IBC 2017

IBC 2017: RT Software partners with Snell Advanced Media for broadcast graphics

Real time 3D broadcast graphics developer RT Software is joining forces with Snell Advanced Media (SAM) for IBC 2017 on the SAM booth Hall 9.01. Live presentations from RT Software will highlight its developments across a range of broadcast graphics solutions aimed at news, elections, sports, light entertainment and playout.

It will also introduce new embedded graphics capabilities on multiple SAM products including its ICE ‘channel in a box’, Rio editors, Kula production switchers and LiveTouch replay servers.

Centre stage on the RT Software area of the booth will be a multimedia Augmented Reality presentation combining its traditional AR solution using tracked cameras alongside the new ‘Sports-AR’ product that combines high quality rendering with trackerless cameras to bring AR to sports broadcasters at what RT Software say is a price point all can afford.

Outside of the main presentation, RT Software will be showing for the first time a new version of tOG-Sports, their telestration and analysis system. This features a radically re-designed interface, sophisticated 3rd party data support and powerful new graphics.

Virtualisation took centre stage on RT Software’s booth last year with a concept demonstration of 8 independent channels featuring live graphics running from a single workstation at IBC 2016. This year, the concept becomes a reality with “vPS”, RT Software’s Virtual Production Server that will be running multiple channels, applications and services. vPS renders multiple channels from a single server and allows users to output the channels as SDI as well as IP.

“IBC is the perfect forum to show broadcasters first hand the emerging technologies within the graphics sector” said Mike Fredriksen, commercial director of RT Software “We will be able to show continued leadership in photo realistic rendering, virtualisation, IP, 4k, cpu based rendering as well as intuitive, easy to use products. The addition of SDI outputs for vPS is huge, allowing virtualisation to become a reality for broadcasters without the need to upgrade their entire infrastructure to IP straight away.”