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Winner: Südwestrundfunk (SWR)
by Silicon Graphics

As one of the first German public broadcasting stations, SWR serves more than 14 million viewers from three broadcast sites in the cities of Mainz, BadenBaden and Stuttgart. SWR recently built a new studio and implemented a tapeless digital newsroom. This newsroom will allow the 50-person news team in Mainz to streamline its operations for distributed news production and play to air.

The new tapeless digital newsroom is based on IT technologies and centered on networking for computers and storage.

Key technology: SGI Media Server with RAID-3, SGI Origin 300 server with SGI TP9400, Dalet OpenMedia newsroom system, SGT Media Manager/DBOS news automation, Pinnacle Liquid blue NLEs