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Viacom Networks

RUNNER-UP

Viacom Networks

Category

Network automation

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The Systems Group

Viacom Networks has maintained its Network Operations Center (NOC) in Hauppauge, NY, for more than 20 years.

In the summer of 2005, to accommodate a number of expected network launches, Viacom engineering conceived the Supersuite concept. The idea was to provide a common user-friendly design to accommodate all network requirements, allowing for the rapid launch of a new network within six to eight weeks of the request from operations. The new design would support a flexible, standardized and interchangeable operating paradigm so that any operator could command any channel from any workstation under a highly automated control system.

Having worked together on other critical projects, Viacom turned to The Systems Group to detail the concepts and bring the plan to life in a short four-month project cycle timed to launch the first four networks.