First half of 2018 has been very productive for SI Media. Several installations have been deployed around the world and many will come in the second semester as well. Among the projects we have completed in this period, one of the most significant has been Hosanna Vision in Panama.
Hosanna Vision is a Christian Television Channel, a benchmark for all the Caribbean for its infrastructure and the quality of its contents. Hosanna Vision chose SI Media as unique provider of traffic and automation system for its main channel.
All the servers have been installed, configured and shipped from Italy including storage and library, and this has optimized at best the deployment time in Panama. In less than 6 weeks the installation has been completed, staff trained and the channel officially launched on air.
Which are the peculiarities of this installation for SI Media?
First of all, SI Media has taken care also of the system integration, providing a fully redundant network infrastructure based on Aruba, dealing with its installation, configuration, cabling and testing.
1) In terms of workflow, SI Media provided an end-to-end solution, including:
-4 ingest channels to generate contents from satellites, studio and vtr
-file ingest from drop folders, P2XDCam
-media asset management, including workflow manager, proxy generator, transcoder, quality check and integration via plug-in with Adobe Premiere Pro
-trafficscheduling and advertising management to generate daily playlist
-redundant automation channel with dedicated character generator
– Studio playout for live productions and news
2) Integrated devicesstorages
The proposed automation system is based on SI Media controlling via API 2x BeldenGrass Valley K2 for automation (mainbk), studio playout and base band ingest. SI Media provided and integrated in its workflow a GBLabs 96TB storage, FAST NAS F16 NITRO, as central archive.
As deep archive, SI Media is controlling a SONY ODS M30 with a dedicated SI Media plug-in which allows to archive, retrieve and perform partial restoring.