Delivering Flagship Broadcast Services

OBE’s software-defined encoding is proven in a Tier 1 broadcast television environment. Unlike other software-defined products delivering low-audience ancillary services, OBE delivers mission-critical contribution and distribution services to the primary screen in millions of homes.

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Delivering Flagship Broadcast Services

Announcing the OBE C-100

As a software-defined contribution platform, the C-100 moves away from the legacy of separate encoders and decoders to a reconfigurable contribution architecture using the same equipment to encode and decode, making the most of modern IP networks.
Available in many shapes and sizes and already on-air at major broadcasters.

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Announcing the OBE C-100

Bringing broadcast contribution audio into the 21st century

We’re bringing Opus, a high-quality and low latency audio codec, to broadcast. The C-100 is the first encoder/decoder pair to support Opus audio.

Find out more about how we did it

Bringing broadcast contribution audio into the 21st century

Customisable Platform

Commodity hardware is more than just grey boxes! Customers have deployed OBE on devices that fit in your pocket all the way up to those that need a team to carry. It has been have been deployed in street-furniture, vehicles and traditional data-centres. Flexible enough to be managed as existing IT infrastructure or treated as a traditional appliance.

Customisable Platform

In a rush?

Need to launch a channel or add a new site in a few weeks? Tomorrow? Our software-defined encoding platform makes this possible entirely on hardware you may already have on-site and you can be up and running in a matter of minutes.

In a rush?

Advanced Broadcast Encoding

  • Designed from the ground-up to be flexible and scalable. Compliant with broadcast industry standards and practices. 
  • Adaptable to fit a wide range of use-cases using entirely commodity hardware. 
  • Open Source at its core. Powered by the x264 AVC encoder (that many vendors use inside but pretend is their own!).

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Outstanding Quality

Pristine HD and SD encoding at a fraction of the price of traditional hardware encoders.

Full control of the encoding process from beginning to end. No need to rely on expensive, proprietary systems.

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Fully Open

No shrouds of secrecy, no NDAs to sign - anyone can contribute to and use the Open Broadcast Encoder.

No extravagent claims of unreachable performance at reduced bitrates.

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Our Heritage

Based on a rich heritage of high quality industry standard open source projects used by millions worldwide.

Ready to be integrated directly into your broadcast chain.