Ross Video said it will debut a new UHD master control switcher and a Nielsen Watermark Encoder for IP Networks at NAB New York.
The MC1 UHD is a new adaptation of the existing MC1 system of master control and branding hardware that supports HD and UHD workflow.
The company said it scales from standalone branding applications to multichannel master control installations with two external Key/Fill. It’s designed for easy adaptation to manual or automated control.
Ross noted that the MC1 UHD is built for openGear chassis installation, meaning its capabilities can be scaled with the addition of supplemental cards to enable loudness processing, Dolby encoding, and Nielsen watermarking.
Meanwhile, the mew NWE-IP is a standalone Nielsen Watermark Encoder for broadcast and playout where low latency and native IP support are needed. The NWE-IP supports SMPTE ST2110-30 and AES67 transport for IP-native and IP-ready infrastructure. Ross said the new encoder avoids “churn and delay” that can develop as integrated channel-in-a-box products update with new firmware releases.
Each Linux-based Dell server (1RU) with SLC SSD can contain four Nielsen watermark encoders, each of which can encode up to eight audio streams with Nielsen watermarks that are used for audience measurement.