Thai television broadcaster E-San Banhouw has chosen a PlayBox Technology AirBox Neo as the core playout system for a new channel transmitting on the Thaicom satellite. Named Top TV, the channel will focus primarily on music programmes by performers in Thailand's north-eastern region. It will air on PSI channel 140. The system was configured and integrated by Central Solution, one of Thailand's leading broadcast systems integrators.
"We were looking for a compact channel-in-a-box solution that could be used on a largely automated basis while retaining the ability to over-ride with live content whenever that facility was needed," comments E-San Banhouw Technical Manager Watit Touggern. "The selected system also needed to be easy to learn and, once learnt, efficient to operate. AirBox Neo from PlayBox Technology matched our requirements exactly. Being essentially modular, it gives us the opportunity to add extra facilities or extra channels very easily if or when required in the future. And we can also expand into HD or UHD at any time. Central Solution has provided excellent support from pre-sale demonstrations right through to post-installation training. Post-sale support is just a phone call away, augmented by online support from PlayBox Technology itself."
"The system supplied for Top TV includes TitleBox Neo graphics and titling," adds Central Solution Project Manager Apichart Prugtayanon. "This allows the production team to overlay titles, credits and text across the video content or crawl text in a dedicated sub-window. Operators can also produce still or animated graphics such as logos and position these where or when required."
Supporting UHD, HD and SD playout, AirBox Neo is designed for 24/7 unattended operation and can also be operated manually, including the ability to handle live-to-air throughput. Parallel outputs enable the running of two or more SDI or IP streaming SD/HD feeds simultaneously. Changes to the playlist can be made during an on-air session. Clips in the playlist, except the one which is currently playing, can be trimmed, edited or repositioned. Playback order can be performed seamlessly without stopping the current playout session. Live productions are facilitated by a live show clipboard which allows insertion and/or execution of various events or live streams.
Central Solution (www.centralsolution.co.th) is a group of experienced professionals specialising in system design and integration for the broadcast and online media business sector. With more than 10 years of experience, it offers a one-stop service including turnkey solutions, installation, commissioning, training, after sales service and finance.