Cinegy GmbH, the premier provider of software technology for digital video processing, asset management, video compression and automation, and playout, has worked together with its French channel partner Broadcast Architech to create XGESTORE, a configurable, all-in-one, ready to roll hub for broadcast and streaming operations. Dependent upon configuration, XGESTORE can provide a powerful capture server or a broadcast playout device.
The device combines powerful and compact hardware, including a customizable local SSD RAID in a 3U rack, with industry-leading software including Cinegy Capture for ingest and management, Cinegy Air for automated playout control, and Cinegy Multiviewer for monitoring. It supports resolutions up to 8k Ultra HD, including HDR; all the popular canonical and delivery codecs; and I/O as SDI, SMPTE ST2110, NDI and SRT.
Broadcast Architech designed the system to be flexible, so it can be configured for multiple applications. As an ingest server, for example, it can capture an unlimited number of channels simultaneously, generating high-quality proxies on ingest for immediate distribution. The on-board SSD storage provides high-capacity storage and XGESTORE can be connected directly to additional NAS storage such as XSTREAMSTORE, over ethernet to external capacity, or even to USB disks and sticks.
The OBCast version of XGESTORE plays during ingest for live and delayed broadcasting and incorporates multiple dynamic graphics layers for applications like sport as well as branding. The Cinegy Air software includes completely playlist management including remote scheduling and operation, and the system is designed for non-stop operation where required.
“We have been a trusted Cinegy dealer for France since the earliest days, and we really appreciate the incredible power and flexibility that is incorporated in the suite of software solutions,” said Narjess Souabni, Community Manager at Broadcast Architech. “What we have done with XGESTORE is to harness the key elements of that flexibility and agility, in a plug-and-play package, tailored to the needs we see from our customers, making it very easy to implement, and quick for users to gain the operational and economic advantages of the system.”
Daniella Weigner of Cinegy added “Partnership is really critical to the success of Cinegy and the success of this results from the importance we place on effective communications with our distributors and end users. This enabled us to support Broadcast Architech in realising their vision of configured, market-ready devices that take the appropriate elements of our software and implement it on a hardware platform they build, so it can slot straight into the architecture of any production or broadcast facility. We are already seeing sales for XGESTORE, and we are confident we will see more from our broader market.”