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Florida cable news station Six News Now (SNN) Channel 6 has deployed a new Omneon Spectrum media server within a tapeless news production and playout environment.

Installed as part of the digital upgrade to SNN's Sarasota facility, the Omneon server offers file management and playout to help the station improve efficiency.

SNN is using the Omneon Spectrum server system with Dalet Digital Media Systems' DaletPlus News Suite in a seamless and scalable end-to-end solution for fast production of television news.

The overall system bandwidth of the Omneon system, combined with the open native control protocol supported by DaletPlus News Suite, enables tightly integrated edit, ingest, playout, and archiving functionality from a single media server.

Because both Omneon and Dalet solutions are designed to accommodate future IT infrastructures while maintaining interoperability with existing news systems and operations, SNN can better leverage its resources for content creation and quality news production. In addition to the physical cost savings and increased efficiency, SNN's new production workflow will allow for additional growth opportunities such as delivering news to handheld devices.

SNN's newsroom is integrated with the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, which is owned by the New York Times Company. The cable news station will move its tapeless broadcast operations to a new facility later in the year.

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