ABSolute – The single Platform in The Cloud

ABSolute Cloud Playout™ provides clients with secure, remote access to a single platform which seamlessly encompasses any customers’ needs for playout, channel management and distribution.

The fully software defined IP architecture allows the playout to be available in the cloud harnessing sophisticated features which allow customers to achieve rapid deployment, speed to market and scalability without compromising SLAs.

Built To Your Requirements
ABSolute Cloud directly focuses on customers’ needs and allows simple or complex channels to be provisioned with ease. Channels seeking lower costs, more control and greater flexibility will find these to be the main advantages of our cloud platform.

  • MCR Monitoring 24/7/365 as part of managed service
  • Unlimited storage and archive expansion
  • Unlimited number of stream deliveries to distribution points
  • Unlimited expansion of channels
  • Full resiliency across the platform

Customers are able to choose service specification in extreme granularity so they only pay for what they need. Here, they can avoid the need for buying into complex bundles and only using a fraction of the features.

Feature Set
ABSolute Cloud Playout comes with feature rich capabilities which are ready to use instantly, avoiding the need for bespoke development, increasing costs and delayed delivery time.  More

  • SD/HD/4K Transmission
  • Customer remote management option
  • Multi Codec file ingest
  • Automatically opt-in/out
  • Insert live events from external sources using ABSolute Distribution
  • Real-time automatic up/down conversion
  • Up to 64 audio channels per playout
  • Dolby Digital Support
  • Auto QC
  • Media Asset Management
  • File Transcode and Manipulation
  • 24/7 Stream Health Monitoring
  • Advanced graphics features for channel branding (Ticker, Lower third, Clocks, RSS data import onto graphics, Squeeze Back, Now/Next/Later)
  • Loudness control
  • Compliance logging
  • Subtitle/Closed caption support
  • Standards conversion
  • Encoding (DVB Mpeg TS output with Mpeg2/4 Encoding, Adobe Flash® RTMP, (RTMPE, RTMPT, RTMPTE, RTMPS), Adobe Flash HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS), Apple® HTTP Live Streaming (HLS), MPEG-DASH, Microsoft® Smooth Streaming, RTSP/RTP)
  • 24/7 Health Monitoring with Error Alerts

Cloud Playout

Scalability

Scalability

The boundless capacity of the cloud has made infinite scalability the name of the game. Gone are the days of best guessing your expansion requirements and agonising over the capex commitment needed to launch any new channel or service. Your expansion plans can be realised through ABS Cloud Playout, we truly offer channels an aggressive speed to market.

Affordability

Affordability

As the technology of the cloud matures and improves, so does its affordability. For new entrants to the TV Broadcast sector, cloud playout now provides a more affordable option than traditional legacy technology. For more established clients, with their own legacy equipment, there is the option to migrate to the cloud progressively as renewal or replacement issues arise. The flexibility to mix and match the cloud with legacy services through ABS playout solutions gives each client a bespoke workflow ideally suited to their own broadcast parameters.

Security

Security

Network Security is the highest priority at ABS. All ABS customers benefit from a data center and network architecture built to meet the requirements of the most security-sensitive organisations. An advantage of ABSolute Cloud Playout is that it allows customers to scale and innovate, while maintaining a secure environment.

Key Features

GRAPHICS

Graphics & Branding

Complex graphics are delivered with ease using ABSolute cloud playout. Graphic assets are easily assembled with templates triggered by the schedules. Although the look and feel of the graphics may be complex, the build is no burden on the clients. All ABS requires are the graphics and the rules. The rest is managed by ABS Broadcast’s development team.

IPTV

Transmission Output

Absolute Cloud Playout is SD/HD/4K ready.  Most content is now being produced in HD or 4K.  This allows customers to either have their channel in SD or HD for DTH platforms and 4K for IPTV platforms.  Regardless of the output, ABS Broadcast can deliver the channel to any platform with any resolution and any bit-rate.

Deliver & Monitor

Monitoring

ABSolute Cloud Playout is monitored 24/7/365 by an automated monitoring system which is constantly checking the health status of all the devices in the broadcast chain as well as the quality of the transport stream.  Alerts are automatically detected and processed if attention is required.  A dashboard of the system status is available for the channel to access remotely.

Distribution

Distribution

Channels managed on the ABSolute platform can be distributed in any format, any bandwidth to any destination.

ABSolute has extensive reach and is connected to multiple uplink sites, data centres and IPTV platforms globally.  The varied delivery options allow customers to deliver anywhere in the world with cost points and SLAs tailored to the customers individual needs.

ABsolute can deliver broadcast content to International cable, DTH, DTTV, IPTV, VOD and mobile platforms using its diverse range of connected networks.

Testimonials

“I have really benefitted from using the ABSolute system for the past two years. There are always useful system updates, constant training and support from the helpful staff at ABS. I am also able to get out of office hours help from the support team.”

Kwame Appiah KubiEPG Manager

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“The staff at ABS, from the front line to the Managing Director are very involved and hands on. They have made the myriad tasks of launch and integration run smoothly and are very organised; plus they are a pleasure to work with.”

Kim HurwitzChief Content Officer

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