Slovenian playout centre STN has ordered three new OASYS Automated Playout channels, adding to the six HD channels installed in 2011, making OASYS a key part of the STN controlled and operated playout centre. Systems integrator RoBaGo will install the systems in the coming weeks.
STN is one of the most innovative playout providers in the industry, offering a variety of playout options for clients to choose from. The new and existing OASYS systems work alongside STN’s iTX systems in a complementary way, with both systems built around Isilon IQ X-Series scalable nodes; this enables STN to seamlessly scale the capacity from a few terabytes to multiple petabytes and over 45 gigabytes per second (GBps) of throughput.
Tomaz Lovsin, Managing Director, STN, said, “STN has used OASYS software since its very beginning, when IT-based playout was in its infancy, and thefact that we still use it many years later – albeit with many more sophisticated features and functions – shows that there are many benefits that OASYS offers. Today’s OASYS Player is supplied with a richly featured, broadcast quality branding and graphics display management toolkit, and its handling of live events is astonishing; not only can the system literally replace a video console, but it can also handle all the graphic challenges that may arise during the live transmission. No other IT-based playout can achieve what the OASYS system can achieve; it is a very powerful playout system that is nevertheless logical and easy for our operators to work with.”
Mark Errington, CEO, OASYS, said, “We have worked with STN for many years, and they have benefitted from our feature developments as their requirements have changed. Sharing the central infrastructure with other playout technologies is an example of the flexibility of the OASYS solution, and adding new channels is quick and easy.”