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Conax launches multiscreen hub

Conax-NewKudelski Group-owned Conax has used IBC to launch what it describes as a new modular multiscreen hub, Conax Arena.

The new offering is designed to encompass the key components needed to launch a complete multiscreen offering.

Conax Arena is pre-integrated with a range of partner technologies, enabling service providers to choose between video processing providers and user experience providers, for example, while benefiting from a pre-integrated package.

The Conax Arena multiscreen hub uses Conax Contego security combined with Conax CMS, along with technologies provided by its middleware and application partners. According to Conax, it is already pre-integrated with most major encoders, CDNs and set-top vendors.

The Conax Content Management System (CMS) is an open, cloud based, end-to-end CMS for managing, publishing, and distributing live and on demand video services. Conax previously provided a CMS through its partnership with MPS Broadband.

Tor Helge Kristiansen, principal architect at Conax, speaking at a press event at IBC, said that Conax Arena was an “evolution” of the existing and long-established Conax Xtend multiscreen offering.

Conax has built a media asset management system on the back of its DVNor acqusition, and provides ingest and quality assurance as well as the ability to deliver in all the different formats required for delivery to multiple screens. Conax Media Services is deisgned to enable contgent providers to get services up and running quickly.

New customers include Nettkino, a Norwegian government-supported initiative involving a number of the country’s cinema chains to deliver movies on-demand with day-and-date availability alongside their theatrical release.

Conax is exhibiting at IBC on stand 1.C81