PlayBox Technology Automates Operations For Jamaican Broadcaster

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HATFIELD, U.K.—PlayBox Technology announced that it has recently installed an automated playout system for Public Broadcasting Corporation of Jamaica (PBCJ), the company said.

The new integrated playout installation for PBCJ supports daily 24-hour broadcasts with automated output that allows for live events to be inserted into the schedule and broadcast as needed, the company said.

The system is providing quantifiable operational and economic benefits for PBCJ, a government agency with its transmission and production center in Kingston, PlayBox Neo said. 

“PlayBox met all our technical requirements, interfacing into our studio complex without problems,” said Maurice Marshall, Technical Operations Manager for PBCJ. “Most importantly, it gave us an uncompromised high-quality output and reliable unattended performance, allowing us to make the best use of our operators and engineers. It was simple to install, even in a pandemic when we had to rely on remote support.”

The PlayBox channel-in-a-box solution is designed to integrate into both existing SDI and IP infrastructures. It can deliver content at up to 4K UHD, the company said.

Interfaces with third-party equipment, including routers and master control switchers, as well as with SRT and FTP applications are available to support automated ingest, it said.

The PlayBox architecture of smart software runs on COTS hardware, ensuring resiliency and the ability to configure fully redundant systems, the company said.

Broadcast graphics are included in the integrated playout package, with rich designs for graphics and templates created in user-friendly HTML5 software, it said.

More information is available on the Playbox Technology website

Phil Kurz

Phil Kurz is a contributing editor to TV Tech. He has written about TV and video technology for more than 30 years and served as editor of three leading industry magazines. He earned a Bachelor of Journalism and a Master’s Degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism.