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Adder Technology
Streamlines Globo TV Post
John Halksworth, Senior Product Manager, Adder Technology explains how
Adder Technology helped Globo TV streamline its post-production operations...

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s an industry leader in IP-based,
high performance KVM solutions,
Adder has helped businesses of all
shapes and sizes to make their working
environments and workflows more
efficient, flexible and powerful. Our
recent work with Globo TV, however,
was a particularly rewarding project
because of the efficiencies that were
delivered.
Since first going live in 1965, the
Brazilian-based broadcasting company
Globo TV has established itself as
a leading content producer. It now
attracts, entertains and unites viewers
from across the globe with high-quality
original content and impeccable
production values. In Brazil alone,
it currently produces around 2,400
hours of entertainment and 3,000
hours of journalism per year.
Challenge
Globo TV wanted to refine the
workflow of its post-production control
center, which is used to monitor,
manage and store all incoming
and outgoing TV feeds as well as
the associated computers that are
dedicated to this media transfer
process. It wanted all operators to
access the 25 ingest computers from
six different locations without the need
to physically move from one to the
other, while also being able to display
designated ingest streams on a large
video wall.
Having already used KVM technology
from Adder Technology to simplify
workflows across its audio editing
rooms, Globo TV contacted Adder to
help identify a solution. After working
closely to access its needs as a
business, we proposed a solution that
would work alongside the company's
existing infrastructure.

Workflow Enabling AdderLink Infinity

Solution
The AdderLink Infinity (ALIF) Matrix
is a solution that uses Globo TV's
standard IP network infrastructure
and provides extension, switching and
matrix function to the computers in
the post-production control room. In
Globo TV's case, it used two AdderLink
Infinity Managers (A.I.M.s), 25 ALIF
transmitters and six ALIF receivers.
One of the advantages of KVM
extension technology is that any
physical computer can be based
externally
from
the
working
environment, so all computers were
moved into a secure, dedicated server
room. This not only freed up space
in the post-production studios, but
it made the environment far more
comfortable from a temperature and
noise perspective. Because Adder's
KVM technology is IP-based, it was
able to fit seamlessly into Globo TV's
existing network infrastructure, which
minimized disruption during the
implementation process and delivered
strong ROI. It also delivered strong
operational flexibility in set up, where
users can be located and how the
setup can be adapted.
One of the A.I.M. units
provides full management
of the ALIF matrix across
the network with the
other acting as backup
should the primary fail,

seamlessly providing a level of
redundancy operation. There is one
ALIF transmitter connected to each
of the 25 computers in the server
room, which then extends access to
all six user stations via the standard
IP network. This means that users
can access and switch between all
computer sources from the six user
stations, each of which has its own
ALIF receiver.
Benefits
Thanks to the AdderLink Infinity
solution, Globo TV and its dedicated
technology team have been able
to reap the benefits of a simplified
workflow, improved ergonomics and
increased reliability. The advantages
available to everyday users and
operators of the post-production
rooms is enormous; with no need to
physically move from one desk to the
next to manage their computers and
workflow, they can simply access and
switch between all the computers from
a single workstation, using a single
keyboard and mouse. As a result, the

efficiency and speed at which Globo
TV can complete post-production has
increased considerably.
From a more technical standpoint,
the ALIF solution delivers pixelperfect quality with zero latency
and USB extension capabilities with
instant switching between computers,
dual link resolutions, network and
hardware failover provided by the dual
A.I.M. units and dual cabling. This all
contributes towards a future-proofed,
seamless KVM experience - users
interact with the computers as if they
were still right next to them in the
control room.
On top of the comfort-related
benefits that have been previously
discussed, moving the physical
computers into a dedicated server
room can also help in terms of
security. By locating them in such
a well-protected environment, the
business can rest assured that each
machine and the data stored within
them is much safer.
Summary
Thanks to Adder Technology,
Globo TV is now able to benefit
from an IP-based KVM solution that
has refined the post-production
workflow,
introducing
flexibility
and high video resolution, frame
rate and USB performance using a
standard IP network infrastructure.
Thanks to our range of trailblazing
IP-based, high-performance KVM
products, businesses across all sectors
are continuing to realize
new, efficient ways of
working, with total
operational reliability
and seamless user
flexibility.
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