During the first half of February, SI Media has completed the installation and the training at Stimme der Hoffnung and the customer is ready to go on air in these weeks.
Stimme der Hoffnung is the biggest European media center of the Free Church of the Seventh-day Adventists, situated 15 km south of Darmstadt (Germany), broadcasting its 24-hour television channel since 2008, while its radio has been transmitting for more than 70 years.
Customer was looking for an enterprise MediaAssetManagement, and, after our first meeting at IBC2018, step by step the project has been designed and finally signed, including as well the replacement of the existing traffic and automation system, based on Evertz Mediator.
A complete platform suite including Archive Manager, low res generator, transcoder, quality check, webserver, integration with NLE system (Adobe Premiere) has been provided, all installed in Virtual Machines provided by the customer. Automation system has been based on IT servers equipped with Matrox videoboards, while ingest is based on AJA. A key point was the possibility to expand the project to other Adventist sites (the other television channels of Hope network around Europe), in an integrated workflow, that SI Media will handle managing multiple databases and setting up unlimited profiles for external accesses via web to the central db which will remain in Germany. The transnational vision of Stimme has been highly supported by SI Media, which has also developed a customized feature in cooperation with Google Translation Services to perform within the system the auto translation of metadata inserted by each user in his own language, allowing even to make cross language researches in our Media Client.