Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
New Studio Technology-Station
Winner: Georgia Public Broadcasting
by Silicon Graphics
Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) needed to transition their infrastructure to an open digital format. Therefore the Silicon Graphics architecture needed to meet not only broadcast playout requirements, but also the common data management, shared storage and archiving infrastructure that the station envisioned for both its broadcast and non-broadcast data. GPB also wanted to build a highly reliable centralized storage environment that would support both their Internet service and broadcast operation.
Key technology: SGI Media Server, SGI Origin 300 servers, SGI CXFS shared file system, Hitachi Data Systems 9980V storage, Masstech Group MassStore storage, Masstech Group Mass Proxy transcoder, ADIC Scalar robotic tape library, Harris automation, Brocade 2Gb Fibre Channel switches
by Janson Design Group
Key technology: Sony BVP-E1 triax studio cameras, Vinten pedestals, Jimmy Jib, Pinnacle FXDeko II and Deko1000 character generators, Pinnacle Thunder XL DDR, Telex Adam CS matrix intercom, Soundcraft Series V audio console, Sennheiser wireless microphones, Leitch terminal gear, Tektronix test and measurement, Venaca S3 archive system, TBC consoles