NAB 2016: Imagine Communications has launched Epic, a management and orchestration platform for broadcasters that want to incorporate IT-based systems into their operations.

The company also unveiled the Epic Multiviewer, an operational monitoring system and the first product built on the Epic platform. 

“We designed Epic with a focus on both the current and future needs of today’s broadcasters and media companies,” said Imagine chief product officer Brick Eksten.

“The software-based nature of the platform will allow us to seamlessly blend operational monitoring and orchestration in a way that leverages the state of the art in enterprise-class IT solutions, while catering specifically to the needs of broadcasters — both now and in the future.”

The multiviewer runs on Hewlett Packard Enterprise servers and other standard commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) platforms.

It provides native support for MPEG2 and H.264/AVC compressed video streams delivered over IP-connected networks, including high-capacity SDI over IP, 3G-SDI and linear compressed IP sources.

It will make its debut at NAB and be available in June.