“The demonstration will prove how broadcasters are assured consistency across their terrestrial and streaming platforms through the reliable integration of AIM Rapid and SGplayer, StreamGuys’ HTML5 solution for consumer playback and content navigation,” according to a press release. “Both solutions support reliable metadata throughput and delivery to multiple consumer platforms.”
AIM Rapid delivers album art and other visuals to radio stations alongside music track details, show information and news alerts; it works with FM, DAB+ and HD Radio delivery systems, as well as connected cars, websites and mobile platforms.
“Working with StreamGuys will ensure that the same album artwork is used across all delivery platforms, including websites and mobile platforms using SGplayer,” the companies said.
“StreamGuys’ SGmetadata service for metadata management enables reliable handoff between the middleware (AIM Rapid) and playout (SGplayer, mobile app) workflow elements.”
They released this graphic showing the workflow:
The announcement was made by Chris Gould, vice president of the All in Media division of Xperi, and Eduardo Martinez, VP of technology at StreamGuys.
Gould said interoperability between AIM Rapid and SGplayer gives online listeners a better experience through track metadata and artwork, while the broadcaster gets consistency across different audiences.
Martinez said the workflow originates with a playout automation system, which feeds Xperi Rapid middleware. The middleware accesses additional metadata related to the track in Xperi’s TiVo music library, including album art, and feeds the streaming encoder. The SGmetadata service then pulls and converts the standards-based metadata for translation to SGplayer and mobile apps, which display the art and other visual content alongside track info for the listener.
StreamGuys will demonstrate the interoperable workflow at the ENCO stand at IBC.
IBC Stand (ENCO): 8.C73