City of Thousand Oaks Selects DigitalGlue to Provide Next Generation Production
and Playout Solution From Harmonic
Spectrum™ Family of Media Products From Harmonic will Upgrade TOTV’s Government and Community Channel
LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. — October 26, 2015 – The City of Thousand Oaks, a premiere community in California, awarded by competitive bid the upgrade of their TOTV government access television channel to DigitalGlue. The project includes a Harmonic MediaDeck™ 7000 integrated media servers with MediaPort™ 7000 real-time video encoder/decoder modules, ProMedia® Carbon file-based transcoder, installation, and an annual Service Level Agreement (SLA) for support.
The TOTV channel provides Thousand Oaks’ citizens a window on their government by televising local council meetings and other city events. Eric Goor, TOTV’s Senior Production Specialist, stated “We needed to upgrade a 10-year-old system and our focus was on ease-of-use, performance, 24/7 broadcast reliability, and integration into our existing workflow. DigitalGlue was able to provide us a cost effective Harmonic solution that not only met our current needs, but also delivered a technology path for future.”
The recently installed Spectrum MediaDeck server and ProMedia transcoder are tightly integrated with TOTV’s “to air” automated playout system and Network Attached Storage (NAS) archive. Incoming video files are transcoded to SD/HD broadcast quality files, then stored on their NAS. Daily playlists are created on an automation server that controls scheduled playout from the MediaDeck server for up to four simultaneous live channels.
“The Spectrum MediaDeck and ProMedia solution effortlessly integrates with TOTV’s channel workflow to automate operations that can typically require several individuals to manage, operate, and monitor,” commented Sean Busby, President and Co-Founder of DigitalGlue.
Harmonic’s MediaDeck 7000 server is an easy-to-deploy, compact 1RU, fully integrated media server with four video channels, Gigabit Ethernet connectivity, 3+1 RAID storage, redundant power supplies, and flash-based system memory. The MediaPort 7000 I/O modules perform encoding and decoding for real-time ingest and playout. ProMedia Carbon is a file-based transcoding solution for the conversion of media into acquisition, editing, broadcast, web, and mobile formats.
About City of Thousand Oaks
The City of Thousand Oaks is a premiere community recognized for being one of the most desirable places in all of California to live, work, recreate, and raise a family. Located in between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara in Ventura County, Thousand Oaks is nestled against the Santa Monica Mountains and with over 15,000 acres of natural publicly owned open space located within the City’s boundaries. The City is 56 sq miles with a population of 129,349.
TOTV, a government access television channel, provides Thousand Oaks’ citizens a window on government by televising council meetings and other city-related or city-sponsored events live. More information about City of Thousand Oaks is available at https://www.toaks.org.
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DigitalGlue provides equipment, integration, and software development for the production and distribution of digital video. The company analyzes clients’ workflows to build optimized solutions for collaborate editing, automation, media asset management, storage, and archiving. From contribution to distribution, the DigitalGlue team works with customers to efficiently deliver their programming over fiber, cable, satellite, IPTV, and OTT.
DigitalGlue designs, integrates, and supports systems based on today’s needs, yet draw from years of real-world experience to engineer a technology path for tomorrow.
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More information about DigitalGlue is available at www.digitalglue.com.