Thailand's RS PCL newsroom chooses Imagine

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Neal Romanek
Post Production
January 12th 2017 at 11:18AM : By Neal Romanek

Imagine outfitted a three-channel news playout and MCR solution for the Thai broadcaster

Thai media multi-media company RS Public Company Limited has installed an integrated MCR and news playout system with gear from Imagine Communications.

 

RS PCL started as a jukebox production and cassette-tape recording company and has grown to be a big player in Thailand’s media industry, offering music, show business and media content. The company operates a popular digital TV channel and three leading satellite TV channels.

At the heart of the new three-channel news playout and MCR solution is Imagine Communications networking and playout equipment working under the control of an ADC automation system. The Selenio 6800+ core processing and distribution platform provides a hub through which all signals move across the newsroom and the MCR. The Imagine SelenioFlex File file-to-file media processing solution blends transcoding and workflow capabilities across the newsroom for system management.

Imagine Platinum VX and MX routers and multiviewers support signal routing, distribution and monitoring requirements. Imagine's Nexio AMP video server and Imagine online storage provide the central repository for ingest, asset management and playout. The ADC and Nexio server technology is integrated with a newsroom computer system (NRCS) to help minimise human error across the MCR and newsroom.

The newsroom features the Velocity PRX proxy editor with the Nexio server system generating browse-resolution proxies and conforming offline edits. 

“We needed a fully integrated MCR and news playout system, which would be robust and also allow for future expansion,” said Mr. Prayuth Wongwilai, VP of broadcast engineering at RS PCL. “We chose to work with Imagine Communications because the company provides a proven, seamless and rapidly deployable end-to- end workflow that required minimal integration. The Imagine Communications solution enables us to bring new channels on air cost efficiently, with zero downtime.

“We can monitor our entire system from a single console with an easy-to-navigate GUI. This allows all of our staff, from system architect to engineer, to understand and manage the system with very little training.”

“This is a significant win for Imagine Communications in Thailand and another milestone in our continued expansion in the SE Asia market,” said Joe Khodeir, SVP of Asia Pacific at Imagine Communications. “This project again demonstrates our ability to deliver end-to-end, state-of-the-art solutions from ingest to playout anywhere in the world, and our high-quality local partners’ ability to provide RS PCL with a first line of support in a timely manner.”