Softel - IBC 2012 Preview Release03 Jul 2012
At IBC 2012, the Softel team will showcase the company’s feature-rich and widely deployed Swift™ range of subtitling and closed captioning solutions as well as its versatile interactive TV platform, MediaSphere™.
The Swift range of products are optimized for next-generation file-based workflows and support subtitling and closed captioning for multi-platform delivery, across multi-language feeds and in a complete variety of file formats. Swift Create is the market leading subtitle and closed caption tool. As well as efficiently creating files, it can also be used to convert from one format to another seamlessly, making repurposing a breeze.
Softel MediaSphere is a suite of solutions that supports an array of interactive TV technologies including for connected TV, the second screen and for set-top box based interactivity. MediaSphere Bridge is a recently announced second screen platform that lets broadcasters and operators drive second screen experiences and retain viewers’ attention while providing them dynamic two-way interactions between their TV and tablet or smart phone.
Softel Product Highlights at IBC 2012
Subtitle and Closed Caption Creation and Repurposing: Swift Create
Swift Create is the market-leading subtitling and closed captioning workstation that allows the preparation and repurposing of subtitles and closed captions. The software benefits from constant investment, being upgraded to ensure quick and efficient creation and repurposing of subtitles and closed captions in every major format worldwide. Swift Create is the most deployed subtitling and closed captioning system globally, having been selected by every user category from freelance operators to the most prestigious multi-national broadcasters.
Automatic Subtitle and Closed Caption Timing: Swift ReSync™ – Powered by Nexidia
Swift ReSync combines the most powerful subtitling and closed captioning workstation with the most state-of-the-art audio analysis logic from partner Nexidia and is available in two forms. Swift ReSync TiGo automatically assigns timecodes to reduce subtitle and closed caption costs, allowing the operator to focus on text manipulation. Swift ReSync Enterprise is a client-server based solution that automates the timing of subtitles and closed captions, allowing for batch operations. Both radically decrease the time taken to repurpose and re-sync subtitled and closed captioned content.
Subtitle and Closed Caption Encoding and Transcoding Software: Swift vTX
Swift vTX enables content owners and broadcasters to repurpose content regardless of file formats. It allows them to switch between SD and HD formats easily to facilitate multiplatform and worldwide distribution, and supports a large array of files, wrappers and playout formats. Swift vTX facilitates the integration of subtitle or closed caption content across a wide range of media servers and editing solutions.
Subtitle and Closed Caption Transmission Playout Platform: Swift TX
Swift TX is a flexible and cost-effective subtitle and closed caption management and transmission platform that reduces workflow complexity and increases reliability and productivity. Swift TX features real-time transcoding and a class-leading range of automation interfaces, along with the widest support of file formats available. Swift TX is now available in ultra-high density form factors, catering to the most demanding transmission environment.
Interactive TV Solutions: MediaSphere
MediaSphere TX and MediaSphere Lab are versatile iTV systems that can playout, deploy and test interactive applications and environments. MediaSphere DTA is a headend transport stream generator capable of distributing data to digital transport adapters (DTA). The recently announced MediaSphere Bridge is a hybrid first and second screen solution that lets broadcasters and network operators drive second screen experiences and retain viewers’ attention while providing them dynamic two-way interactions between their TV and tablets or smart phone.
Audio/Video Description: Swift ADePT
Swift ADePT is based on the award winning Swift Create subtitle and closed caption preparation system and is dedicated to the creation and playout of audio description, also known as video description. It allows broadcasters to increase audience reach by providing access to content for visually impaired viewers. The Swift ADePT suite offers an end-to-end approach, comprising an efficient solution for all formats of audio or video description from creation to playout.