Imagine Communications is a global leader in video and advertising solutions serving the media and entertainment, multi-channel video programming distributors and enterprise markets, spanning 185 countries.

Today, nearly half of the world’s video channels traverse through more than three million Imagine Communications products deployed around the world. Imagine Communications provides the most complete end-to-end video solutions and is constantly innovating to deliver the most advanced IP, cloud-enabled, software-defined network, and workflow solutions in the world. Learn more about the customers we serve and the breakthroughs we’ve produced.

Automation, Control & Orchestration

Streamlined workflow and network management is critical in today’s complex media environments. In channel origination, automation is essential to maximizing the value of media assets. Smooth-running stadium control rooms and mobile production trucks must efficiently manage custom workflow setup for specific live events.

Imagine’s scalable, reliable playout and enterprise automation, combined with a comprehensive portfolio of hardware and software control systems, ensures that managing your end-to-end hybrid SDI/IP or all-IP playout or live event production will be streamlined and seamless.

Complete End-to-End Network Monitoring and Control

The Magellan™ network management system (NMS) is a powerful monitoring and control solution ideal for the IPTV, satellite and broadcast industries. 

Automated Content Management and Distribution

Today, broadcast automation is no longer simply channel playout — it has become a content management and distribution engine. Media operations need to be able to simply and effectively distribute their content, regardless of format.

Imagine Communications ADC™ automation is the solution to any content management workflow requirement.

Advanced Playout Automation

Imagine Communications’ D-Series™ playout automation system is an exceptionally scalable system that provides world-class device control for linear playout channels and manages the movement of file-based media to multiple delivery platforms. The enterprise-level system delivers reliable, frame-accurate control of high-capacity media distribution environments.

Flexible and Scalable Automation to Drive Today’s Complex Playout Workflows

Versio™ Automation is a schedule-execution engine designed to drive playout in a pure Versio™-based ecosystem. It coordinates all the components of Versio™ modular playout to create channel output and streamline channel management.

Versio™ Automation supports geo-dispersed operations and a wide range of redundancy offerings, including N+N, multisite recovery and disaster recovery.

Content Delivery

Today’s consumers want to watch the content of their choice at home and on the roadwatcha show on TV or stream to their phone. Wherever and whatever they choose to watch, they expect a high-quality experience. 

Imagine provides a full range of content delivery solutions that enable media companies to reach viewers efficiently and reliably across any platform – over-the-air, OTT and mobile.

Integrated and Shared Storage Media Server

The Nexio+ AMP advanced media server is an efficient and integrated server platform for managing digital content from ingest to playout. It combines industry-leading Hewlett Packard Enterprise standard server models and Imagine software/hardware bundle kits, enabling software-defined applications while delivering the exceptional reliability, flexibility and format transparency that broadcast operations demand.

Real-Time Linear Segmentation, Packaging and Encryption

Our cloud-ready, highly scalable packaging solutions are specifically designed for the growing multiscreen world, with just-in-time capabilities that allow video service providers to minimize storage requirements and maximize their value to video consumers.

Modular Solution for Video and Audio Processing, Compression and Multiplexing

Imagine’s Selenio™ MCP3 and Selenio™ MCP1 – 3RU and 1RU modular platforms – combine baseband video and audio processing, compression and IP networking features in a single, space-saving solution. With Selenio MCP, customers choose modules based on specific application needs, spanning video encoding, decoding, multiplexing and processing.

Offering a Lower TCO Than Traditional Playout with Flexibility, Operational Efficiency and Scalability

Versio™ modular playout, a microservices-based media workflow platform, enables media companies to accelerate the launch of new channels and services, unlock revenue potential and adapt to market dynamics faster.

File-to-File Transcoding

SelenioFlex™ File media processing solutions seamlessly blend transcoding and workflow capabilities, supporting a comprehensive range of formats with superior quality for applications from post production and archive to multiscreen distribution.

Featuring a microservices-based software engine that enables customizable foundational architectures, SelenioFlex File delivers a dynamic system management environment, allowing ready access to a catalog of features, functionalities and licenses that are required at run-time.

Content Management

Today’s media networks must support an increasing number of distribution platforms and find a way to package and repackage content for global audiences efficiently and profitably, while maintaining a high-quality, consistent viewing experience.

Imagine Communications provides media networks with an end-to-end framework for managing video operations and channel playout that leverages existing investments and provides significantly improved economics over current operations. With channel playout functions that are cloud-enabled, the management of hybrid SDI, ASI, and IP content is transparent, supporting advertising models for new revenue-generation ventures.

Advanced Playout Automation

Imagine Communications offers multi-petabyte scalable, state-of-the-art storage solutions to suit every application and budget, enabling media companies to improve the performance of their current workflows, and enhance their storage resources to accommodate next-generation market requirements.

Solutions:

Versio IOX Scale-Out NAS | Versio™ IOX Scale-Out NAS Single |Versio™ IOX SAN

Content Management Layer for Linear Media Preparation and Distribution for Playout

Versio™ Content Portal is a part of Versio™ Core Services, managing all the required playout elements within a common database, including video, audio, and still and graphic layout content, while enabling triggering of several key workflows to improve operational efficiency. A common file orchestration layer provides storage inventory management and file movement.

Intelligent Media Movement

Nexio® Motion™ is the integration and workflow enablement platform for Imagine storage and playout solutions. The system creates automated processes that move and manage media between Imagine products, storage, and third-party solutions, kicking off workflows such as quality control, transcoding, restore from archive, and many more.

Content Production

As competition for viewers and the associated revenue intensifies,  broadcasters and live event producers are driven to deliver compelling content reliably, at the highest quality, for any device.

To meet the requirements of today’s demanding content production environments, Imagine offers a comprehensive portfolio of widely deployed solutions ranging from ingest, storage, and graphics to playout.

Ingest Solution for Increased Efficiency and Resource Utilitization

Versio™ Ingest is available as a component of Versio™ modular playout. Versio Ingest provides a highly integrated operational experience from booking, to media prep and QC, to playout, and archive. Versio Ingest can write and/or capture content to external NAS or existing SAN storage.

Integrated and Shared Storage Media Server

The Nexio+ AMP advanced media server is an efficient and integrated server platform for managing digital content from ingest to playout. It combines industry-leading Hewlett Packard Enterprise standard server models and Imagine software/hardware bundle kits, enabling software-defined applications while delivering the exceptional reliability, flexibility and format transparency that broadcast operations demand.

Dynamic Template-Based Graphics and Branding

Versio™ Graphics simplifies the graphics creation process, enabling customers to either create or modify templates using an intuitive interface with full-motion preview and video overlay. With Versio Graphics, you can create markers and simplified macros or create more complex graphics using direct import from Adobe® After Effects®, as well as add dynamic-data driver content and real-time tags, including content triggering.

Multiviewers

Video and audio monitoring has never been more challenging due to the need to deliver large quantities of high-value content in multiple formats, on multiple devices, at any time.

Imagine multiviewers are designed for any baseband, IP or hybrid SDI/IP video monitoring environment, including small-scale installations, large enterprises, broadcast and playout facilities, mobile production trucks, master control rooms, production centers, and cable head-ends.

Hybrid IP, UHD-Ready Multiview Monitoring Solution

EPIC™ MV is a highly scalable, SDI/IP multiviewer for playout and monitoring environments, providing a single canvas for mixed signal types and a seamless transition path to an all-IP future. This microservices-based multiviewer is scalable to thousands of PiPs and hundreds of displays, providing a high-quality, low-TCO monitoring solution that optimizes IP infrastructure investment.

Multi-Display Management System

Platinum™ SX Pro is a scalable and high-density multiviewer designed for Platinum™ routing frames, offering more sources and outputs in fewer rack units.

Combining the best in multi-image processing technology with the game-changing advantages of the Platinum router series, the Platinum SX Pro provides a vast range of user-friendly configuration and control options.

Processing

Video, audio, and data processing unifies the core applications in every broadcast, production, and media facility. Broadcast facilities,  studios, stadiums, control rooms, and mobile live production units require reliable, proven solutions.

Imagine’s innovation, widely deployed modular or standalone platforms support standards-based solutions for SDI, hybrid SDI/IP, all-IP, UHD, HDR, and beyond.

IP Media Processing Platform

Selenio™ Network Processor (SNP) is the industry’s first pure-IP media processing platform, supporting uncompressed UHD based on SMPTE ST 2110. This high-density, scalable platform enables media companies to seamlessly transition from SDI to all-IP networks, while adhering to the SMPTE ST 2022-6 and ST 2110 standards.

Modular Signal Processing Platform

The pioneering and proven Selenio 6800+™ has been a popular modular signal processing platform with broadcasters around the world for well over a  decade. Available with a range of cost-effective, single-purpose modules spanning the breadth of SDI processing, distribution, video conversion and frame sync to a range of fiber optics solutions, the platform also offers audio processing capabilities.

Modular Solution for Video and Audio Processing, Compression and Multiplexing

Imagine’s Selenio™ MCP3 and Selenio™ MCP1 – 3RU and 1RU modular platforms – combine baseband video and audio processing, compression and IP networking features in a single, space-saving solution. With Selenio MCP, customers choose modules based on specific application needs, spanning video encoding, decoding, multiplexing and processing.

Dual-Channel Frame Synchronizer and Converter

Selenio X100™ offers a wide array of analog and digital real-time baseband video and audio processing capabilities.

From ingest to outbound processing and tape archive to production and post production applications, the compact, energy-efficient Selenio X100 processor easily integrates into the signal workflow of any broadcast environment, including OB trucks, small stations, production studios, control rooms, and networks.

Routing

Today’s signal routing requirements are  moving beyond traditional broadcast applications to support next-gen workflows in hybrid/IP and all-IP environments.

Whether you need a small-matrix router or large-scale routing encompassing thousands of I/O and support for UHD, Imagine offers a solution that is simple to deploy and operate.

Small to Midsize Router

Platinum™ VX is a line of affordable, small-to-midsize utility video routers.

With its four frame sizes, the Platinum VX supports matrices from 16×16 up to 288×288. Featuring a highly robust and fault tolerant architecture, the routers deliver the flexibility to handle all types of video signals reliably.

Enterprise-Class Routing

Platinum™ IP3 delivers the highest integration of routing technology available and comes in two frame sizes – 28RU and 15RU. Designed for reliable, resilient, high-quality routing of all signal types, Platinum IP3 supports a range of applications, from workflows at multichannel video programming distributors, large national broadcasters or network hubs that require thousands of inputs and outputs (I/O), to studios and mobile production trucks.

Medium-Scale Routing

Platinum™ MX routing switchers combine a highly robust architecture with the flexibility required to future-proof your investment, delivering unsurpassed value for your mid-scale routing needs. All Platinum MX frames provide independent signal paths and crosspoints for audio and video, allowing complete versatility regardless of matrix size.

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