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Noorsat adds 16 channels with PlayBox
PlayBox Technology has supplied and installed a 16-channel turnkey playback solution for the Middle Eastern satellite teleport Noorsat based in Bahrain. This adds 16 new channels to Noorsat’s existing 32 channels that focus on satellite-based DTH services to the Middle East.
The turnkey project included the supply and installation of PlayBox AirBox playout and TitleBox interactive graphics systems as well as the associated video and audio monitoring, conversion, multiviewing, distribution and routing systems from Leitch. PlayBox AirBox and TitleBox systems use ASI streaming, rather than SDI outputs. To the same end, the 16 channels use AirBox playout and TitleBox interactive graphics in one workstation, which provides an economy of hardware and infrastructure, while minimizing the compression codecs in the signal path.
For ease and security of operation, the workflow is fully automated from the five CaptureBox ingest servers through the PlayBox 8TB NAS server to the AirBox and TitleBox playout servers to air. For this, PlayBox SafeBox interprets the transmission schedules and ensures that all media is ready and in place well before transmission. Any missing media is flagged and the operators are notified.
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