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International Datacasting and Novra Group Unveil New Products at NAB Show 2019

New products and next-generation releases of current products at the broadcast industry’s preeminent North American event—the National Association of Broadcasters NAB Show 2019.
2019-04-08

Las Vegas NV – (April 8, 2019):  International Datacasting Corporation (IDC), Novra Technologies and Wegener Communications—the Novra Group—are unveiling new products and next-generation releases of current products at the broadcast industry’s preeminent North American event—the National Association of Broadcasters NAB Show 2019.

Novra Group President and CEO Harris Liontas commented, “For the Novra Group, 2018 was the year we integrated working teams across our three companies and turned our attention to innovation. In terms of business, we had a strong finish to the year and hit the ground running in 2019—launching new products and expanding our work in broadcast video, an exciting growth market. We have been looking forward to NAB, it’s a great platform from which to launch new products as well as an excellent opportunity to connect with our customers and partners.”

New products, partnerships, and innovations have been developed in all of the Novra Group’s focus markets. On display at the NAB show, by market:

  • VIDEO: The first joint IDC/Wegener video product, the Edgecaster Pro is a digital insertion platform with graphic overlays and onboard video decoding. We are proud to announce that Edgecaster Pro has been nominated for NAB Product of the Year. Other new products and advances in the video solutions suite will be on display including the new DEC 5005 family of HEVC IRDs, MISTiQ cloud distribution for video, and Datacasting via ATSC strategies.
     
  • RADIO: Sneak peak of the first joint audio product, the next-generation MAP Pro Audio, a flexible and scalable receiver platform for radio networks of all sizes, the new ENC-5010 audio encoder developed in partnership with Digigram. We will also be spotlighting the top-of-the-line iPump 8640 Professional Radio Network Media Server.
     
  • Digital Signage: the launch of the latest iPump 762pro Digital Media Server—an extremely powerful and flexible device for sophisticated signage networks. The iPump 762pro is also nominated for NAB Product of the Year.
     
  • Data: Introduction of the new S400pro, already in trials for data distribution, IPTV and digital cinema applications. The S400pro also supports optional Broadpeak nanoCDN for OTT/IP applications.

At the NAB Show we will be joining with technology partners to showcase recent innovations. For example, we are pleased to be joining prestigious leading video technology companies in the SRT Alliance, supporting open standards for high quality video streaming.

Vice President of Marketing and Sales Diana Cantú added, “IDC has been exhibiting at this show for many years, this year we are excited to expand our presence at NAB with a larger booth, more new products, and important new partnerships. Our Novra Group team is standing by, along with many of our global reseller partners, to help broadcasters with next-generation technology solutions.”

The NAB show exhibits open Monday, April 8. The International Datacasting/Novra Group booth can be found at SU362. Appointments may be scheduled by contacting MeetUs@datacast.com, or dropping by the booth.

About International Datacasting: Part of the Novra Group (Novra, TSX-V: NVI), International Datacasting Corporation (IDC) is a longtime global provider of products, systems and services for the distribution of multimedia broadband content. The Novra Group of companies includes Novra Technologies, International Datacasting Corporation, and Wegener Communications. The companies in the group are known for a strong focus on applications including: broadcast video and radio, digital cinema, digital signage, and highly reliable data communications. For more information visit: www.datacast.com.

 

CONTACT:

 Diana Cantu, VP Marketing & Sales

+1-613-596-4120 x2202 dcantu@datacast.com

 

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International Datacasting and Wegener Products Nominated for Prestigious “Product of the Year” Award at NAB Show 2019

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UPDATED: The iPump Pro 762 next-generation Multi-Screen Media Player won in the category of "Hardware Infrastructure"

Las Vegas, NV (April 9, 2019)

International Datacasting/Novra Group is pleased to announce that two of its new products, the IDC Edgecaster Pro and the Wegener iPump Pro 762, have been nominated for the “Product of the Year” at the 2019 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in Las Vegas. This prestigious award honors the “the most significant and promising new products and technologies being exhibited at the Show.”  

The new Edgecaster Pro digital insertion platform enables broadcasters to seamlessly switch between live broadcast and local content using the advanced SCTE-35 protocol. Based on previous proven International Datacasting and Wegener products, the Edgecaster Pro enables regionalization of content, management of blackouts, graphics overlay and text crawl as well as video decoding.  

MVS TV in Mexico has recently selected Edgecaster Pro for regionalization and targeted content insertion in its live broadcasts via satellite.  

The iPump Pro 762 is a next generation Multi-Screen Media Player for IP and/or Satellite networks. Designed for digital signage it has the features and versatility to serve many markets. Initial orders have been received and are being deployed in Latin America.

Novra Group President and CEO, Harris Liontas, commented, “We are very proud to have industry recognition for the leading edge work we are doing. It is an honor to be nominated, and we are very excited to be working with such an important broadcaster as MVS Television”.   

The Edgecaster Pro, iPump Pro 762 and other new products in the IDC/Novra/Wegener video suite of solutions will be on display at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas, April 8-11 at the International Datacasting/Novra Group booth SU3621.

About Novra Technologies Inc.: Novra (TSX-V: NVI) is an international technology provider of products, systems and services for the distribution of multimedia broadband content.  The Novra Group of companies includes Novra, International Datacasting Corporation, and Wegener Corporation. The companies in the group are known for a strong focus on applications including: broadcast video and radio, digital cinema, digital signage, and highly reliable data communications. For more information visit: www.novragroup.com

 

 

CONTACT:

 Diana Cantu, VP Marketing & Sales

+1-613-596-4120 x2202 dcantu@datacast.com