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Protecting the continuity of transmission
Lorna Garrett Your viewers love you. You consistently bring them their preferred channels 24/7. They’ve come to rely on you for their viewing pleasure. They never miss cheering on their beloved sports teams. They’re the envy of their friends as they watch live concerts of their favourite bands. They gather the family around and catch up on their must-see shows. They don’t have a bad word to say about you.
Tags: iss134 | garland | gpl | streaming | artel | disaster recovery | Lorna Garrett
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Ensuring a Quick Recovery
Chris Steele While the thought of fire or flood strikes fear into the heart of those responsible for managing IT infrastructures, the fact is that simple equipment malfunction, like the failure of a disk drive, or even human error itself, are by far the most common causes of local outages. Having a robust major disaster recovery plan in place is of course an essential business process in todays digitally driven world, however, it is also important to understand how data will be retrieved in the event of more mundane issues too
Tags: iss109 | recovery | disaster | workspace parking | marquis | Chris Steele
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Saving your laptop from spills
Beth Zarkhosh Whether you're a wedding videographer or a small production company, we all know the stress of the edit process, nothing adds to that stress more than the full destruction of your PC or Mac. So its the New Year and youre finishing off that last bit of mulled wine from over Christmas and ooops! You accidentally spill it all over your laptop! What do you do? Well here we explain some handy tips to take
Tags: iss109 | editors keys | keyboard | spills | damage | microfiber | cover | Beth Zarkhosh
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CLASS - Why ingest to the Cloud?
Matthieu Fasani With Cloud storage becoming cheaper and the data transfer to services such as Amazon S3 storage being free of charge, there are numerous reasons why ingesting to the Cloud should be part of any media organizations workflow. So, stop trying to calculate how much storage your organization consumes by day, month or year, or whether you need a NAS, a SAN or a Grid, and find out why Cloud could be just what your organization needs.
Tags: iss105 | cloud | bruce devlin | bruce shorts | disaster recovery | sharing | content | dalet academy | Matthieu Fasani
Contributing Author Matthieu Fasani Click to read
Every election counts
Charlie Watts Let me set the scene. In September 2014 we were contacted by ITV Meridian News and asked if we would be interested in helping film declarations from the Hampshire and Sussex constituencies. It was just before the start of the new academic year, and we figured, sure, that's months away, why not! And so begun the slow build up to what we believe was a U.K first, with Meridian arranging to work with HE institutions in the South of the country to gather a wider and more comprehensive recording of election counts.
Tags: iss102 | election | university of portsmouth | coverage | news | polictial | local news | Charlie Watts
Contributing Author Charlie Watts Click to read
Dialog-based search accelerates content discovery for anyone with a media library
Drew Lanham If you can't find it, then you can't reuse it. Those are a broadcaster's words to live by as media libraries grow at exponential rates. But the need to find and reuse media assets is not confined to large, traditional broadcasters. Organizations of all types and sizes are finding that the ability to uncover media assets quickly and use them immediately is the key to creating new and compelling programming, fulfilling programming requirements, serving their constituents, and realizing revenue streams. The question is, "How?" The answer is, "phonetic-based dialog search."
Tags: iss097 | nexidia | dialog searching | media library | content discovery | broadcast | sport | advertising | editing | house of worship | Drew Lanham
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Disaster Recovery the broadcast emergancy service
Lee Sheppard Weve all heard the phrase Disaster Recovery (DR), but what does it actually mean for broadcasters and content owners, and what constitutes a disaster? By Paul Moran and Lee Sheppard, SGL
Tags: iss090 | SGL | Disaster Recovery | Lee Sheppard | Lee Sheppard
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A year in the life of SIS LIVE
David Meynell This time a year ago SIS LIVE was still glowing with the pride that came from working to deliver outside broadcast TV coverage and satellite connectivity for London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic events.
Tags: iss081 | sis live | streaming | broadcast | ob | trucks | satellite | coverage | industry | clients | case studies | year in the life | review | David Meynell
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Planning the digital marathon
Ben Darby Never one for New Year's resolutions, I made the 2013 Virgin London Marathon one to finally commit to. So once I'd put in the training and mentally prepared for the greatest marathon on Earth, I started to explore new ways in which I could share my experience with friends, family and the public in a different way.
Tags: iss077 | virgin london marathon | stream uk | digital marathon | live streaming | stream MP | HQ video stream | coverage | Ben Darby
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Delivering in all conditions with a Petrol Bags raincover
Raymond Burns Autumn in the Czech Republic is damp and foggy, and the higher the altitude, the more piercing and rainy the climate becomes. At an old, remote mill 40 km (25 miles) away from Prague, sludge and mud are everywhere while moisture penetrates the bones. These are the filming conditions on the main set of the psychological thriller Cold Sunday.
Tags: iss076 | petrol bags | rain cover | cold sunday | all conditions | review | rain | resistant | cover | waterproof | camera protection | Raymond Burns
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Sky Sports News SNG coverage
Raymond Burns Outside broadcast, satellite uplink and product design specialist SIS LIVE has deployed its new 1.8m vehicle mounted antenna DriveForce. DriveForce delivering high bandwidth transmissions with the ability to transmit at any location including those where exceptionally windy conditions prevail.
Tags: iss076 | driveforce | sis live | sng | coverage | broadcast | satellite uplink | high bandwith | transmissions | Raymond Burns
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Leading-edge cellular bonding technologies smooth the way for global news teams
Bogdan Frusina On February 11, Catholics all over the world were stunned when Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation an event that is unprecedented in modern history. In response, global news organizations went into scramble mode to secure budget and deploy resources to cover one of the highest-profile breaking news stories of 2013.
Tags: iss076 | catholic | pope | resignation | live broadcast | streaming | vatican | dejero | cellular bonding | global news | coverage | Bogdan Frusina
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