Congratulations to TSL on the case study for the recent Sky News Arabia project – we have been privileged to be part of this project which showcases our revolutionary Chorus interoperability platform.
The relevant section regarding ScheduALL is:
“……An excellent example is in the unified [ScheduALL] bookings system required by Sky News Arabia for its communications systems around the world.
In the traditional television news operation, each element required is booked separately, calling for a lot of manual co-ordination. Sky News Arabia wanted to be able to make a single booking for all functionality. The solution uses the ScheduALL booking system, to which the manufacturer developed additional functionality to provide connectivity with a number of other systems. These include Miranda routing, quality control and editing, as well as IP circuits and switches and recording.
An extension to the contract will add control of the satellite farm, so dishes and transponders, together with Tandberg & Harris encoders and decoders, will be included in the unified booking system.
TSL drove the development of new functionality for the Broadcast Bionics PhoneBox system.
It is now capable of controlling the Riedel intercom infrastructure, so that as well as setting up the complete signal path a ScheduALL booking also sets up the talkback paths between the appropriate locations.
The result is that a single [ScheduALL] booking can set up an encoder in, say, Cairo, and connect it via MPLS or satellite path to Sky News Arabia; route it to a decoder, frame rate convertor or audio shuffler as required; record it to the server and update the asset management; and ensure that all participants are connected on talkback.
All the elements are automated , so the [ScheduALL] booking merely requires source, destination file and time.”