As you browse through our website you will find a number of descriptions, services, or phrases that we have coined or used frequently, of which you may not know the meaning. To help you understand exactly what we mean, below is a glossary of these terms with descriptions. My hope is you will use this blog post for a reference tool as you come across terms you need further clarified while browsing our site.
PEGcasting is a specific type of Next to Live broadcasting. PEGcasting is the use of a remote PEGvault-SD™ to record an event and automatically transfer the video file to a NEXUS® series server for broadcast. The PEGvault-SD starts sending the file after one minute of capture and then the NEXUS series server begins the broadcast after receiving one minute of content. The result is a Next to Live broadcast with about a two minute delay.
This is the ability to organize content to play out at specific times.
A feature in all of our video server products, automation works hand-in-hand with scheduling. With automation, scheduled programming airs on its own, without the need for an employee to be on-site 24/7 to hit “play.”
Referencing the UltraNEXUS™ and the UltraNEXUS-SDI™, our 2×2 technology enables these video servers to utilize dual encoders and dual decoders simultaneously. In layman’s terms, these servers have the ability to take in two video feeds, while simultaneously playing out two channels.
Our all-in-one solutions take care of all of a broadcast station’s essential requirements. From encoding and decoding, to scheduling and automation, to streaming, these solutions do it all, without the need for third party add-ons.
The Smart Workflow
Our “Smart Workflow” allows users to record locally or remotely, broadcast to a cable channel, and stream live and on-demand. Using our workflow, everything is engineered to integrate and can be set up to automatically send files to both streaming services and scheduled for broadcast.
The all-digital workflow allows users to take advantage of LEIGHTRONIX products with all-digital interfaces such as the UltraNEXUS-SDI and preserve the quality of incoming and outgoing video signals.
Archiving is the storage of video files for documentation or cataloging. At LEIGHTRONIX, this most often refers to our video-on-demand solutions and our digital video recorders like the LABvault™ series. These solutions store video and make it available to be broadcast later, reviewed internally, or viewed online.
Remote broadcasting is the ability to air content live or Next to Live from a location outside the main studio.
Similar to remote broadcasting, remote capture is the ability to record a meeting or event at a location outside of the main studio to be streamed or aired later.
The ability for multiple communities to share a common channel on which all of their content is aired. Utilizing the PEGvault-SD™ digital media encoder, communities can act as remote stations that contribute local event coverage and other video content to a centrally located NEXUS series video server to be broadcast or streamed.
Advanced Slide Editor
Unique to our UltraNEXUS and UltraNEXUS-SDI video servers, the Advanced Slide Editor includes a library packed full of preloaded icons, templates, backgrounds, and overlays and allows users to build an archive of community specific slides to add to their schedules, quickly and easily promote upcoming events, and share important information with viewers. The Advanced Slide Editor includes the ability to use multiple, independent layers and can be manipulated using standard and custom shape tools, an enhanced text editor, and image adjustments such as hue, saturation, and brightness/contrast. Other tools include blur, sharpen, glow, bevel, shadow, gradients, rotation, and more.
Dynamic Video Content
Dynamic Video Content refers to the continually updated TOTAL INFO service which has six content categories (weather, traffic, business, sports, dailies, and business and financials). TOTAL INFO data is automatically formatted and layered on thematic video/audio backgrounds provided with the service.
Emergency messages consist of an included or custom background graphic and/or a series of two-line, lower third text messages to be displayed over programming on a cable broadcast channel. Once activated, emergency messages are immediately displayed.
Internet Protocol Television (IPTV)
Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS), an IPTV Exploratory Group, defines IPTV as “The secure and reliable delivery to subscribers of entertainment video and related services. These services may include, for example, Live TV, video-on-demand (VOD) and Interactive TV (iTV). These services are delivered across an access agnostic, packet switched network that employs the IP protocol to transport the audio, video and control signals. In contrast to video over the public Internet, with IPTV deployments, network security and performance are tightly managed to ensure a superior entertainment experience, resulting in a compelling business environment for content providers, advertisers and customers alike.” LEIGHTRONIX offers two such solutions, LuxeVision™ and LuxeVision ipMerge™.
The LEIGHTRONIX IPTV solutions are also interactive television solutions. Interactive TV refers to the ability to directly affect the content displayed in a more complex fashion than simply changing the channel. With LuxeVision and LuxeVision ipMerge, viewers have the ability to rewind and pause live TV, access video-on-demand, record programming, and more.
Middleware/Graphical User Interface (GUI)
A key component in IPTV, middleware enables operators to deliver customized navigation and information services to subscribers’ set-top boxes using a standard browser interface. The option for a graphically enhanced or text-guided GUI makes advanced services simple to administer, maintain, and extend.
This solution allows you to broadcast an event taking place in one location or “point,” transmit it over specific types of delivery networks, and air it live at another location or “point.”
Expanding on Point-to-Point, a Point-to-Multipoint solution allows you to broadcast an event taking place in one location or “point,” transmit it over specific types of delivery networks, and air it live to numerous locations or “points.”
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