Asia-Pacific Broadcasting (APB) September 2017 Volume 34, Issue 7 - Page 15

NEWS & VIEWS September 2017 15 Enter the 4K/Ultra HD market with Apantac Apantac, a provider of multi-viewers, video walls, extenders and signal processing solutions, is displaying two new models in its HDMI 2.0 UHD multi-viewer series. The MiniDE-4-UHD and the Mini­ DE-4-UHD-K are designed to display up to four sources on a single 4K/Ultra HD (UHD) monitor or projector. It also allows users to mix input resolutions and sources all the way up to 4K/UHD on a single display. The HDMI 2.0 UHD family, according to Apantac, offers “affordable and high-per- formance” entry into 4K/UHD multi-image display for a variety of broadcast and ProAV visual environments, including control rooms and digital signage. At booth 8.E37, a demonstration sees four computers connected, with keyboard, video and mouse (KVM) functionality in a multi-viewer display environment. The MiniDE-4-UHD accepts 4x HDMI inputs, 1x VGA input, 1x DisplayPort input, 1x analogue audio input, 1x HDMI output and 1x DisplayPort output as well as an Smart home service solutions from ABOX42 Apantac is displaying the MiniDE-4-UHD (above) and the Mini­DE-4-UHD-K of the HDMI 2.0 UHD family. analogue audio output. The MiniDE-4-UHD-K, on the other hand, displays up to four HDMI computer inputs with keyboard and mouse functions on the same screen. Both multi-viewers accept SD, HD and 4K/UHD at 60Hz input resolutions. The output resolution can be set for 1280x720p at 60Hz, 1920x1080p at 60Hz or 3840x2160p at 30Hz/60Hz — all with 4:4:4 colour sampling. There are six pre-defined and eight customised possible screen lay- outs, while PIP (picture-in-picture) and POP (picture-outside-picture) modes are also supported. Control and configuration is handled through a Web interface, Ethernet and RS232. It’s all in your hands Through its show offerings, ABOX42 aims to show how operators can differentiate them- selves from the competition and increase revenue streams. One solution the company is keen to highlight is the M35 Series high-end, smart set-top boxes (STBs) for the global operator market. Offering an upgrade path to 4K/Ultra HD (UHD) TV, ABOX42 says that the M35 STB is ideal for operators who want to support an HD and 4K/UHD platform, side-by-side, in a user deployment without requiring any changes to the software or service. The company adds that the M35 Series also offers premium content security, allowing opera- tors to meet the stringent requirements of 4K/UHD Hollywood content. ABOX42 is also demonstrating advanced MPEG-DASH playout, with support for live TV, local recording, restart TV, cloud record- ing and time-shift TV. Through MPEG-DASH and the adaptive streaming standard, operators can provide a complete television experience delivered over over-the-top (OTT) and managed IP networks. ABOX42’s MPEG-DASH-based TV solution includes multi-audio, teletext, subtitle and HbbTV support to ensure a “superior viewing and listening experience” for end-customers. Also lined up is ABOX42’s dotIO end-to- end operator smart home solution, which provides operators with all of the essential hardware, cloud and mobile components they need to offer compelling services to end-users. With dotIO, operators can quickly roll out innovative smart home services as an extension of their existing service offer- ings and multi-service bundles, to gener- ate additional revenue streams within the customer base, acquire new subscribers and reduce churn. Find out more at booth 14.C17. MASTER GRIPS FINGERTIP CONTROL OF LENS AND CAMERA ARRI MASTER GRIPS. TRULY CINEMATIC. For more information please contact: ARRI ASIA Limited ABOX42’s M35 set-top box allows operators to support both HD and 4K/Ultra HD content. 41st Floor, One Kowloon, 1 Wang Yuen Street, Kowloon Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong Tel. +852 2571 6288 / +65 9695 9970 Fax. +852 2875 9181