Fairfax County Upgrades Video System to Omneon

Fairfax County (Virginia) Public Schools recently installed a multichannel Omneon Spectrum media server system for broadcasts of its educational and instructional television channels. The school system currently offers programs on six channels, three of which are provided to the local cable TV company and three dedicated for use at the county's more than 200 schools.

The Omneon Spectrum system installed at Fairfax County Public Schools actually has a total of 12 channels, configured as four input channels and eight output channels, with approximately 200 hours of storage capacity. In addition to feeding the signal to its schools, the organization also makes available many of its programs via satellite to other schools in North America.