12.16.2009 01:30 PM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
STN to install multiple Miranda Xchannel IT-based playout servers
Satellite Telecommunications Network (STN) will be installing an IT-based playout system based on Miranda’s Xchannel playout server. The satellite operator, based near Ljubljana, Slovenia, will be adding additional playout services to complement its turnaround services.
The system will comprise four Xchannel playout servers with advanced graphics capabilities and eight Xingest stations for HD/SD ingest. The new Xingest station allows ingest of HD/SD from live feeds, or VTRs, to low-cost generic storage prior to playout by Xchannel.
The branding graphics for the new live sports and entertainment channels will be created using Miranda’s Vertigo graphics automation. The integration between the Xchannel and Pebble Beach playout automation will allow the graphics templates to be controlled and populated directly from playout automation.