STN Slovenia has chosen PlayBox Technology automated playout servers for the satellite teleport at its headquarters in Ljubljana. Fifteen systems have already been installed as part of an ongoing project, each configured for remote operation by STN's clients.
"We operate a fully file-based global television playout service," commented Tomaz Lovsin, managing director of STN. "We have been using PlayBox Technology channel-in-a-box systems successfully for over three years. Their modular structure gives us the ability to configure high definition and standard definition systems matching the specific requirements requested by our clients, including optional primary and secondary channels. The user interface is straightforward and logical right across the PlayBox Technology system, which makes staff training very easy. Each channel is fully self-contained and structurally compact, just one rack unit, which makes expansion very easy both to accommodate extra channels or to deliver additional features."
PlayBox technology regional sales manager Vlademir Stanic added: "Intuitive user interfaces have been a central feature of our broadcast automation systems right back to our first channel-in-a-box system in 1999. Each channel includes a CaptureBox, TitleBox and AirBox, giving operators control of their channel from any location. This includes file ingest and scheduling, graphics creation, resolution scaling, frame rate conversion, aspect-ratio conversion, multiple audio and subtitle streams and content validation. Each system feeds direct to multiviewers and transmission encoders."
STN is based at a newly-constructed facility in Slovenia, providing a location within the arc of all European and most Asian, Middle-Eastern, trans-Atlantic and African satellites.