Lesotho TV Builds Cost-Efficient Tapeless Workflow on Omneon MediaDeck™ Media Server and MediaTools™ Suite

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Jan. 14, 2009 — Omneon Inc. today announced that Lesotho TV, the country's public broadcaster based in the capital city of Maseru, is using an Omneon MediaDeck™ integrated media server to support a new file-based workflow that streamlines post-production and simplifies playout of the station's news programming. Systems integrator Inala Broadcast provided the MediaDeck media server, the first Omneon system installed in Lesotho, in a turnkey solution that also includes the Omneon MediaController™ panel and Omneon MediaTools™ software, including PlayTool, RecordTool, and ConformTool for integration with Avid® edit applications.

In conjunction with the MediaController panel, RecordTool facilitates the ingest of content into the MediaDeck server by enabling scheduled recording of clips on either a regular, repeating basis or as a one-time event. Segmented recording allows editors to begin work on long-duration content during ingest, rather than wait until the entire record session is complete. The MediaDeck system is integrated with Avid Media Composer Adrenaline editors to support a smooth editing workflow, and PlayTool provides an easy-to-use interface for creating and manipulating playlists, as well as scheduling clip playout from the MediaDeck server.

These tightly integrated Omneon solutions have allowed Lesotho TV to implement a cost-effective file-based infrastructure that improves media handling and allows editors and journalists to get news to air more efficiently. FTP delivery of edited material to the server for playout reduces pressure on editors, who are able to deliver news packages faster and with greater confidence.

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About Inala Broadcast

Inala Broadcast, a division of Inala Technologies (Pty) Ltd., represents a number of leading international suppliers to the broadcast, professional HD/DV, display technology, and surveillance industries. The company provides integrated turnkey solutions to the broadcast and professional television and video markets for applications including on-air and live events, news broadcasting, audio/video routing and networking, media management, virtual studios, and digital effects. More information is available at www.inala.co.za.

About Omneon

Omneon Inc. is a leading provider of scalable media server and active storage systems that optimize workflow productivity and on-air reliability for the production, distribution, and management of digital media. Omneon is a pioneer in the use of advanced IT technologies and open systems for broadcast applications, producing a modular and expandable video server architecture in the Omneon Spectrum. The company's MediaGrid active storage system delivers centralized content storage that is scalable in capacity, bandwidth, and media-processing power. The company has an extensive global presence with customers in more than 50 countries on six continents. Omneon is on the Web at www.omneon.com.