Athensa Channel in a Box

ATHENSA Channel-in-a-Box is a software a solution for broadcasting a single TV channel. It integrates all the elements needed to keep a channel on-air by combining automation, playout and interactive graphics and ingest. It can provide SDI or IP streaming connectivity for broadcast and cable TV as well as other applications.

Multi user, multi-language and multi-channel subtitle preparation and insertion of open subtitles, closed subtitles, closed captioning and streaming of DVB subtitles are available as add-on options at additional charge.

Channel-in-a-Box Components

Channel in a Box, includes a Athensa Airbox 7 Playout provides the necessary playout automation processes, Athensa Titlebox 7 is a sophisticated, yet extremely user-friendly on-air CG and graphics manager can be used via videomixer or with mixed graphic software engine directly connected to Athensa Airbox 7 Playout Athensa Capturebox 7 enables multiple channels of HD or SD content to be captured from HD/SD SDI digital feeds, analogue sources and MPEG transport streams.

Athensa Airbox 7 Playout Running as a stand-alone solution or in a Channel-in-a-Box configuration, Athensa Airbox 7 Playout provides the necessary playout automation processes, needed in today’s broadcast facilities. Its modular architecture makes it suitable not only for broadcasting organizations of any size but for media professionals who need seamless content playout automation. Available in UHD/HD/SD-SDI or IP streaming, ATHENSA playout secures unattended operations 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.Seamless 4K playout with CG branding (It is hardware dependent on the broadcast board used); Collapsible playlist; User definable interface; Clip Trimmer; Multi Parallel Output (MPO);  Multi-channel multi-language audio and subtitling capabilities; Loudness control; Mixing different media formats, frame rates and resolutions in a single playlist; Third party device control.
Athensa Titlebox 7 Athensa Titlebox 7 is a sophisticated, yet extremely user-friendly on-air CG and graphics manager. It lets you create different static or dynamic objects such as rolls, crawls, multi-layered simultaneous still pictures, analog and digital clocks, animated logos etc., and save them in projects. Those could easily be used for direct broadcasting or as customized templates for future use simple or animated logo insertion; On-air Editing; Slide Sequencer; Automated text rendering into graphics templates; Dynamic data sources; Scheduling; Task manager; Advanced Scripting Engine
Athensa Capturebox 7 Athensa Capturebox 7 enables multiple channels of HD or SD content to be captured from HD/SD SDI digital feeds, analogue sources and MPEG transport streams. Four video sources can be monitored on a single screen and controlled via a new streamlined user interface. Audio levels can be monitored as loudness/true-peak isplays and adjusted when required.Four independent ingest channels in a single server; Scheduled capturing of satellite feeds with automated channel switching; Comprehensive Metadata handling (TCI, MTD creation); File splitting based on duration; All 4 instances in a single screen; Add Metadata during ingest (position markers, notes, etc.); Loudness/True Peak audio meters are available for precise audio level fine-tuning; Automated RS-422 VTR control with batch capturing lists; Third-party traffic system capture list import; Closed Captioning support under EIA-608/708 standards
  • Athensa AirBox 7 Playout

Video

Compression MPEG2, WMV/VC1, MPEG1, MPEG4, AVC/H.264, JPEG 200, AVC-Intra, Apple ProRes 422, DV, HDV, DVC Pro, DVCPro 50, DVCPro HD
Format PAL, NTSC, 1080i HD, 720p HD, 1080p HD
Bitrate 1-15 Mbit/s in MPEG2 MP@ML; 1-50 Mbit/s in MPEG2 422P@ML; 1-80 Mbit/s in MPEG2 MP@HL; 25 Mbit/s with HDV and DV; up to 80 Mbit/s  MPEG2 HD HP@HL; up to 40 Mbit/s AVC/H.264 Baseline/Main; up to 80 Mbit/s AVC/H.264 Main/High; class 50 and 100 AVC-Intra
Color sampling 4:2:0 – MPEG Main Profile (incl.HDV); 4:2:2 – MPEG2 4:2:2 Profile; 4:2:0/ 4:1:1 – DV 25 Mbit/s; 4:2:0 – WMV and AVC; 4:2:2 – Apple ProRes; 4:2:0 – AVC-Intra

 

Audio

Compression MPEG audio Layer 1 or 2; AAC audio; Uncompressed PCM; Windows Media Audio; Dolby Digital (AC3)
Bitrate (Mpeg audio) 64-384 Kbit/s
Sampling 48 kHz

SurCode for Dolby Digital is Manifuctured license from Dolby Laboratories. Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. 

Media File Formats

HAVC/H.265 Transport Stream, QuickTime
MPEG2 MPG (Program Stream); M2P (Program Stream); M2T (Transpor Stream); TS (TransportStream); Open DML AVI and WAV (mono and stereo); QuickTime; MXF; GXF
DV OpenDML Type 1 and Type 2 AVI; QuickTime; DV; MFX; GXF
HDV MPG (Transport Stream); M2T/TS (Transport Stream); QuickTİme; 4MXF; GXF
H.264-AVC/ MPEG4 part10 TS (Transport Stream – SPTS and MPTS)
WMC/ VC-1 WMV
MPEG1 MPG (System Stram)

 

Minimum System Requirments

CPU Single intel i7 (7th Generation) CPU 
RAM 16 gigabyte (GB) DDR4 RAM
HDD 128 gigabyte (GB) SSD System Disk, Enterprise Video Disk

 

  • Athensa CaptureBox 7 Ingest

Video

Compression MPEG2, DV, DVCPRO 25/50, DVCPRODH, AVC/H.264, HEVC/h.265
Format PAL, NTSC, 1080i HD, 720p HD, 1080p HD, 4K UHD


Audio

Compression MPEG audio Layer 2 – up to 384Kbit/s AAC Audio; Uncompressed PCM
Sampling 16 bit / 48 kHz


Containers

Supported Containers MPEG TS, MPEG PS, AVI, MXF


Closed Captions

CC Support CEA-608 from Line21 are up-converted to CDP (CEA-708) Output CEA-708 in MPEG TS/TS, Output CEA-708 in External File


Minimum System Requirments

CPU Single intel i7 (7th Generation) CPU 
RAM 16 gigabyte (GB) DDR4 RAM
HDD 128 gigabyte (GB) SSD System Disk, Enterprise Video Disk

 

  • Athensa Studio Playout

Video

Compression MPEG; HDV; DV AVC/H.264; VC-1; DVCPro HD*; DVCPro 50*; DVCPro*in MXF container

 

Audio

Media Containers MPEG (system stream, program stream, tranport stream) AVI; DV; MFX; QuickTime; GXF; LXF; MOV (AVC-intra); MP4 (AVC-intra)

 

Supported Video Boards

DeckLink DeckLink Duo 2, DeckLink 4K Extreme, DeckLink 4K Pro, DeckLink SDI 4K, DeckLink Studio 4K


Media File Formats

HAVC/H.265 Transport Stream, QuickTime
MPEG2 MPG (Program Stream); M2P (Program Stream); M2T (Transpor Stream); TS (TransportStream); Open DML AVI and WAV (mono and stereo); QuickTime; MXF; GXF
DV OpenDML Type 1 and Type 2 AVI; QuickTime; DV; MFX; GXF
HDV MPG (Transport Stream); M2T/TS (Transport Stream); QuickTİme; 4MXF; GXF
H.264-AVC/ MPEG4 part10 TS (Transport Stream – SPTS and MPTS)
WMC/ VC-1 WMV
MPEG1 MPG (System Stram)

 

Minimum System Requirments

CPU Single intel i7 (7th Generation) CPU 
RAM 16 gigabyte (GB) DDR4 RAM
HDD 128 gigabyte (GB) SSD System Disk, Enterprise Video Disk

 

  • Athensa TitleBox 7 CG

Supported Video Boards

DeckLink DeckLink Duo, DeckLink 4K Extreme , DeckLink 4K Pro, DeckLink 4K Extreme, DeckLink SDI 4K, DeckLink Studio 4K
AJA Corvid 44 , Corvid 88


Supported TV Formats

UHD Ultra-High Definition 2160p25, 2160p50
HD High Definition 1080i, 720p
SD Standard Definition PAL and NTSC


Minimum System Requirments

CPU Single intel i7 (7th Generation) CPU 
RAM 16 gigabyte (GB) DDR4 RAM
HDD 128 gigabyte (GB) SSD System Disk, Enterprise Video Disk
Important Features
  • 4K Ultra HD support
  • H.264/H.265 Ingest and Playout support
  • NDI protocol support
  • Multi Parallel Output (MPO)

– UDP/RTP/RTMP
– YouTube – Facebook
– Adobe Flash Media Encoder, LiveStream.com, App etc.

  • Live Stream Input

AirBox 7 support RTMP input and output

  • AJA ve Blackmagic video cards support
  • AirBox 7 can trigger graphics in Tielebox 7 CG via playlist secondary events.
  • EIA-608/708 Closed Captioning support
  • Auto Input Select , GPI triggering “Router Control
  • Third-party traffic system capture list import support
  • Loudness/True Peak audio bar control support
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