RTÉ Fast gets Lightspeed

Ireland’s national broadcaster, RTÉ has installed Telestream’s Lightspeed server system running Vantage Transcode Pro for integration within their new FAST file-based media management system. Here is some more information on the installation.

Working with its channel partner Eurotek,Telestream has supplied its Lightspeed server system running Vantage Transcode Pro for integration within the broadcaster’s new FAST file-based media management system.

FAST is RTÉ’s file-based content media management system, based around Harmonic Mediagrid and Spectrum media servers with TMD’s MediaFlex content management system. Media is ingested from tape or file, in SD or HD format, in preparation for transmission. At RTÉ, Telestream’s Vantage transcoding software combines with its Lightspeed acceleration system to generate multiple output profiles for ingest of broadcast media, particularly Smooth Streaming and HLS formats for proxy-viewing throughout the organisation.

The Telestream system will enable ingested media to become available to QC viewing stations, editorial staff, and others within a very short time from when the media is ingested. This facilitates both scheduled, and last-minute ingest tasks.

“Lightspeed’s performance has enabled us to provide a better service to our internal users, and to increase the number of simultaneous transcode operations we can perform, whilst the Vantage transcoding video quality enables us to deliver excellent picture quality for a given bandwidth” commented Myles Donoghue, project manager at RTÉ.

The project marks a number of firsts for Telestream. It is the first implementation of Lightspeed being integrated with TMD’s MediaFlex system, and it is also the first Lightspeed system to be installed in Ireland.

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