ATHENSA Channel-in-a-Box

Product overview

ATHENSA Channel-in-a-Box is a software playout solution for broadcasting a single TV channel. It integrates all the elements needed to keep a channel on-air by combining automation, playout and interactive graphics. It can provide SDI or IP streaming connectivity for broadcast and cable TV as well as other applications.

Multi user, multi language and multi channel subtitle preparation and insertion of open subtitles, closed subtitles, closed captioning and streaming of DVB subtitles are available as add-on options at additional charge.

Pricing

  • ATHENSA NAKED Channel-in-a-Box
  • ATHENSA NAKED Channel-in-a-Box Software in HD or SD includes:
    – ATHENSA NAKED PLAYOUT
    – ATHENSA NAKED GRAPHICS
    – ATHENSA INGEST
    Works best for simpler workflows.

  • $1,400
  • ATHENSA ADVANCED Channel-in-a-Box
  • Includes:
    – ATHENSA ADVANCED PLAYOUT
    – ATHENSA PLAYOUT PRO Option
    – ATHENSA PLAYOUT ABSTRSD/ABSTRHD
    – ATHENSA PLAYOUT ABAUD
    – ATHENSA ADVANCED GRAPHICS SD/HD
    – ATHENSA INGEST SD/HD

  • $3,999

ATHENSA MSRP  PriceList – July 2016

Features comparison ATHENSA NAKED Channel-in-a-Box vs. ATHENSA ADVANCED Channel-in-a-Box

ATHENSA PLAYOUT
Feature ADVANCED NAKED
Video resizing Yes Yes
AsRunLog – disable editor / fixed config Yes Yes
Transitions Yes Yes
Filename parser Yes Yes
Live Viewer Yes Yes
ListBox Yes Yes
System log Yes Yes
Shot Box Yes Yes
ATHENSA GRAPHICS NetControl (Commanding AG) Yes Yes
SD/HD output plugin Yes (MPO) Yes (MPO)
Streaming option Yes (MPO) Yes (MPO)
Live input (SDI/ IP stream) Yes Limited (no CC support, single stereo pair only)
GraphicRules Yes Limited (3 rules & 3 properties)
Logo Yes Limited (1-4 logo)
Backup Option Yes No
External events (incl GPI/DTMF, Router/Matrix, LTC OUT, NetSender) Yes No
DTMF in/ GPI in/ LTC in Yes No
Multiaudio (more than 1 stereo pair) Yes No
QualityControl/Loudness normalization* Yes No
Dolby Digital AC3** Yes No
API control Yes No
Time Events Yes No
Playlist Import (CSV) Yes No
Multi-instance Yes No

*Requires additional ATHENSA QC

** Requires additional Dolby Digital License

ATHENSA GRAPHICS
Feature ADVANCED NAKED
Transitions (in/out effects) Yes Yes
Advanced Property tool Yes Yes
Loads projects Yes Yes
Saves projects Yes Yes
Set file links Yes Yes
OLE objects Yes Yes
Different object types availability: Yes Yes
● Analog clock Yes Yes
● Digital clock Yes Yes
● Banner Yes Yes
● Web page display Yes Yes
● Desktop display Yes Yes
● Flash animations Yes Yes
● Roll Yes Yes
● Crawl Yes Yes
● Picture object Yes Yes
● Static text Yes Yes
● DirectShow multimedia Yes Yes
● Shapes Yes Yes
Animated graphics, .tga sequences Yes Limited (only 2 in a project)
Number of objects displayed simultaneously Yes (unlimited) Limited (7 objects)
Slide Manager Yes Limited (4 slides)
DataProviders Yes Limited (one at a time)
Tasks Management Yes Limited (just hotkey events)
NetControl mode Yes Limited (only from AB)
Output plug-in Yes Limited; Mapped memory only
Preview Yes Limited (VGA ONLY)
Sound object Yes No
Chat note Yes No
Chat Roll Yes No
Chat line Yes No
Remotely controllable through GPI/API Yes No
Scheduler Yes No
Multi-instance Yes No
AsRun Log Yes No
Script engine Optional No
ATHENSA INGEST
Feature ADVANCED NAKED
VTR control (RS422) Yes Yes
Ingesting Plug-in All Limited (MUSE only)
Capturing mode Yes Limited (manual)
Schedule capturing mode Yes No
CC handling Yes No (limited in live editor)
Switchers/matrix control Yes No
GPI/DTMF/API in/out Yes No
File splitting Yes No
Burning date/time Yes No
“use Ip streaming” (re-streaming) Yes No
Multi channel capturing Yes No
Capturelist open/save Yes No
Multi-instance Yes No