Thai TV5 relies on PlayBox Neo and EMAM for renewing their playout and MAM systems

PlayBox Neo and EMAM have recently announced the completion of a playout and media asset management system for Thai TV5. The implementation has taken place at the network’s studio headquarters in Bangkok. The aim of the process was to replace a legacy third-party equipment and to add high operational efficiency, reliability and scalability.

“The system we proposed in Q1 and have now completed is based on PlayBox Neo AirBox Neo-20 Channel-in-a-Box systems,” says David Srikalra, Managing Director of PS & Sons (Thailand) Co Ltd. “These power a large number of television channels and playout services here in APAC and around the globe. We also recommended EMAM Inc as the vendor for content management storage. EMAM products integrate easily with AirBox Neo-20, enabling operators to archive programs and interstitials complete with fast-searchable descriptive metadata. They are deployed in the master control room used for the HD channel.”

“A key strength of AirBox Neo-20 is that it is based on a range of software modules which allow customers or their system integrators to select a configuration that exactly meets their current workflow,” adds Nut Deesamer, Director of PlayBox Neo’s Thailand branch. “David Srikalra and his colleagues together with the Thai TV5 operations team specified the features and facilities they needed. The resultant playout system comprises three AirBox Neo-20 Channel-In-a-Box playout servers including TitleBox Neo-20 channel branding plus our Capture Suite and latest-generation Multi Playout Manager.”

Content arriving at TV5HD, or created in the network’s studios, is ingested into the eMAM Enterprise storage servers. The ingest process is supervised using two Capture Suites. Material required for transmission is then transferred to playout server storage within AirBox Neo-20 for on-air playlist preparation, graphics and title generation. Much of this process is handled using Multi Playout Manager. Communication within the PlayBox Neo and eMAM system is over 10G Ethernet IP.

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