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La Télé Installs Aveco Solutions
A

veco, the worldwide broadcast
automation specialist, through
Geneva-based systems integrator IMC
Technologies has installed two ASTRA
studio automation systems in the cities
of Lausanne and Fribourg for La Télé,
the regional Switzerland broadcaster.
The Aveco ASTRA automation system
is integrated with a newsroom
computer system (NRCS) from Octopus
Newsroom, and an Incite media asset
management (MAM) system from IMC
Technologies. This also marks the
first integration of the Aveco ASTRA
automation system with Harmonic
Spectrum X video servers in a live
production environment, as well as
integration with the open source
CasparCG platform, including an
ActiveX plugin developed by Aveco for
common NRCS systems.
"With IMC Technologies, Aveco was
able to deliver a seamless automation
system to La Télé, that lets the news
teams at La Télé focus on the task of
reporting and delivering the news,
not on the technology being used,"
said Josef Zadina, Sales Director for
Aveco. "This is possible with complete

La Télé staff member using the Aveco ASTRA automation system

integration with the station's MAM and
NRCS systems, as well as delivering
Aveco's NRCS plugin for CasparCG
graphics system."
La Télé is the first privately owned
channel
in
French-speaking
Switzerland to broadcast news and

general-interest magazines. Since
starting broadcasting in 2009, La Télé
has grown to a television audience
of more than 55,000 unique average
daily viewers, as well as viewers on its
web and mobile platforms.
"Aveco ASTRA automation system

IMS Productions Chooses
Xytech's MediaPulse
L

ocated across the street from
the iconic Indianapolis Motor
Speedway, IMS Productions is a premier
multimedia production company,
maintaining mobile television and
content divisions nationwide, as well
as the IMS Radio Network providing
live coverage of Indianapolis Motor
Speedway events.
The mobile television department
is the biggest facility at IMS
Productions with a fleet of 15 trucks
capable of handling six productions
simultaneously. IMS Productions'
trucks work coast to coast covering the
NBA's Indiana Pacers and Los Angeles
Lakers, IndyCar races, auto auctions
and the Red Bull Global RallyCross,
among other events. The company
deployed Xytech's MediaPulse facility
management software to achieve
operational and financial control over
their diverse service offerings.
"Our mobile television division has
a lot of moving parts," said Robby

Greene,
President
of IMS Productions.
"Each show we do is
different; we manage
and move people and
equipment all over the
country. This is live
TV so we absolutely
must get things right
the first time. We need
to be able to access
our assets and have
confidence in tracking
where they are at any given time.
MediaPulse does this for us."
While the company initially began
using MediaPulse two years ago
to schedule engineers and drivers
for productions nationwide, IMS
Productions
recently
expanded
MediaPulse for invoicing, cost tracking
and financial forecasting.
A team of a half-dozen IMS
Productions'
employees
chose
MediaPulse after examining products

Xytech MediaPulse

offered by three software developers.
"We really needed a product we could
customise to our needs," Greene said.
"MediaPulse gave us the flexibility to
do just this. Our IT team works with
Xytech to implement options to give
us a solution tailored to what we want
to do. We're at close to 100 percent
utilisation now for tracking our mobile
division's people and assets."
IMS Productions also implemented

gives us the features we need, but in
a way that doesn't interfere with our
production workflows," said Francois
Vittoz, Technical Director for La Télé.
"With the ability to communicate with
our NRCS and MAM systems, ASTRA
brings the entire operation together
so that we can playout and deliver
the best product to all our viewers,
whether on-air, online, or mobile."
"One of the best aspects of working
with Aveco is their ability to react
quickly to customer requirements,"
said Georges Nakhlé, Managing
Director of IMC Technologies. "As the
only independent vendor of production
automation systems, we knew that
Aveco would be able to work with our
Incite MAM, as well as the Octopus
NRCS. It's that level of confidence that
makes Aveco a premiere automation
company as they let the customer
decide what the best solutions for
their operation will be, without forcing
specific products or partners upon
them."
La Télé's operations in Lausanne and
Fribourg went on-air with their new
systems in September 2017.

MediaPulse for its content division.
MediaPulse
efficiently
schedules
employees' time to make the best
use of the company's edit bays and
creative talent.
"We expect to see the same level of
momentum and positive progress from
our content division
as we did when our
mobile
television
division began using
MediaPulse," Greene
said.
Now, IMS Productions
is ready to step up to
the Divisions Module
to securely manage
information
access.
The
new
module
allows easy access
to specific types of information by
different user groups to further
streamline operations.
"Our team at Xytech has been a
real partner in helping us maximise
MediaPulse to reap the benefits of the
product," Greene said. "We've been
so impressed by what MediaPulse
has delivered, we're now embracing
the software in additional ways and
exploring what Divisions has to offer
us next."


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