Imagine Communications provides end-to-end solution for Formosa TV
TAIWAN: Imagine Communications has provided Taiwanese broadcaster Formosa TV with an end-to-end playout solution at its new transmission control centre in Taipei. The installation was designed and managed by local systems integrator Interactive Digital Technologies and serves as an infrastructure that supports both playout and distribution operations.
The end-to-end solution includes a master control switcher, Platinum VX router and modular signal processing from the Selenio 6800+ and Selenio X100 product families.
A key requirement for the system was the ability to handle eight channels, all of which broadcast permanently and continuously. Formosa TV, having been familiar with the scalable D-Series from an existing setup, selected it for its new facility. The system reportedly delivers frame-accurate control of high capacity media distribution environments.
‘We started working with Imagine Communications automation and transmission control systems in 2011 and we have been impressed by their reliability and functionality,’ commented Alex Fang, director of engineering at Formosa TV. ‘The move to a new campus is crucial for our long-term goals and we wanted an automation platform we knew we could trust, which is why we returned to Imagine.’
‘We are delighted to be playing such a crucial role in the expansion of Formosa TV,’ added Joe Khodeir, senior vice president for Asia Pacific at Imagine Communications. ‘With our business partners, Interactive Digital Technologies, we have earned a reputation for outstanding customer service and front-end support in Taiwan. Four of the country’s five terrestrial broadcasters are using Imagine Communications’ playout and transmission control solutions, making us the prime broadcaster technology provider in Taiwan.’