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Channel in a Box - Playbox Technology

Channel in a Box di Playbox Technology - SD/HD Capture video Hardware

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Channel in a Box by PlayBox Technology, is a capture video Hardware and a turnkey playout server solution for broadcasting a single TV channel and available in SD or HD. It integrates all the elements needed to keep a channel on-air by combining scheduling, ingest, playout, CG and interactive graphics within one box.

Channel in a Box is available in two formats, HD and SD. You can select between the two products using the drop down list.

The output can be SDI or IP streaming and suitable for applications including broadcast TV, internet TV, cable TV. The capture video hardware Channel-In-a-Box solution consists of four modules:

  • •ListBox, an offline programme schedule creation and play list editor
  • •AirBox, automated mixed playout of all supported compressions and containers in a single playlist
  • •CaptureBox, media ingest with optional Router Control.
  • •TitleBox, an interactive graphics manager 



The most important part of a transmission automation system. It performs on-air playback and control. The module is designed for uninterrupted 24 hours / 7 days-a-week content playout from online media storage. It can also be used as a production server with interactive capabilities, such as Next, Jump, Cue. Air Box includes:

  • Live Viewer
  • ListBox
  • Shot Box
  • TitleBox NetControl (Commanding TB)
  • "SD/HD-SDI/Streaming output plugin”
  • Live input (SDI/ IP stream)
  • GraphicRules 
  • Logo
  • Multiaudio 
  • Backup Option
  • Picture in Picture (PiP)
  • External events (incl GPI/DTMF, Router/Matrix, LTC, NetSender)
  • External control (GPI/DTMF/LTC)
  • QualityControl /loudness Normalization / MTD
  • Dolby Ac3
  • Playlist Import ( CSV)
  • Watchdog
  • Multi-instance



A standalone playlist editor, designed for arranging, previewing, and trimming the available content without any hardware decoder requirements. It contains useful playlist features, such as text searching, printing, etc. CaptureBox Sophisticated ingest round the clock.


CaptureBox controls VTRs via RS-422 and automatically captures batches of scenes or programs. It also allows transferring a program to a tape precisely, by using frame-accurate timecode positioning. Needless to say, it also provides semi- or completely automated scheduled capturing, GPI interface, VU/peak audio meters, and a number of other unique tools. Capture Box includes:

  • VTR control (RS422/ firewire)Ingesting
  • Plug-inCapturing mode
  • Schedule capturing modeCC handling
  • Switchers/matrixes control
  • GPI/DTMF/API in/out
  • File splitting
  • Burning date/time“use Ip streaming” (re-streaming)
  • Multi channel capturing
  • Capturelist open/save
  • Multi-instance



TitleBox provides fully automated or interactive graphics overlay. It can also be synchronized to AirBox playout sequence. It allows insertion of text and dynamic graphic information in accordance to external data sources. Text information is received and rendered into high-quality graphics on-the-fly. Title Box includes:

  • Transitions (in/out effects)
  • Set file links
  • Animated graphics, .tga sequences
  • Number of objects displayed simultaneously
  • Slide Manager
  • DataProviders
  • Tasks Management
  • NetControl mode
  • Output plug-in
  • Preview
  • Sound object
  • Chat note
  • Chat Roll
  • Chat line
  • Remotely controllable through GPI/API
  • Scheduler
  • Multi-instance
  • AsRunLog


If you need further information please contact sales@interact.it or call +39-06-58318301 

Channel in a Box Techinical specifications 

Common Video I/O parameters:

  • • Video In: Serial Digital SD/HD SDI
  • • Video Out: Serial Digital SD/HD SDI; Analogue Component YUV, Composite
  • • Audio In: Embedded Audio
  • • Audio Out: Embedded Audio, 2x Unbalanced AES/EBU; 2x Analogue XLR Stereo
  • • Sync Input: Black burst in SD/Tri-Sync in HD


Differences between Channel in a Box SD/Channel in a Box HD

Channel in a Box SD

  • PlayBox SD AirBox with PRO and Streaming Options, PlayBox SD TitleBox , PlayBox SD CaptureBox, PlayBox ListBox
  • Video Storage 1TB Single HDD min 16 GB DDR 3 RAM
  • Risoluzioni fino al PAL 720x576
  • SDI input e Ethernet


Channel in a Box HD

  • PlayBox HD AirBox with PRO Option, PlayBox HD TitleBox , PlayBox HD CaptureBox, PlayBox ListBox.
  • Rack Mount Server with RAID5 3 TB Storage - 100h MPEG2 @ 60Mbit/s min 16 GB DDR 3 RAM
  • Risoluzioni d’acquisizione HD 1080
  • 720 SDI input e Ethernet



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Channel in a Box - Playbox Technology

Channel in a Box - Playbox Technology

Channel in a Box di Playbox Technology - SD/HD Capture video Hardware

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