Automation supplier OmniBus Systems has added new Internet TV and streaming capabilities
to iTX, its software-driven, IT-based product. iTX runs on off-the-shelf
computer hardware and combines multiple functions, including video server,
automation, graphics device and logo inserter, into one system.
Making its debut at IBC, iTX Version 1.3 is designed as
an Internet TV platform, either as a standalone operation or an extension of
traditional channels. It will manage requirements such as substituting
different advertisements on Internet TV channels, or replacing graphic elements
that may need to be displayed differently on computer screens.
iTX already supports compressed video-file formats such
as MPEG-2, MPEG-4 (H.264), DV25/50 and Windows Media as well as "wrapped"
formats such as MXF and QuickTime. It allows HD, SD and lower bitrates to be
mixed within a single schedule and automatically up- or downconverted.