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NEWS Loveworld upgrades main-and-redundant playout system P layBox Technology has announced the completion of a new transmission playout and graphics management system at the London studios of Loveworld Television. The new installation forms the central element of a major technical modernisation programme, replacing earlier third-party equipment. “Loveworld currently transmits in standard defi nition via satellite and online,” says Phillip Neighbour of PlayBox Technology. “The upgraded system is initially being used in SD but gives the channel the ability to start a 1080i high-defi nition service whenever it chooses to do so. At the core of this project are two 3U servers, each running PlayBox Technology AirBox playout and TitleBox integrated graphics. “An automatic changeover switch brings the second server online if the primary server fails. This is much a more reliable procedure than human intervention. Other PlayBox Technology equipment in this project includes a high-defi nition CaptureBox, a 16 terabyte network- attached storage server running a SafeBox content replication module which manages content sharing across multiple devices. “The new system includes two third-party digital routers (which replace Loveworld’s former analogue patch bays) plus a production monitor and related infrastructure, all housed in a single rack. The ingest router takes feeds from DVCAM and Digi-Beta video tape. The system is operated from Loveworld’s transmission control room which feeds direct to the Sky satellite multiplex and to the web. The system was assembled and fully tested at the Brookmans Park headquarters of PlayBox Technology UK. It was then installed at Loveworld followed by onsite training. www.playbox.tv Releasing shared storage version 7 E ditShare®, the technology leader in shared media storage and end-to-end tapeless workflow solutions, has released EditShare Storage v7. Built on the newest, high-performance Linux kernel, EditShare Storage v7 is the company’s most advanced shared storage platform, delivering higher stream counts, higher total throughput and smoother operation than ever before. www.editshare.com Launching Avid S6 Builder Webpage H HB Communications Ltd has released the new interactive Avid S6 Builder website. Available now on the HHB website, the Avid S6 Builder web app enables audio professionals to create their own custom configuration of Avid’s new modular mixing console. Drag and drop functionality lets the user place modules in the arrangement of choice and build a bespoke console tailored to their workflow. The S6 Builders sophisticated interface walks the user through the process with module descriptions provided throughout. Configurations can then be shared with colleagues or sent to HHB and Scrub for quotation. The HHB S6 Builder website can be viewed at this link: http://www.hhb.co.uk/s6-builder 10 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 92 AUGUST 2014 TV-BAY092AUG14.indd 10 08/08/2014 15:23