October 24th, 2022: A multi-zone multi-channel time delay system from PlayBox Neo, a globally active provider of media playout solutions, has been chosen by Thailand-based IPTV service provider 3BB TV for integration into the engineering facilities at its Bangkok headquarters. The project was coordinated by O’Connor’s (Thailand) Company Limited which provides a wide range of broadcast media engineering services.

“We compared a range of solutions before identifying PlayBox Neo as the preferred partner for this project,” comments Kajohnsak Thanomjit, Senior Manager, Business Strategy, at 3BB TV. “The new solution was needed so that we could co-ordinate our overseas transmission schedules by adding a precisely adjustable amount of timing delay to some of our IPTV program channels. PlayBox Neo systems score very high in terms of performance, usability, durability and after-sales support.”

“3BB TV is one of Thailand’s most innovative telco companies,” says O’Connor’s (Thailand) Sales Engineer Santhiti Silayaeng. “The solution were we asked to provide, integrate and commission is a 10-channel Neo TS Time Delay (https://playboxneo.com/time-delay) server. “It is configured to allow simultaneous or time-offset playout of five primary plus five backup channels.”

“Neo TS Time Delay comes with full IP input and output connectivity and can be specified to allow for any desired amount of time delay,” adds Nut Deesamer, Director of PlayBox Neo’s Thailand branch. “Following installation and acceptance testing, O’Connor’s (Thailand) provided full on-site training to the 3BB TV presentation control staff.”

Designed for fully automated operation, Neo TS Time Delay can be scaled to support any required number of input channels and delayed outputs. It provides fully transparent time delay of transport streams such as DVB/ATSC MPEG while retaining the full original quality of the source content. Time delay can be preset to run in fully hands-off mode or switched at any time to alternative offsets, including a zero delay output for each input.

All operating parameters in Neo TS Time Delay are easily adjusted via an integral web-based user interface, including channel-specific time offset in 15 second increments. Maximum delay depends on the stream input bitrate and storage capacity. Additional features include programme information display of MPEG-compliant transport streams plus automatic error logging. Connectivity features include UDP/RTP input/output, unicast or multicast, via standard Gigabit Ethernet ports. Delay for UDP/RTP unicast/multicast streams can be adjusted from a few seconds to week or more.

3BB TV (https://3bbtv-co-th) is an affiliate of Jasmine Group, a Thai major telecommunications group best known for its high-speed internet service. 3BB TV is the group’s IPTV provider. 3BB TV offers a range of services including the recently introduced 3BB GigaTV bouquet which gives the company’s subscribers access to a HD and UHD television channels without needing a terrestrial, satellite or cable TV feed. Thai-language subtitling in user-adjustable display size is included. Viewing is through an Android interface box which connects the subscriber’s TV via dual band (2.4/2.5 GHz) wireless or LAN cable. The transmission format optionally allows multiple television channels to be displayed simultaneously. The service comes with a dedicated remote control handset or can be controlled by an Android mobile phone.

O’Connors (Thailand) Company Limited (www.oconnors.co.th), operating from headquarters in Pathum Thani, provides a wide range of services in the broadcast multimedia, audiovisual and sound sectors, and in industrial instrumentation.

PlayBox Neo is a globally active leader in the development and manufacture of broadcast media playout and channel branding solutions. Building on 22 years of successful innovation, the company pioneered the development of high-efficiency server-based and cloud-based playout to support every scale and type of one-to-many communication. PlayBox Neo broadcast products and cloud solutions cover everything from full live playout to round-the-clock unattended transmission. They today power over 19,000 TV and branding channels in more than 120 countries. Users include national and international broadcasters, start-up TV channels, webcasters, interactive TV and music channels, film channels, remote TV channels, corporate information channels and disaster recovery channels. With its commercial headquarters in Europe, PlayBox Neo has offices in the USA (PlayBox Neo LLC), in Singapore (PlayBox Neo Asia Pacific), in India (PlayBox Neo India) and the UK.