ICE IP – Automated Channel Playout Over IP

ICE IP – Automated Channel Playout Over IP

A future proof solution that is ready to use today


Future-ready path to IP playout

ICE IP provides playout facilities with a future-ready path to IP playout, without sacrificing any of the comprehensive functionality or performance that has established ICE as the market-leading CiaB system.

Transition to IP at your pace

ICE IP supports multiple H.264 IP input and output streams alongside its SDI I/O, enabling ICE owners to transition to IP operation at a rate that suits their business needs.

Comprehensive CiaB capabilities

ICE IP integrates the full ICE toolset, including high quality up-scaling, complex audio handling, advanced graphics capabilities for premium channel branding, Media Biometrics and support for single channel, multi-channel, multi-region and multi-platform environments.

Morpheus automation

ICE IP is also fully compatible with SAM’s Morpheus playout automation, so integrating IP playout is a simple and highly cost-effective process.

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Securing overall performance is essential to maintaining end-user satisfaction, which in turn results in sustaining and growing revenue. It is important to take steps to limit the risk of incidents taking place through fault prevention and planning and, if incidents do occur, to ensure that downtime is as short as possible.

To ensure you get the most from your investment, SAM offers comprehensive support packages to suit your needs. Built on a foundation of over 30 years’ experience in supporting broadcast and post-production systems, SAM Care provides a highly skilled 24x7 technical help desk, committed response times, software maintenance support and operates a worldwide spare parts service from over 20 warehouse locations across the globe.

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ICE IP’s feature set includes all you need to produce the entire channel:

  • Multiple layers of graphics, text crawls and DVE squeezes
  • Complex audio processing capabilities including; Dolby E, Loudness, live or prerecorded continuity announcements, track shuffling and selection
  • Automatic up/down scaling and ARCing
  • Subtitle and Closed Caption insertion and up/down scaling
  • Watermarking for audience measurement and for content assurance
  • Media optimized file system from Quantum with 3.6 TB of useable storage
  • Optional Master Control hardware panel
  • Media Biometrics – SAM’s advanced content assurance technology

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