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Mobile-TV solution with integrated time machine

artec technologies selects Helix Platform for futuristic products introduced at IBC2013

(PresseBox) (Diepholz/Amsterdam, ) At this year's International Broadcasting Convention (IBC2013), artec technologies AG introduced robust new capabilities using RealNetworks Helix Universal Server as part of the XENTAURIX® product and solution platform. XENTAURIX media and broadcast systems are network/Internet-based streaming and recording systems for TV, radio and video with sophisticated metadata search. The platform enables media deployment, broadcast compliance monitoring, media editing, competition and ratings surveillance, e-learning and mobile TV.

Using the XENTAURIX Mobile-TV solution, customers can define their own unique TV stations with both live and time-shifted content - easily switching between the two. "There is a great demand for mobile TV solutions," says Ingo Hoffmann, CTO, artec technologies AG. "Users want to connect with TV stations around the world on their smartphones and tablets and even directly target specific stations and define their own programs."

With the XENTAURIX solution, individualized video clips can be called up from a clip list in the user's mobile TV interface using intuitive search terms. The storyboard displays time-lined image frames of all of the recordings making them easy to search and navigate. "This is a luxury previously only accessible to VIPs who received clips according to predefined criteria. With this new technology, it's now available for anyone with a smartphone," says Hoffmann.

Helix Universal Server enables the XENTAURIX Mobile-TV solution to take time-shifting to a new level - making it possible to call up TV broadcasts over greatly extended periods of time. The system accesses EPG data and the broadcast is immediately streamed. With the embedded storyboard, fast-forward and rewind are simple.

"Helix Universal Server is an ideal complement for XENTAURIX. The combination of our support for time-shifted playback and artec technologies' precise search and metadata features results in cutting-edge solutions for customers. With our support for MPEG-DASH, videos can be played on a wide range of devices from smartphones to PCs to everything in between," says David J. Smith, Director Global Partner Platform, RealNetworks, Inc.

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artec technologies AG develops and manufactures innovative solutions for the transmission and recording of TV video, radio, audio and metadata in networks and on the Internet. For more than 12 years, our customers have been using the MULTIEYE® product platform for high-definition video surveillance solutions and XENTAURIX® for broadcast monitoring, Internet TV and streaming media applications. Our product platforms are built using modular hardware and software architectures offering customers the highest standards of flexibility, scalability and investment security.