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Mongol TV upgrades with PlayBox

Mongolian broadcaster, Mongol TV, has upgraded the PlayBox Technology system at its HQ in the country's capital.

Mongolian broadcaster, Mongol TV, has upgraded the PlayBox Technology system at its HQ in the country’s capital. New playout servers and integrated software were installed by engineering staff from the PlayBox Technology Asia Pacific office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The PlayBox Technology AirBox content playout and streaming system is designed for 24/7 unattended operation, and can be connected to third-party devices. AirBox supports MPEG1/2/H.264, HDV and DV streams from most production platforms capable of providing AVI, MPEG, MXF, QuickTime or WMV content.

A new feature integrated into the system at Mongol TV is AirBox MPO (Multi Parallel Output) which can be used to deliver HD-SDI, SD-SDI (with realtime rescaling) and IP streaming, or (for example) output H.264 (MPEG-4) plus MPEG-2 at the same time.

“Two AirBox servers in main and redundant configuration have been performing successfully at Mongol TV right from the network’s commencement in 2008,” said Iulian Ionescu, regional sales director at PlayBox Technology APAC. “These have been replaced with the latest versions which provide extra features such as automatic control over the on-air playlist. This is particularly appreciated by the station’s staff as it reduces the level of human intervention required.

“The system integrated into Mongol TV also includes PlayBox Technology Back-Up Manager which performs automatic switchover in the event of any failure in the primary server. The AirBox servers cache content from a large external server. The system is housed in the technical area and drives a newly-installed router.”

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