ART adopts server-based approach

With the completion of phase two of a major upgrade project at its new facility in Jordan Media City (JMC), ART has moved to a server-based solution.

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By  Vijaya Cherian Published  June 13, 2004

With the completion of phase two of a major upgrade project at its new facility in Jordan Media City (JMC), ART has opted for a server-based solution. Phase one, completed last year, saw the installation of a solution that would allow for the transfer of ART archives in Italy and Egypt on Beta SP and Digital Betacam to server via a Sony PetaSite. Phase two, due for completion next month, will enable ART to broadcast and create a wide range of programming that covers sports, entertainment, movies, music, education & religious programming as well as up to forty pass-through channels. For high-end post-production and promotions editing, ART will use Leitch’s VelocityQ at both its central location and its remote locations in Italy, Egypt, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia & United Arab Emirates. For fast sports production and program editing, Leitch is supplying its NewsFlash editing system. The modular, scalable new Nexio servers are a key element in phase two of the project. They will be used for transmission and news environments and offer integrated applications platforms for editing, browsing and media management across a multi-tiered storage hierarchy. “The new transmission centre at JMC in Amman will be totally server based and fully automated, thus providing ART with the opportunity to meet the needs of the 21st century. Leitch server technology was chosen due to its flexibility, scalability, expandability & high performance,” said Dr. Fares Lubbadeh, technical director, ART. “We are delighted that ART has chosen Leitch to play a fundamental role in its expansion and has adopted our philosophy of complete content integration,” said Dave Dougall, managing director, Leitch Europe. “This project clearly demonstrates the benefits that can be achieved if the manufacturer works strategically with its end user.”

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