BHS Telecom, one of the most active telecommunications service providers in the United Arab Emirates, has expanded its broadcast playout infrastructure to a total of 100 PlayBox Technology AirBox Neo systems. These are located across BHS Telecom's facilities in Europe and the Mediterranean region. Each AirBox Neo server is equipped with TitleBox Neo interactive graphics.
"Our broadcast playout business has expanded steadily over the years including 25 additional channels in little more than a year," says BHS Telecom CEO Hamid Rahmani. "We now host 100 channels on PlayBox Technology AirBox Neo servers in various locations, each accessed by our broadcast clients through a secure IP link. Programme content is received from our customers as media files which we archive until the customer-controlled schedule gives the instruction to play to air. It is a highly efficient system and works extremely well."
"AirBox Neo continues to be the logical choice for our playout operation," adds BHS Telecom' CTO Ghorban Shirzad. "It is compact, highly reliable and protected by 24/7 PlayBox Technology technical support. It also gives us the freedom to add UHD channels if or when the growing worldwide population of UHD television receivers gives our customers the impetus to adopt that standard. We are also looking with great interest at the CloudAir software-as-a-service concept which PlayBox Technology now offers. That has obvious applications for broadcasters wanting to start supplementary channels, whether permanent or related to the duration of a major outside broadcast event for example."
"BHS Telecom has partnered with us for many years, providing remote playout and satellite broadcasting services for clients across the globe," adds Ananth Sam, PlayBox Technology Director of Solution Sales. "Each system is configured with the facilities specified by the relevant BHS Telecom customer, and with the desired level of redundancy. At the heart of PlayBox Neo is the AirBox Neo playout server. Designed for unattended operation, it can also be operated manually. All Neo playout channels are equipped to allow live input in addition to automated pre-scheduled playout and graphics, with the ability to add or trim media up to a few minutes before transmission or to inject live feeds."
BHS Telecom: Based in Dubai, BHS Telecommunication (www.bhs-media.com) provides broadcast-quality television contribution, distribution, media management and playout services to clients in many countries. It offers turnkey uplink solutions for contribution and turnaround. BHS can provide satellite capacity and uplink system for activities such as backhauling material from studios for redistribution, and satellite transmission from outside broadcasts. BHS services are available on multiple satellite bands via teleports in many countries, including the popular orbital position of Nilesat for Arab-speaking countries, Hotbird and Eutelsat 7B for Turkish and Farsi-speaking viewers.
PlayBox Technology Limited: PlayBox Technology Limited (www.playboxtechnology.com) is an international communications and information-technology company serving the broadcast and corporate sectors in more than 120 countries. PlayBox Technology Limited is dedicated to the research, design, development and provision of the best products, systems, solutions and services. Over 17,000 TV and branding channels are powered by PlayBox Technology Limited broadcast solutions. Users include national and international broadcasters, start-up TV channels, webcasters, DVB (IP/ASI) TV channels, interactive TV and music channels, film channels, remote TV channels and disaster recovery channels.