Munich, Germany/Arlington VA, USA. March 29th 2011 - PBS and Cinegy announce the selection of Cinegy’s software-based workflow and playout solutions as the core software suite for the program origination system, to be deployed at PBS’ Disaster Recovery Site (DRS) in Lincoln, Nebraska.
PBS is reinforcing its business and service continuity by implementing Cinegy’s software based workflow and playout solutions. Should a catastrophic event occur, PBS’ DRS will provide hot stand-by functionality. In addition, the product will allow maintenance switch-over from the primary PBS Network Operations Center NOC), so that full services can be provided during maintenance windows.
The goals of PBS’ DRS project fit perfectly with the technical capabilities of Cinegy’s broadcast solutions: a software suite that operates on standard, non-proprietary hardware and IT infrastructure that is cost-effective, reliable, and flexible using a modular approach. In addition to restoring all program services to the Interconnection System originating from the PBS NOC, the DRS will also support the distribution of Digital Emergency Alert System (EAS) messaging.
Cinegy’s solutions will allow PBS to streamline workflows, improve productivity, and reduce operating costs while also providing remote monitoring and management, including the ability to perform system upgrades and power cycling of system components. Additionally, Cinegy’s Scheduling and Delivery tools will be used for acquisition, processing, scheduling, distribution, and archiving.
“PBS has operated a limited DRS in the past but is modernizing to a more comprehensive service restoration approach,” explains Jim Cutright, Sr. Project Manager at PBS. “Because Cinegy’s architecture is hierarchical and flexible, allowing channels to be added or reconfigured with minimal costs and high operational efficiencies, a full DRS is now possible.”
The Cinegy Workflow suite of products include Cinegy Ingest and Capture, Cinegy Archive, Non-Linear-Editing, Cinegy Desktop (asset management), Cinegy Type (CG and channel branding) and Cinegy Air (broadcast automation) and transcoding for automated import and export via Cinegy Convert. In addition, PBS will be taking advantage of Cinegy’s IP-based signal distribution, routing and monitoring applications, Cinegy Gateway, Cinegy Route and Cinegy Monitor, introducing an IP-based broadcast infrastructure at the DRS.
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