Appear will demonstrate how the latest advancements in its media processing and delivery technology enable it to lead the industry in efficiency, flexibility, and density at NAB Show 2023 (April 15-19). At its booth (West Hall, #W2512), the global technology leader will share with NAB Show attendees how it provides the backbone that production companies, telcos, and broadcasters worldwide trust to make immersive live experiences possible for viewers.
Appear provides market-leading solutions for video transport to tier one and two operators, broadcasters, production facilities and content owners, including contribution and primary distribution. The company has a longstanding heritage as a leader in robust, sustainable, and highly efficient media processing and delivery technology, serving the world’s leading media companies, including NBCUniversal, Sky, Megacable, NEP, MLB and NHL.
Thomas Bostrøm Jørgensen, CEO at Appear, said: “NAB Show is a fantastic opportunity for us to engage with our customers and partners, and we can’t wait to be back at the LVCC updating the industry on our latest news and announcements. In the past year, we’ve made several exciting developments in our contribution, OTT, and linear distribution portfolio, all of which make delivering video more efficient, sustainable, and faster. An on-booth highlight will be the NAB Show launch of revolutionary new solutions that enable operators to align video transport cost with content value. As a customer-centric vendor, we can’t wait to welcome visitors to our booth once again and re-connect with the industry in-person.”
Visitors to Appear’s booth can expect a unique sports-bar style experience, with demonstrations exhibiting its range of energy-efficient contribution, OTT and distribution solutions which are continually ranked as being the most dense and reliable in the market. Appear experts will be on-hand to showcase how Appear’s solutions minimise the rack space, power, and operational complexity required to bring high-quality live experiences to viewers.
The company will also be providing free consultations to media organisations looking to assess their cloud strategy, helping them prioritise total cost of ownership for on-premises, cloud-based, and hybrid solution deployments. This consultation support is further bolstered by the opening of a new Appear office in Los Angeles ahead of the show in March 2023, cementing the company’s strategic focus and commercial growth in the North American market.
Appear products include:
- X Platform:A high-speed video networking, enhanced IP security and advanced compression solution for the remote production, contribution and distribution markets. It can fulfil the demands of applications such as sports and esports broadcast and be used as a compression head-end for OTT, IPTV, broadcast and for high density satellite.
- NEO:A high-capacity, energy-efficient, server-based compression solution for live distribution that is denser and 10 times more energy-efficient than a pure software transcoding solution. The plug and play solution offer accelerated HEVC transcoding simultaneously with AVC transcoding, simplifying server deployment and operation. With more computing power, the NEO20 offers even higher capacity than its predecessor, the NEO10.
- XC Platform: A modular head-end platform for IPTV and broadcast, supporting content acquisition, compression, stream processing, including scrambling and multiplexing, with distribution options for cable, satellite and terrestrial networks.