The Next Generation channel-in-a-box playout appliance
Sapphire is the next generation video server/automation package integrated into a high performance server with high capacity hot swap storage. Combining Masstech’s PUB-2000 decoder board with Masstech’s own automation software, Sapphire delivers frame accurate and controlled playout.
Sapphire provides multi-format, SD and HD simultaneous playout with automatic up or down converting for back to back SD and HD outputs.
Traditionally you must ingest directly into a video server following the old concept that the automation system must control content ingest in order to playout the content. Sapphire is built to live in a file based world. It is not concerned where content resides, or its format. It lives in a world where Masstech TOPAZTM or INDIGOTM delivers content to it when it requests that content for transmission. Sapphire can also collect content from XT-Ingest or be configured to other storage locations with content that can be easily dragged and dropped into Sapphire’s inventory.