Lebanese TV station opts for Harris
Lebanon's commercial television station, the Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation International (LBCI), has chosen the ADC-100 automation system from Harris Broadcast Communications Division to automate its multi-playout transmission facility.
Lebanon's commercial television station, the Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation International (LBCI), has chosen the ADC-100 automation system from Harris Broadcast Communications Division to automate its multi-playout transmission facility. LBCI, which has been operational for the last 18 years, currently broadcasts six channels: one, within Lebanon and the rest, to the Middle East, the United States, Australia, Africa and Europe.
"We have great confidence in Harris products, so when we needed an automation system to run more efficiently we naturally turned to Harris Automation," says Jihad Hachem, head of engineering projects, LBCI. "We are very happy with the system and would not hesitate to use Harris for new projects or future developments."
The ADC-100 system fully automates the dubbing, management and playout of material for the new LBCI installation. In addition to the ADC 100 automation system, LBCI has also chosen a backup ADC 100 Device Server with Air Protect auto changeover; the Harris Air Client system, which permits playlist editing while integrating control over the entire system; and a Media Client, a preparation system for timing, dubbing and cataloguing material for playout. The LBCI Harris Automation system also is using Seachange 4 nodes servers (main and backup) with 11 decoders and 6 encoders, as well as three Flexicarts and a GVG M2100 Master control switcher.
"The new system has been up and running successfully for several months and clearly demonstrates how our automation product reliably and successfully operates in a multi-channel environment, integrating with a wide variety of third-party equipment," says Brian Whitaker, general manager, Harris Automation Solutions, Harris Broadcast Europe.