ICE SDC – Software Defined Channel For Virtualized IP Playout

ICE SDC – Software Defined Channel For Virtualized IP Playout

Fully-featured broadcast channels with a pure software implementation

Flexible, scalable and reliable Channel-in-a-Box

The ICETM range of Channel-in-a-Box solutions dramatically increases efficiency while reducing complexity; ICE integrates all the operational, technical, regulatory, and commercial functionality required for broadcast playout environments. ICE is a proven system that lowers costs, and makes it easy to launch new revenue-generating services to grow business.

More features than all the rest - software only and IP

ICE integrates more functionality than any other Channel-in-a-Box solution – saving more money, and delivering more than just the basic features of automation, storage, and graphics. ICE includes an extensive toolset to manage playout operations, including single channel, multi-channel, multi-region, and multi-platform environments.  The range includes ICE SDC and ICE IP, both of which lead the way in new technology implementations of channel in a box systems.

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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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  • Hardware ICE appliances offer up to 4 channels from a single unit
  • Minimizes the need to transcode. ICE supports a multitude of codec and wrapper formats
  • Playout multiple file formats back to back
  • Validate all content on arrival and quarantine any invalid material to prevent on air problems
  • Full Master Control functionality
  • Make playlist changes 2 seconds before air with confidence
  • Multiple DSKs and DVEs
  • RSS/XML Text Crawls
  • Still and animated logos
  • Audio Overs. Live from AES inputs or pre-recorded from internal file players
  • Dolby E decode and encode
  • Loudness assessment and adjustment
  • Media Biometrics. SAM's technology for uniquely identifying content and automate fault finding on signals and media
  • Closed Captions and Subtitles in multiple formats and languages
  • Up and down scaling of Closed Captions and Subtitles
  • Advanced 3D graphics for premium quality broadcast branding
  • Automatic HD upscaling and SD downscaling that respect source AFDs
  • ARCing and AFD insertion
  • V-Chip and XDS insertion
  • Audio Measurement from Nielsen or Kantar Media
  • Fixed latency from input to output
  • Mix transitions between any sources, including live inputs
  • Ancillary Data: Preserve, pass through, insert, and up/down scale
  • Hardware appliances include up to 3.6TB of local storage, plus ability to add Quantum's SAN storage
  • Media optimized file system is StorNext from Quantum on the 2U ICE appliance

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