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Sinclair Continues its IP and Cloud Transition with Imagine Communications Posted: 10/06/2021
Sinclair Continues its IP and Cloud Transition with Imagine Communications

Sinclair Broadcast Group continues to lead the industry’s transition to the future of television, developing innovative solutions to meet its requirements for channel playout and live broadcasting. These include a new 25,000-square-foot, SMPTE ST 2110 media operations center for Sinclair’s regional sports networks (RSNs) with cloud-hosted disaster recovery channels, and a large-scale ST 2110 production facility for its Tennis Channel featuring a cloud-based environment for pop-up live special events all built around Imagine Communications infrastructure and playout platforms.

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Imagine Communications Boosts Production and Distribution Efficiencies with Significant Enhancements to SNP and Magellan SDNO Posted: 29/04/2021
Imagine Communications Boosts Production and Distribution Efficiencies with Significant Enhancements to SNP and Magellan SDNO

In support of evolving customer requirements, Imagine Communications has added a range of new functionality to its globally deployed Selenio™ Network Processor (SNP) platform and Magellan™ SDNO Control System. These new software feature releases enhance customers’ existing investments, driving further efficiencies in production, playout and distribution architectures. The SNP update also activates the feature licensing system, allowing users to realize one of the key benefits of virtualized software: the ability to pay for only the functionality required for their specific workflows.

Tags: Imagine Communications | SNP | Magellan | SDNO | IP | workflows | new functionality | Selenio Network Processor | playout | distribution | John Mailhot | MKM Marcomms | MKM Marketing Communications | key benefits | dynamic | IP networks
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NC State University Revolutionizes Production Facilities with IP Connectivity Posted: 06/05/2020
NC State University Revolutionizes Production Facilities with IP Connectivity

North Carolina (NC) State University has transformed its live course production capabilities with a networked video infrastructure, based on the SMPTE ST 2110 standard for connectivity, around its campuses in Raleigh, N.C. Technology from Imagine Communications is at the heart of NC State DELTA (Distance Education and Learning Technology Applications) providing a quantum leap in capacity and operational efficiency.

DELTA already had dedicated fiber runs linking their centralized operations center located in Ricks Hall Annex with six other buildings on the main campus and two additional buildings located up to 10.5 kilometers (6.5 miles) away on their Centennial Campus. Fiber links were being used simply as single-mode, point-to-point connections, providing the capacity for just four video signals per classroom transmitted back to the operations center. In addition to replacing systems that were beyond end of life, it was important to DELTA to provide much greater capacity if it was to meet its commitment to the wider university community for high-quality educational media supporting distance learning in an efficient, effective and service-oriented environment. For the year 2018-2019, this included more than 130 live courses and greater than 7,000 hours of classroom recordings, to support almost 50,000 students enrolled in online and distance learning courses.

The new system uses just 16 fibers to provide extensive networked capability, leaving 20 strands from the original installation free for future expansion. By taking a networked IP approach, the new system gave the DELTA team the capability of 32 x 32 HD signals from each remote building. This is achieved thanks to bidirectional 100 gigabit ethernet capacity across the fiber network.

 

Tags: Imagine Communications | NC State University | porduction facility | IP connectivity | COTS solution | North Carolina | SMPTE ST2110 | DELTA | Magellan SDN Orchestrator | EPIC MV Multiviewer | Cisco | Tony Pearson | Cassidy Phillips | MKM Marketing Communications
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Russias NTV Taps Imagine Communications for Transition to IP Playout Posted: 05/12/2018
Russias NTV Taps Imagine Communications for Transition to IP Playout
Imagine Communications has delivered a scalable, next-generation playout system for Russian broadcaster NTV. Looking to expand its operations to support new channels, NTV decided to take the opportunity to move to an IP infrastructure for all-HD distribution.
Tags: Imagine Communications | NTV | Russia | COTS | IP Playout | OKNO-TV | Andrey Drukker | Versio | Nexio | EPIC | Magellan SDN Orchestrator | Zenium | Denis Stolnikov | Mathias Eckert | MKM Marcomms | MKM Marketing Communications
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