Thai PBS upgrades its systems with Imagine Communications

Imagine Communications has upgraded the existing news, production and playout infrastructure of Thai Public Broadcasting Services (Thai PBS). The installation operates under a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware with a running Nexio’s software from Imagine. According to the company, this “enables Thai PBS to put content on aire faster and easier to meet its audience’s voracious need for news content.

The Thai BPS equipment includes Imagine Communications’ Versio™ IOX SAN storage running on Hewlett Packard Enterprise servers, along with Nexio asset management, including Nexio Motion™.

Yothin Sitthibodikul, Broadcasting Department Director at Thai PBS, explains why the station has decided to keep working with the Imagine Communications’ system, upgrading it: “We recognised that it was time to upgrade our server platform. Importantly, our operational team was familiar with the Imagine solutions, and their project plan kept us on air with no operational disturbances or downtime throughout the smooth transition to the new system.”

This is how Mathias Eckert, SVP and GM EMEA and APC, Playout & Networking Solutions of Imagine Communications, describes the project: “Thai PBS was a real global leader when it moved into its new headquarters in 2011, with an end-to-end, file-based system from Imagine Communications. Through the implementation of a COTS-based solution with specialized applications, we have addressed Thai PBS’ need to get on air quickly and to ensure the reliability and robustness of their playout services. This cost-effective and operationally agile solution puts Thai PBS on course for a long future of technical security and flexibility.”