STN Slovenia has chosen PlayBox Technology automated playout servers for the satellite teleport at its headquarters in Ljubljana. A total of 15 systems have been installed in an ongoing project, each configured for remote operation by STN's clients.
"We operate a fully file-based global television playout service," comments Tomaz Lovsin, Managing Director of STN. "We have been using PlayBox Technology channel-in-a-box systems successfully for over three years. Their modular structure gives us the ability to configure high-definition and standard-definition systems matching the specific requirements requested by our clients, including optional primary and secondary channels. The user interface is straightforward and logical right across the PlayBox Technology system which makes staff training very easy. Each channel is fully self-contained and structurally compact, just one rack unit, which makes expansion very easy both to accommodate extra channels or to deliver additional features to existing clients."
"Intuitive user interfaces have been a central feature of our broadcast automation systems right back to our first Channel-in-a-Box system in 1999," adds PlayBox Technology Regional Sales Manager Vladimir Stanic. "Each channel includes a CaptureBox, TitleBox and AirBox, giving operators control of their channel from any location. This includes file ingest and scheduling, graphics creation, resolution scaling, frame-rate conversion, aspect-ratio conversion, multiple audio and subtitle streams and content validation. Each system feeds direct to multiviewers and transmission encoders."
Founded in July 2004, STN (www.stn.eu) has grown from a small teleport into a global player with customers spanning across the world. The company quickly established itself as one of the leading broadcast-over-satellite service providers in Central and Eastern Europe. Based at a newly constructed state of the art facility in Slovenia, STN has a strategically unique geographic location within the visible arc of all European and most Asian, Middle-Eastern, Trans-Atlantic and African satellites. This unique direct and reliable access to diverse multiplatform distribution options.