SL NEO 4000: Time Shift & Program Delay

SL NEO 4000: Time Shift & Program Delay

SL NEO 4000: Time Shift & Program Delay

SL NEO 4000: Time Shift & Program Delay

SL NEO 4000: Time Shift & Program Delay

Media Servers SL NEO 4000 Series

Multi-Channel Time Shift, Profanity Delay, Transport Stream Delay

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Series 4000 offers you multi-functional solutions for Time Delay from one second to several days for re-transmission after a specified time period. Time-zone differences can easily be compensated for at transmission or reception; and short delays of only a few seconds allow profanity screening in live broadcasts.

Delay time is quickly set with single frame precision through a Graphic User Interface or external Control Panel. Server line SL NEO 4000 contains a wide spectrum of models with various numbers of input/output pair channels, Analog, Ultra HD/HD/SD SDI signal types, and MPEG transport streams, depending on the model. 

SL NEO 4000 series servers can be controlled locally or remotely via LAN/WAN from PC-based work stations. The embedded Web-Based Interface provides access to the system administrative functions associated with configuring and customizing the system.

Key Features and Benefits

The following major functions are implemented in SL NEO 4000 series; they may change depending on the server’s specific hardware/software configuration: 
  • Broadcast quality across 24/7 operation;
  • Programmable playback time shift in seconds / minutes / hours /days;
  • Multiple time zones;
  • Modify Playback Channel Delay On-the-Fly;
  • Transport Stream Delay with Re-compression or without it;
  • Dynamic Logo insertion (in re-compression mode);
  • Streaming Proxies show what Line is recording and playing out;
  • Protection of content on a redundant array of inexpensive disks (RAID).

Profanity delay

Profanity delay refers to the practice of intentionally delaying broadcast of live material. A short delay is often used to prevent profanity, bloopers or other undesirable material from making it to air, including more mundane problems such as technical malfunctions or coughing. In this instance, it is often referred to as a seven-second delay or profanity delay.

With the simple push of a button, content censors have the ability to eliminate unseemly video and offensive sounds before that unwanted content reaches the airwaves and enrages your viewing or listening audience. SL NEO 4000 provides a variety of features to seamlessly eliminate the possibility of costly content violations.

Software modules connection diagram

Additional HD-SDI/HDMI MultiViewer Output

The  SL NEO server may be equipped with additional HD-SDI or HDMI outputs which can be used for monitoring of all server inputs/outputs on a HD-SDI monitor or flat panel with HDMI inputs.

This technology can be used as an alternative to a set of control monitors when working with the server and allows to reducing costs on the server environment: signal distribution and conversion, monitors etc.

MultiViewer output supports up to 12 of server's I/O channels. The output resolution is user defined and can be SD or HD. Built-in audio mixer allows to switch audio output to any of the input audio channels as well as mix a number of selected input channels.

The SL NEO Client Software bundle includes a graphic editor what allows positioning on the screen windows for each of the input signals, add custom labels, clocks, logos, backgrounds and audio level meters. The user can define an arbitrary number of multiscreen compositions and switch them instantaneously by pressing HOT-Keys on the computer keyboard or GPI signals.

The MultiViewer output support HD and SD output in both 16:9 and 4:3 formats and is capable of simultaneous display of inputs of different formats and standards.

Technical specifications

  • System Configuration (depends on model): Mainframe - Intel Xeon CPU, PCIe platform, SSD or Dual mirrored SATA boot drives, 1...4 100/1000Base-T Ethernet ports, Internal Media Storage (1…24 Tb) or port for ext. Storage, Windows family operating system;
  • Recording Channels: 1...4 for SD/HD, 1 for UHD;
  • Playout Channels: 1...6 for SD/HD, 1 for UHD;
  • Video Formats (depends on model): SD:   625i, or 525i, HD: 1080i, 25 or 29.97 f/s, 720p, 50 or 59.94 f/s, Ultra HD: 2160p, 25, 29,97, 50 or 59.94 f/s;
  • Inputs/Outputs (depends on model):
    • SD: SDI/CVBS/YUV, Analog/AES/SDI Embedded Audio, MPTS/SPTS over ASI/IP, Unicast/Multicast via RTP/RTSP, FEC (option), HDMI, SXGA/UXGA/UWXGA (output only);
    • HD/SD: HD SDI /AES/SDI Embedded Audio MPTS/SPTS over ASI/IP, Unicast/Multicast via RTP/RTSP, FEC (option), HDMI, SXGA/UXGA/UWXGA (output only);
    • Ultra HD: 3x 4G SDI or 6/12 G SDI, TS over DVB ASI/IP, UDP/RTP Unicast/Multicast, FEC (option), HDMI 2.0;
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9, 4:3,
  • Audio: 4 AES/EBU pairs per video I/O channel, 8 pairs embedded per video I/O channel 16-, 20- or 24-bit PCM, 48 kHz;
  • SD/HD File Encoding/Decoding: DVCAM, DVCPRO25, DVCPRO50, DVCPROHD100, HDV, IMX (30, 40, 50), XDCAM EX (SP, HQ), XDCAM HD (LP, SP, HQ), XDCAM Hd422, DNxHD (36, 145, 220), AVCHD, MPEG2 GOP, H.264, Apple Pro Res;
  • File Containers: AVI, MOV, MXF, DV/DIF, MPG;
  • Genlock Reference (depends on model): SD: Bi-level sync input, HD: Tri-level sync input;
  • Timecode/NTP Support: NTP client over Ethernet, LTC in (option);
  • GPI I/O: Inputs 4…16 (option), Outputs 4…16 (option);
  • Control: TCP/IP over Ethernet, GPI (option);
  • Dimensions (depends on model): 1…6RU, Weight (10…40 kg);
  • Power: Power Supply Dual hot-swappable;
  • Voltage: AC 115 to 120 V, 200 to 240 V, auto select.

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