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Omneon Spectrum Plays Out at Paxson NOC

Paxson Communications has tapped Omneon to replace its legacy servers with an Omneon Spectrum Media Server to reside at the broadcaster's network operations center (NOC).

For Paxson, the server provides on-air programming and commercial content for 12 digital streams, main programming feeds and also backhaul channels, for delivery via satellite to 60 Paxson O&O's. The Omneon server at Paxson has 10 inputs and 20 outputs, with both main and backup systems for a fully mirrored operation. Each systems has just over 8 TB capacity, or 1,200 hours of playout at 10 Mbps. The Spectrum operates with Harris automation and Masstech asset management software and is expected to go live by the end of 2005.