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Appear TV

Based in Oslo, Norway, is dedicated to designing and producing world class equipment for the delivery of professional video services. Appear TV works closely with customers to ensure that it is at the forefront of technology and at the same time offers user friendly equipment. Millions of households around the world receive TV signals transmitted by Appear TV solutions.

Appear TV head-end solutions are designed following a modular ‘head-end’ philosophy, which provides flexibility and high density combined with reliability. Appear TV head-ends are deployed globally at cable, fiber-to-the-home (FTTH), broadband/ADSL, satellite and terrestrial operators as well as by corporates, government agencies and NGO’s.

XC 5000 and 5100

Taking advantage of new powerful silicon components and algorithmic enhancements Appear TV are raising the performance bar to a new level.  Some markets, such as DTH, require to maintain high video quality whilst being challenged with increased service offering in an already tight bandwidth constrained network. Other markets, where bandwidth is of less concern, focus on service density per encoder/transcoder looking to improve cost per channel. A common denominator across all markets is the desire to launch OTT service offering in order to stay competitive, securing the business by reducing churn of subscribers.

Built around a modular platform hosting a wide selection of modules, Appear TV’s XC5000/XC5100 platform can be configured as a turn-key head-end or as a standalone solution designated for intensive service processing applications. The only divide in the platform are the physical interfaces for the inputs setting a hardware divide between the encoder and transcoder variants. Although implemented in hardware, software alone dictates what the card does. This means a change in software can transform the module into a superior high video quality encoder, a high-density encoder, or an OTT (multiscreen) encoder. The same applies for transcoders. Expanding on Appear TVs universal head-end philosophy, the UNIVERSAL compression family provide absolute flexibility with outstanding video quality, setting new standards in the compression domain.

X10 & X20

Deployable in 1RU (X10) or 2RU (X20) chassis, the X Platform fulfils the highly demanding requirements of sport and e-sport applications, among many other, and can be used as a compression head-end for OTT, IPTV, broadcast and for high density satellite turnaround or monitoring.

Satellite, fibre, SRT and Zixi contribution links powered by the Appear X Platform are currently deployed in OB vans and across stadiums to support the delivery of premium events worldwide, along with VAR in top football leagues throughout Europe, Asia and America.

With full support for multiplexing and scrambling, including L2TP delivery option, the X Platform is also an ideal video core in remote PHY deployments. As a high-capacity IP gateway, it supports any input formats to any output formats (with built-in firewall and traffic policing).