Vector 3’s millennial milestone26 July 2010
Vector 3 has celebrated its 1000th customer installation with the deployment of Vector 3 playout solutions at Astro Malaysia’s new HD Sports channel, Astro Arena.
"We are thrilled to celebrate the significant milestone of 1000 Vector 3 customer installations with Astro Malaysia and its new HD Sports channel," commented Roman Ceano, general manager, Vector 3. "We have been implementing IT-based playout systems for more 15 years and each installation renews our enthusiasm. IT-based technology provides the best benefits for broadcast engineers. You can manage workflows typically done with proprietary servers… and many more. Scalability, modularity, and compatibility are embedded at the core of IT technologies and are inherent with the system architecture – not artificially imposed. This is the distinction that breathes flexibility into IT-based broadcast workflows."
Managing the installation for Vector 3 is system integrator and business partner, Benchmark Broadcast Systems, a KIT Digital company.
"Vector 3’s reliable, tapeless workflow solution provides Astro all the necessary capabilities to successfully manage its brand new 24/7 HD Sports channel. With its expansive capabilities, immense scalability and reliability, and a proven track record in 999 other locations, we are highly confident in recommending Vector playout technology for Astro’s latest endeavour," commented Ashish Mukherjee, president, Benchmark Broadcast Systems. "We applaud Vector 3 on this impressive milestone and are honoured to be a part of the success story."
Vector 3 systems serve as the heart of Astro Arena, managing the full playout workflow, including ingest, channel branding, and transmission for both sites.