BroadStream Solutions to Launch New BEACON Simplified Playout Solution for Specialized Playout Operations at NAB

New cost-effective, high-performance solution will offer Diginets and smaller broadcasters as well as educational, CATV and corporate TV channels a streamlined alternative to BroadStream’s OASYS integrated playout platform.

Atlanta, GA, USA – April 12, 2016 – Premier playout solutions provider, BroadStream Solutions Inc., will reveal a new ‘shrink-wrapped’, simplified playout solution at NAB in April (North Hall, Booth N6315). Developed to address the playout needs of Diginets within call letter broadcasters, educational, CATV and corporate TV channels. BEACON will be available in two versions: BEACON-SOLO and BEACON 1+1, which offers full playout redundancy with manual fail over. Each are capable of SDI or IP multi-channel playout of up to 4 channels (up to 2 HD or 4 SD).

BEACON, BroadStream Solutions’ new software-based playout solution, uses a single playout server, providing playback of video clips, live events and a single, complex, graphics layer with animation. It incorporates a number of software modules including BroadStream Animator, Scheduler, Logger, Storage Manager and File Checker Manager, to provide file management and QC, as run logs, schedule import and graphics creation, as well as being able to provide up to 4 DVB subtitle streams.

Designed around the architectural elements of BroadStream’s industry leading OASYS platform, BEACON Simplified Playout includes the necessary features for file-based playout, localized content and digital ad insertion with a single live input.

“BEACON is a complete turn-key solution in a self-contained ECO system that provides professional playout functionality that is easy to use and comes at an affordable price”, explains Herbert Brenninkmeijer, President and CEO of BroadStream Solutions.

“The niche oriented nature of television today is not only an issue for program content but also for playback operators as well. Many broadcasters, because of the nature of their channel, don’t need the same features as very large commercial channels,” added Brenninkmeijer. “With BEACON, we’re able to offer these niche operators a specific feature set in a self-contained solution that is easy to use, fast to deploy and guarantees the same high quality experience and reliability that our OASYS customers have come to expect.”



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About BroadStream Solutions

BroadStream Solutions ( specialises in the playout of linear television channels and news playout tools for broadcasters, networks, cable, and satellite operations around the globe. BroadStream Solutions develops easy to use, software-based, modular solutions that combine automation, playout and graphics with other broadcast tools in a single integrated playout platform that is easy to configure, scales quickly and is tailored to your specific situation.  Designed to help better manage multiple formats and workflows, solutions are available in SD, HD, and IP as well as SD/HD-SDI and SDI/IP hybrid playout configurations to provide a solid migration path to future technologies, including the cloud, which makes transitioning easier.

Our 25 plus years of expertise in broadcast consistently deliver flexibility, dependability, improved workflows and operational efficiency for our clients and customers around the world.