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Pebble Beach installed at Nova

25 May 2007

Pebble Beach’s Neptune automation system has been selected for an installation at Prague-based Nova TV, part of Central European Media Enterprises (CME). The Nova TV project, for which systems integration is being undertaken by TSL, will deliver an end-to-end playout facility at the broadcaster’s Prague headquarters, based around Neptune automation.

Pebble Beach will supply a three-channel playout system with main and backup device controllers and five Client operator positions. The system will employ Neptune’s N+n redundancy feature providing strong cost effective resilience to potential failures without the need for fully mirrored playout. Neptune will also control a 26 port SeaChange server, VizRT graphics devices and Harris Iconmaster master control switchers.

“Having installed Neptune at [Nova TV’s sister company] Pro TV a year earlier, we had first-hand experience of the system’s reliability and the good price/performance ratio it offers. Added to high levels of after sales support from Pebble Beach and the recommendation from TSL, this convinced us to use Neptune once again for the Nova TV project,” said Nova TV’s Technical Director Ivo Ferkl.

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