EMBEDDED REAL TIME GRAPHICS FOR ITS DOLPHIN CHANNEL-IN-A-BOX SOLUTION.

Pebble Beach Systems has integrated RT Software’s proven tOG_DLL.dll graphics rendering library into their Dolphin channel-in-a-box solution. This enhances the graphics capability of Dolphin, enabling it to deliver high quality 2d and 3d real time graphics without the need for a traditional external graphics sub system. Dolphin, with the enhanced RT Software graphics as one of its many options, will be sold by Pebble Beach Systems and its partners world-wide.

The benefits of this include:
– One stop shop for the broadcaster
– Lower cost per channel compared to external graphics systems
– Smaller hardware footprint, less rack space required, less power required
– Tight integration with Dolphin and its automation.

There are currently 2 options available for graphics capability:
– Sophisticated 2d, entry level 3d Graphics (tOG-Lite)
– Powerful 3d Graphics (tOG-3d Pro)
… with a new 2d editor scheduled for availability later in the year.

This will cover the entire spectrum of graphics required by the modern broadcaster and the “Powerful 3d Graphics” will rival the graphics available from any of the traditional real time graphics vendors in the industry. The graphics creation process is extremely simple. Graphic templates are prepared off line using PC based tOG-Edit workstations. The resulting projects are then loaded onto the Dolphin system as required. Inputs for graphics can come from a variety of sources including from within the Dolphin system itself, from an operator or from external systems.

Key reasons for selecting RT Software included the ability to deliver a solution resulting in high quality graphics, along with the local support to assist with the integration.

Peter Hajittofi, Managing Director at Pebble Beach Systems commented

“We are very pleased to be working with RT Software and excited about the opportunities this co-operation brings. By using RT Software graphics we will be able to take the functionality of our Dolphin channel in a box product up to the level of best of breed graphics solutions, but at a fraction of the price, and with a much smaller footprint and lower power consumption. The RT Software graphics option augments our own simpler 2D graphics module which is ideal for lower revenue channels.”

Mike Fredriksen – Commercial Director, RT Software, added

“Pebble Beach Systems is a proven player in the traditional automation market and, with an eye to the future, we are delighted to be part of their strategy for delivering high quality, cost effective 2d and 3d graphics in the emerging channel-in-a-box market.”

Mike Fredriksen (left – RT Software’s Commercial Director) and Peter Hajittofi (right – Pebble Beach Systems MD) shake hands on signing the contract.

About Pebble Beach Systems

Pebble Beach Systems is a world leader in automation, content management and channel in a box technology, with scalable products designed for multichannel transmission, news, sports and interactive television as well as content management, workflow and direct archive control. Installed in more than 45 countries and with proven systems ranging from single up to over 100 channels in operation, Pebble Beach Systems offers open, flexible systems which encompass ingest automation, workflow automation, archive automation and complex file-based workflows. The company trades in the US as Pebble Broadcast Systems, and is based in Denver.

RTSW press release Pebble Beach Systems and RT Software Partner for Embedded Real Time Graphics – Apr 2012