Software, service-based, live production infrastructure platform introduced alongside newest BLADE//runner software
Broadcast Asia 2023 Preview
Broadcast Asia Booth 6C1-01 (Magna)
Singapore – 2 June 2023 – arkona technologies GmbH and manifold technologies GmbH, providers of IP core infrastructure solutions for top-tier broadcast productions, are partnering to introduce manifold CLOUD to the Asian market at Broadcast Asia 2023 in partner Booth 6C1-01 (Magna Systems & Engineering). manifold CLOUD, initially unveiled at NAB 2023 to an overwhelmingly positive response, is the world’s first Tier-1 live production core infrastructure service-based ecosystem built on private cloud COTS infrastructure. Visitors to the booth will also see arkona’s latest version of its BLADE//runner software.
The core architectural concept of manifold CLOUD is that of an on-demand configurable pool of shared resources allocated within a private cloud environment. The 100% software solution runs on COTS FPGA programmable accelerator cards (PAC). Simply put, manifold CLOUD is designed to provide the benefits of cloud, for Tier-1 live production.
manifold CLOUD can handle the most demanding live sports, entertainment, and news productions while at the same time providing the benefits of scalability, resiliency, quick deployment and unified control. The capacity and performance of manifold CLOUD scales linearly depending on how much compute is allocated and utilizes COTS FPGA accelerators which takes advantage of the fast development cycles of chip and server manufacturers while at the same time lowering the capex investment required.
- Operation on COTS hardware
- Unparalleled scalability
- Service based architecture
- Integrates with legacy systems
- Unified control
- Quick deployment with Infrastructure as Code
- Rigid security and authentication
arkona is also showcasing the latest BLADE//runner software at Broadcast Asia 2023. Designed for the modern broadcast facility where agility and scalability are essential, the BLADE//runner suite provides a highly flexible and modular core infrastructure for Tier-1 live broadcast productions. BLADE//runner provides a wide variety of tools for professional productions, including audio/video routing, compression, processing, and visualization, with open standards support and an API 1st approach that allows for a high degree of flexibility centered around user specific workflows. BLADE//runner is also controllable through NMOS IS-04/-05.
arkona’s latest BLADE//runner 2.2 version includes the new JXS application that extends the capability of the AT300, arkona’s latest generation Programmable Acceleration Card (PAC), with JPEG-XS. The JXS app is a great feature expansion of the BLADE//runner ecosystem for customers with a need for low latency, high quality compression following ST2110-22. In addition to JPEG-XS the new JXS app is capable of handling ST2110-20/30/31/40 and 2022-6 uncompressed routing and processing.
About arkona technologies
arkona is a technology provider for the most advanced and premium live broadcast productions in the world. We provide IP core infrastructure solutions for audio/video routing, compression, processing and visualization, with open standards support and an API 1st approach. For further information: arkonatech.com
About manifold technologies
manifold technologies develops service-oriented software solutions for the Tier-1 broadcast production industry using shared private cloud COTS high performance compute accelerators. For further information: www.manifoldtech.tv