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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.

Cloud Playout

UNIFIED DEPLOYMENT PLATFORM FOR
ON-PREM & CLOUD MULTI-SITE WORKFLOWS

It no longer matters whether your channels are in two or more on-prem locations, two or more cloud regions, or a hybrid combination of on-prem and cloud systems.

With Imagine’s award-winning Aviator Orchestrator™, you can easily keep everything synchronized as your business and operational needs evolve over time. Manage your content, schedules, and channels, and optimize your redundancy strategy to suit changing needs, all from a common user interface.

PLAN, MAKE AND MONETIZE CONTENT

Imagine Aviator lets you leverage the best of cloud at your fingertips for a powerful converged solution to originate and monetize linear programming and video-on-demand content.

Designed for broadcast TV and digital TV, Aviator enables you to meet audience demands for sophisticated, premium-quality channels and content across every screen, while priming all programming for seamless local and dynamic ad insertion.

Integrated Playout

ON-PREM PLAYOUT ECOSYSTEM FOR SDI/2110

Broadcasters and media companies around the world rely on Versio™ for their channel origination needs, whether building a new playout center or planning an infrastructure refresh, operating in SDI or ST 2110 IP, or delivering in UHD or HDR.

Designed as a fully software-based, integrated playout ecosystem, Versio is primed for any on-prem implementation, including complex, multi-channel playout environments. From ingest and media asset management to playout, master control, and graphics, Versio’s well-proven architecture ensures a powerful and robust turnkey channel origination system.

Playout Automation

AUTOMATED CONTENT MANAGEMENT AND DISTRIBUTION

Broadcast automation is no longer simply channel playout — it has also 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™ is the industry’s leading on-premises automation solution for any content management workflow requirement. Field-proven in the most demanding broadcast environments, it is the ideal platform for content control and delivery, incorporating the benefits of asset management with the efficiencies of automated operations.

By offering operational flexibility and modular scalability, ADC is designed to adapt to your evolving business needs.

With ADC at the core of your broadcast operations, you have a powerful and highly reliable automation system that will keep you on air, seamlessly orchestrating the flawless playout of your content and commercials.

Video Servers

HIGH-PERFORMANCE SDI VIDEO SERVER

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.

By offering operational flexibility and modular scalability, ADC is designed to adapt to your evolving business needs.

With ADC at the core of your broadcast operations, you have a powerful and highly reliable automation system that will keep you on air, seamlessly orchestrating the flawless playout of your content and commercials.

Media Storage

SCALABLE BROADCAST STORAGE SYSTEMS

IOX NAS Storage provides broadcast and production facilities with an economical, easy-to-manage, high-availability, shared storage solution for Versio™ integrated playout servers: Versio™ Ingest ST 2110 servers and Nexio+™ AMP SDI servers.

This storage solution enables easy scaling of capacity or bandwidth without having to take the system off-air — a true shared online storage, ideal for fast-turnaround environments such as news and sports.

File Transcoding

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.

This storage solution enables easy scaling of capacity or bandwidth without having to take the system off-air — a true shared online storage, ideal for fast-turnaround environments such as news and sports.

Multiviewers

ULTRA-LOW LATENCY MULTIVIEWER

Riding on the widely-deployed SNP platform, the SNP-MV provides scalable multiviewer solutions for SDI and IP facilities worldwide.

The SNP-MV easily operates in COTS/IP ST2110 environments, with the capability to ingest up to 36 pips of ST2110 HD content, creating up to eight UHD canvases; the UHD
canvases can be rendered in HDR or SDR. In addition, SNP-MV creates 1080p or 1080i versions of those same canvases optionally downmapped to SDR. The PIP inputs are limited only by the dual (main/protect
network) 100G bandwidth. Combining multiple SNP units allows for up to 144 HD PiPs or 32 UHD PiPs on a single UHD canvas.

Processing

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.

Selenio™ Media Convergence Platform (MCP)

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 & Control

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.

ROUTER CONTROL PANELS

The Magellan™ family of control panels provides a fast, powerful, and simple way to control your Imagine Communications or third-party routing systems. Available as a series of 10 programmable hardware panels in 1 or 2RU versions, Magellan panels offer intuitive, web-based configuration — enabling the industry’s fastest setup for both local and remote operations.

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