ViBox Remote Workflows
At Simplylive we are remote production experts; in fact, you could say that it is in our DNA. Every one of our ViBox systems are designed at their core for remote production. Its modern, forward-thinking architecture allows the UI’s to operate independently of the server, enabling an unparalleled level of workflow flexibility. For example, the ViBox server can be located in-venue with your cameras, while your operators work from your production center – or even from home. What’s more, your remote operators don’t need to be in the same location; they can be in different rooms, buildings, or in completely different cities! And by significantly reducing the bandwidth required, our new UI Gateway adds the missing link to making these remote production workflows affordable.
ViBox remote production workflows allow you to:
Unique Benefits of ViBox Remote Production
- UI operates independently of the backend server – From its ultra-intuitive UI to its common backend software architecture, every aspect of ViBox was designed with remote operation in mind. By having the UI separated, your operator(s) can be located literally anywhere; in the control room, at the broadcast center, or even at home. And, with the ability to log-in to ViBox servers at multiple different locations without the need to reconfigure the system, the potential productivity gains are massive.
- Redundant operation – Because the backend server is not dependent on the operator UI to function, if the connection between the two is ever lost your program is not stopped. Another user can simply log-in to the backend and pick-up the production right where it was left off.
- Small footprint – Unlike other so-called remote production solutions, ViBox requires an extremely small footprint. In fact, it’s literally just a PC and touchscreen. No large control panels or racks of gear required!
- Future proof – Our modern software-defined architecture is incredibly scalable and intrinsically migrate-able to the cloud – so your investment is future-proofed.
ViBox Remote Workflow Examples
Remote Production on a LAN
All ViBox systems by default have remote production capabilities built in. With setup only taking a few minutes, your operators can now be anywhere on the same LAN as the Backend server. By simply logging in, your operators can produce the show in the control room next door, at their desk, or across campus. Operationally, the Backend sends compressed proxies of all required video sources to the User’s software (that software being the All-in-one, SloMo, or Refbox). That software then sends back the User’s commands for switching the show and the Backend server generates the program feed.
Remote Production with the UI Gateway
With the addition of our UI Gateway, the amount of bandwidth required for remote operation can be reduced 20X to as low as 5Mb/s per user. This makes the connection between the Backend and the operators possible over the public Internet. Productions at stadiums, venues and OB trucks with limited network connectivity can now be produced totally remotely, either at home or at the office, with operation being perceptively indiscernible to the Operators.
Networked Servers with the UI Gateway
With the ability to network together V8 and V16 servers, all video sources from one system are available to the users on the other. By pairing with the UI Gateway, it allows for two multi-user productions over the Internet simultaneously. With both V16 servers at the stadium, in this example two operators are working at the Broadcast Center, while a third is working from home.