Stations Leverage PlayBox Technology Neo Upgrades

TV stations serving viewers and markets separated by continents upgrade their PlayBox Neo systems for different reasons.

An Emtek technician works with an upgraded Neo system.

An Emtek technician works with an upgraded Neo system.

Emtek Indonesia upgrade

Elang Mahkota Teknologi (Emtek), one of Indonesia's largest media groups, has chosen PlayBox Technology Neo and CaptureBox Neo servers as the core of a major upgrade to the broadcast playout system for its Surya Citra Televisi (SCTV), Indosiar Visual Mandiri (Indosiar) and 'O' channels in Jakarta plus regional studios across the country.

The new installation provides a wide range of features including the ability to handle multiple timezone broadcasting. System design, integration and onsite training services were provided by PlayBox Technology distribution channel partner Citra Info Mediatech.

The AirBox Neo server at each location is populated with TitleBox Neo and ListBox Neo. TitleBox Neo provides interactive on-air graphics and titling facilities which can be manipulated live with text selection, running speed and transitions all under total control. ListBox Neo allows schedules to be prepared days or weeks in advance of transmission; it also has a clip trimmer for simple program editing. The additional server at each site is a CaptureBox Neo which allows content to be sourced from up to four video feeds simultaneously for playback within a few seconds of ingest commencing.

"We transmit to viewers on the Java mainland and across thousands of islands which collectively form Indonesia," comments Emtek Group Chief Technical Officer Rachmat Akbar. "It is very wide region spread across the GMT +7, +8 and +9 time zones. Having operated very successfully for many years with PlayBox Technology solutions, we decided that AirBox Neo and CaptureBox Neo were a logical choice for this service upgrade at our Jakarta headquarters and our studios in Bali, Bandung, Jogjakarta, Makassar, Semarang and Surabaya. Each region receives live video from Jakarta and records it at the regional site. The system needed to be very flexible to accommodate the timing requirements specified for religious observance. It is working very well."

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