German public broadcaster SWR is implementing S4M’s Video Production Management System (VPMS) as the central MAM system in its new facility as it switches over to tapeless.
SWR’s new building in Stuttgart will provide a modern production environment for TV, radio and the internet concentrated under one roof in a 22,000 square metre location. Main contractor is Cologne-based Wellen+Nöthen
VPMS acts as a cross-functional control unit for broadcasting processes within the infrastructure of video server, editing and graphics. A key component is VPMS’s web-based Media Centre that provides for easy and effective central controlling. The complete system is constructed for HD, controls single as well as mass ingest of tapeless media (XDCAM HD, P2, and numerous types of files), integrates seamlessly with SWR’s Newsroom System and provides powerful interfaces to the according production planning, scheduling and file transfer systems.