Jakarta, Indonesia: Indonesian national television broadcaster Trans7 has expanded the broadcast playout facilities at its Jakarta headquarters with the purchase of a PlayBox Technology Production AirBox Neo. Part of the TransCorp media group, Trans7 transmits a wide range of programmes in high-definition and standard-definition via terrestrial UHF plus a streaming online channel.
"This new system integrates closely with the network's existing infrastructure," comments PlayBox Technology APAC regional sales director Iulian Ionescu. "Trans7 has performed broadcast playout with AirBox servers very successfully for many years, all of them recently upgraded to the latest-generation Neo series."
"We find the AirBox platform easy to use and highly reliable," adds Trans7 technical manager Agung Wicaksono. "Our existing AirBox servers were assigned to Studio One which is used for a production of interstitials and Studio Two which is equipped for green-screen virtual set presentations. This latest addition is dedicated to Studio Three which is designed for use in a multiplicity of roles. The recent upgrade to Production AirBox Neo has added useful extra facilities including the ability to supplement our present HD and SD transmissions with a UHD channel if or when market conditions make that appropriate. PlayBox Technology Indonesia engineer Dandy Kurniawan and his team give us excellent after sales support which makes us very confident in using PlayBox Technology solutions. We are already in discussion both for system expansion and backup.”
ProductionAirBox Neo is a media manipulation and delivery system with the near-zero latency demanded for the fast-paced work environment of broadcast news, sports and live production. A wide range of file formats and resolutions can be imported into the playlist, with up to 16 digital audio channels to accommodate multi-channel multi-language programmes. The feature set also includes forward or reverse shuttle at up to 32x speed, mixing of different video resolutions and formats in a single playlist, logical content trimming, multi-channel audio output, plus support for a wide variety of compression standards and media containers. The NewTek Network Device Interface (NDI) open protocol for IP production workflow is supported.
Originally named TV7, Trans7 (www.trans7.co.id) produces a wide range of programmes including news, documentaries, drama, talk shows and general entertainment and sport. Trans7's content is a mix of regional and international topics with a substantial proportion produced at the broadcaster's studios in Jakarta.