New Broadcast Pix BPswitch Integrated Production Switchers Offer Full Control-Over-IP

With its new BPswitch family of integrated video production switchers, Broadcast Pix enables houses of worship, schools, governments, businesses, and broadcasters to control a live production from a traditional control room, another facility across the country, or even from home. The new switchers deliver full-motion video and complete access to all sources and workflow tools through a browser-based interface that can be accessed by tablet, phones, and laptops. Broadcast Pix will demonstrate the BPswitch product line at InfoComm 2017 (Booth 4475), which runs June 14-16 in Orlando, Fla.

Using the company’s BPnet IP ecosystem, BPswitch can be controlled with the Broadcast Pix Commander user interface through Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and other browsers. Commander’s simplified and customizable interface help non-technical personnel easily switch live productions, add titles, insert clips, and control robotic cameras. BPnet delivers the new control-over-IP capabilities with ultra-low latency, plus extended encryption and two-factor authentication for secure performance. For more traditional installations, BPswitch is compatible with a range of optional control panels.

The 4K upgradeable BPswitch FX, MX and GX models provide up to 22 SDI inputs and 12 outputs, integrated streaming to Facebook Live and other CDNs, and optional robotic camera control. Like previous Broadcast Pix switchers, BPswitch includes up to eight internal channels for clips and graphics, file-based macros, ClearKey chromakey, Virtual Studios and customizable BPview multi-view, which can also be used in a browser for easy control of local or remote BPswitch systems over IP.

BPswitch also includes the NewBlueNTX high-end CG. Powered by NewBlueFX, it produces resolution independent 3D text and graphics, as well as motion graphics animations. It includes hundreds of title styles and templates, so it is easy to create and update lower-thirds, bugs, animations and complex effects.

Remote unmanned studios are a rapidly growing market because of staffing and location flexibility. Other switchers require leasing expensive network lines for each remote camera, which makes the process prohibitively expensive. In contrast, BPswitch enables the switcher to be located on site and controlled remotely — along with IP-based PTZ cameras — using a typical internet connection.

BPswitch models start at $10,995 and will ship in September. Here are the details.