovation and product development that will ensure the ever improving quality, stability and usability of the software – an integral part of the personalized solutions delivered to the client.

Athensa has developed Video Playout automation Software which supports multi file format, Graphics Playout Software which can play scroll, Roll, Logo and various graphics element, Multi Ingest Software, Channel In Box Software and many more.

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ATHENSA PLAYOUT

ATHENSA PLAYOUT provides the necessary playout automation processes, needed in today’s broadcast facilities. Its modular architecture makes it suitable not only for broadcasting organizations of any size but for media professionals who need seamless content playout automation. Available in UHD/HD/SD-SDI or IP streaming, ATHENSA PLAYOUT secures unattended operations 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Playout features:

  • 24/7 unattended operation with automatic playlist loading
  • The Multi Parallel Output (MPO) feature allows any combination of 2 or more outputs: HD/SD SDI, IP streaming in H.264 or MPEG2
  • Video decoding during playback
  • Live source pass-through as item in the playlist
  • External devices control allows the server to be used as a master control automation server
  • Changes to the playlist during on-air session are possible (except the item which is currently playing)
  • Non-destructive editing (except the item which is currently playing)
  • External triggers input for commercial insertion – GPI/DTMF
  • In the current version

    Totally redesigned, packed with features, ATHENSA PLAYOUT supports UHD Playout for stunningly detailed TV experience while offering the first of its kind View over time.

  • Optimized and modernized

    We have optimized and modernized the software by reviewing and renewing the entire engine architecture and code, therefore improving the stability and reliability.

  • New user interface and customizable view

    A great number of view options and custom layouts, Dockable interface, Preloaded and user-defined skins/views, Customizable thumbnail item identification.

  • Collapsible playlist blocks

    Innovative timescale for faster and better playlist operations. K-playlist graphically represents the playlist items based on their duration relative to the playlist duration.

  • UHD Support

    Stunningly detailed TV experience with native 4K UHD playout.

  • AJA Support

    AJA has a long history of building high-quality, reliable video devices for the video industry.AJA support provides increased video and audio I/O capacity; 4K/UHD playout and ingest; alternate form factors that allow customizable configuration.

  • RTMP Support

    ATHENSA PLAYOUT supports real time messaging protocol for streaming output.

  • HEVC/h.265 Support

    ATHENSA PLAYOUT supports high efficiency video codec compression.

ATHENSA GRAPHICS

ATHENSA GRAPHICS (AG) is a sophisticated, yet extremely user-friendly on-air CG and graphics manager. It lets you create different static or dynamic objects such as rolls, crawls, multi-layered simultaneous still pictures, analog and digital clocks, animated logos etc., and save them in projects. Those could easily be used for direct broadcasting or as customized templates for future use. In addition, ATHENSA GRAPHICS has a built-in Scheduler which lets you start objects from previously created project(s) at different times.

ATHENSA GRAPHICS can run as a standalone solution or run in the background, without its front-end interface. This allows all objects and slide actions to be triggered by a third party OEM software which sends its script commands via network protocol.

ATHENSA GRAPHICS is designed to work in sync with the ATHENSA PLAYOUT. This allow objects in ATHENSA GRAPHICS to be started or stopped by using the ATHENSA PLAYOUT. This is achieved by inserting ATHENSA GRAPHICS Net control events in the ATHENSA PLAYOUT playlist.

ATHENSA GRAPHICS control can also be automated using scripts triggered by metadata condition from ATHENSA PLAYOUT. The playlist metadata value from ATHENSA PLAYOUT can be sent to the text objects.

ATHENSA GRAPHICS provides powerful tools for project preparation and extensive control over on-air graphics. The projects may include:

Graphics features:

  • Automation rules for graphics overlay based on clip metadata
  • Interactive on-air high quality graphics
  • Multi-layered, simultaneous crawls, rolls, animated logos, clocks, etc.
  • External data providers – RSS, HTML, XML for automated content updates
  • Easy configuration for bulletin board/carousel info channels
  • EAS message overlay

ATHENSA INGEST

ATHENSA INGEST enables multiple channels of HD or SD content to be captured from HD/SD SDI digital feeds, analogue sources and MPEG transport streams. Four video sources can be monitored on a single screen and controlled via a new streamlined user interface. Audio levels can be monitored as loudness/true-peak displays and adjusted when required.

Content ingested to ATHENSA INGEST is available for playback within a few seconds of capture commencing. The ATHENSA INGEST feature set also includes capture-list import from third-party traffic systems, support for CEA-608/708 closed-captioning and automated VTR control via RS-422 with batch-capture listing.

Four independent ingest channels in a single server *

Scheduled capturing of satellite feeds with automated channel switching

Comprehensive Metadata handling (TCI, MTD creation)

Ingest features:

  • Scheduled capturing of satellite feeds with automated channel switching.
  • IFile splitting based on duration.
  • Multi-channel audio capturing
  • Loudness/True Peak audio meters are available for precise audio level fine-tuning
  • Automated RS-422 VTR control with batch capturing lists
  • Closed Captioning support under EIA-608/708 standards