Inmedia, one of Britain's independent transmission playout service providers, has chosen a Pharos Almanac broadcast process control system as the basis of its automated MCR router control system. Now in service at Inmedia's headquarters in Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire, Almanac provides machine control with resource management validating each process entry.
The Pharos Almanac was chosen for its reliability, scalability and ease of operation. The control process is highly automated with serial and parallel event handling under the command of an SQL database. Logging and management reports can be generated at any time to check system performance.
Almanac has a wide range of applications including incoming material acquisition, scheduled lines routing, channel time-shifting for NVOD applications, playout server control and automatic transfer from tape or editing systems.