WKTC-TV Upgrades MC Automation System

A new NVerzion automation system integrated seamlessly with station infrastructure and eased operator workloads.

WKTC-TV contacted NVerzion to explore possibilities on updating their aging automation system. They needed to consider replacing an automation system, a router and their old multi-channel server. NVerzion had the perfect solution.

“General Manager Stefanie Rein and Chief Engineer David Canfield loved the fact that we jumped in and proceeded to line draw out a solution to their overall situation without breaking their budget” Reed Haslam said.

Canfield said: “I can’t believe how quickly NVerzion responded. They immediately sent an NFinity Video server to try out and then proceeded to submit a competitive proposal that would allow us to expand our capabilities down the road as we needed”

NVerzion provided a streamlined solution, a couple of feature rich, multi-channel server systems controlled with NVerzion’s NControl Automation working seamlessly with their OSI traffic system and a new Utah Scientific router.

WKTC content primarily comes from Pathfire and Pitch Blue and occasionally the station needs to dub from tape and/or router sources.

Reed Haslam, Director of Sales for NVerzion said “The NFinity video server configuration includes a main channel and a backup channel with RAID-N on the primary channel for additional redundancy and content mirroring”.

Normally, WKTC’s operators would spend hours managing the syndication programs. They would transfer, flip and prep each segment to get it ready for each one-hour program for air. With the new system there is no transcoding, preparation is much easier getting the syndicated material to air quickly.

Canfield commented: “NVerzion’s automation in combination with their NFinity Video Servers provide a solid and reliable technology to help us move forward.”

NVerzion’s modular construction was designed with future expansion in mind. You can add more channels, more storage and more features without replacing any single component in the system.

NVerzion provides digital broadcast automation tools and video servers that streamline an operator’s entire workflow from acquisition to distribution and playout of content, reducing opex and capex.

NVerzion solutions are based on a Component Level Automation System Solutions (CLASS) concept that supports easy implementation into any existing infrastructure. It offers scalability, reliability, redundancy, and guaranteed interoperability with third-party systems. Powered by over 30 years of engineering excellence, all NVerzion systems are backed with worldwide training, superior customer service, and life-time engineering support.

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