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InMEDIA

Harmonic MediaDeck 7000 SSD To Launch
MediaDeck 7000 SSD

Harmonic, a leader in video delivery infrastructure, are set to release the Spectrum MediaDeck 7000 SSD integrated media server adding greater reliability to the MediaDeck Product Line. This new four-channel media server system offers low power requirements, and lower weight of solid-state disk (SSD) storage, while providing the broadcast quality and cost-effective design of the MediaDeck 7000. “The MediaDeck 7000 established a price-per-channel benchmark in

media servers, and the new SSDdrive-equipped model offers yet another convenient, economical, and uncompromising solution for bringing new channels to air,” said Mark Cousins, Senior Product Line Manager for media servers at Harmonic. “The MediaDeck 7000 SSD provides the same robust performance as the MediaDeck 7000, with solid-state technology ideal for real-time production environments in which vibration, power costs, and weight limitations are significant concerns, such as in

mobile and unattended remote operations or for sites prone to earthquakes and other mechanical disturbances.” Equipped with four 480-GB SSD drives, the MediaDeck 7000 SSD provides 57 hours of 50-Mbps storage capacity. The integrated system packs up to four SD or HD video channels and Gigabit Ethernet connectivity into its compact 1-RU chassis. The flexible server system also features multiplecodec playback, up/down/crossconversion, and HD/SD simulcast capabilities. Two-channel modularity

enables even the smallest broadcast and video production operations to implement robust server-based ingest and playout operations - or sophisticated file-based workflows - for a broad range of video formats. Like the other members of the Spectrum family, the MediaDeck 7000 SSD supports Spectrum ChannelPort, the award-winning integrated channel playout module introduced earlier this year that combines multi-format playout with sophisticated branding, master control switching, and other channel playout functions in a single, twochannel device fully compatible with Spectrum MediaPorts. Leveraging the proven Spectrum architecture, the MediaDeck 7000 SSD is immediately deployable with over 100 third-party automation, MAM, production, and archiving applications. The new media server system can operate independently or within a larger network of Spectrum servers and Omneon MediaGrid shared storage systems managed by the Harmonic Media Application Server. ■

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ScheduALL Demonstrate Full Interoperability
By Joel Ledlow, ScheduALL CEO
At IBC2012, we demonstrated Chorus, an add-on module for ScheduALL’s Enterprise Resource Management (ERM) system, which eliminates the need to cobble together systems with bespoke interfaces. Users can automatically tie into, and work with, virtually any third-party software to streamline their operations, drive greater workflow efficiencies and improve overall profitability. Chorus was developed to help enterprises, across the postproduction, film labs, broadcast, satellite/transmission studios and news/satellite news gathering (SNG) markets, address the common mission critical requirement they all share of making interoperability possible between their bookings/ business administration system (ScheduALL) and their broadcast technology systems (such as routers, switches, and media management systems). Prior to the introduction of Chorus, connecting two systems meant custom programming and code writing on both sides. This used to be the standard practice for connecting systems, requiring a significant investment in both money and man-hours. Interoperability was achievable, but at high costs and with mixed results. Chorus successfully accelerates file-based workflow without the need for custom dedicated interfaces. With Chorus, system integration is now a matter of simple setup and configuration, not custom programming. Using industry standard protocols like SOAP and XML, the Chorus dynamic interoperability engine allows ScheduALL to build transmission circuits, switch routers, ingest content into MAMs and DAMs, communicate with financial systems, deliver data to content movers, position antennas in satellite dish farms, and so much more. Chorus enables true interoperability with virtually all third-party software systems (including ingest, playout, DAM, content movers, financial tools and HR systems), and hardware providers including Miranda, Evertz and Net Insight. Chorus provides multiple levels of connectivity, including a dynamic XML engine, APIs, agents and web services, making it easy for users to implement end-to-end automation of their broadcast control systems and their business/ bookings/sales system. Chorus also connects to multiple web services simultaneously, which allows the

Joel Ledlow, ScheduALL CEO

Chorus Integrated Processes

ScheduALL business system to act as the central nexus of all of a broadcaster’s systems, controlling and monitoring each system throughout the business workflow. ScheduALL works with clients across several markets, including broadcast, post-production and film labs, and knows that one common challenge they all face is doing more with less - to produce and distribute more content across to an ever-growing array of channels and viewers’ connected devices in the face of budget and manpower reductions. Chorus plays a key role in helping companies meet this mandate by achieving true system interoperability, minimising errors and redundancies, eliminating the duplication of efforts and reducing the need for long project timeframes. ■


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of In Broadcast September 2012

InNEWS Globosat Credits Tsl on Sportv Installation
BT Installs Snell Upgrade
InSOUND Merging Changes Gear With Horus
InSTUDIO Christie Presents Array of Projectors
InGEAR Multicam Systems Exhibit at Ibc
InGEAR Hitachi Ships 16-Bit 3g Sk-Hd1200 Camera
InGEAR Bosch Corner Silverstone With Electro-Voice
InREVIEW Exploring 3d: The New Grammar of Stereoscopic Filmmaking
InMEDIA Masstech: Mam for Leading Sports Channels
InMEDIA Scheduall Offers Full Interoperability
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In Broadcast September 2012 - InGEAR Hitachi Ships 16-Bit 3g Sk-Hd1200 Camera
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In Broadcast September 2012 - InGEAR Bosch Corner Silverstone With Electro-Voice
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In Broadcast September 2012 - InREVIEW Exploring 3d: The New Grammar of Stereoscopic Filmmaking
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In Broadcast September 2012 - InMEDIA Masstech: Mam for Leading Sports Channels
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In Broadcast September 2012 - InMEDIA Scheduall Offers Full Interoperability
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