Legendary PBS station in Central Missouri has purchased, installed and launched the BroadStream playout solution on their 4 broadcast channels
Atlanta, GA, USA – 27 September, 2016 – Leading playout solutions provider, BroadStream Solutions Inc., has announced that KMOS-TV, PBS station owned and operated by the University of Central Missouri, has selected its OASYS integrated playout platform to streamline playout operations for its four broadcast channels.
KMOS serves the citizens of central Missouri with high-quality educational content and experiences online, over-the-air, and throughout their communities, as well as acting as a real world learning environment for UCM students. The station previously used an aging Sundance, Omneon solution that was end of life and wanted to take the next step beyond traditional hardware-based master control to a more leading edge software solution that was agile, flexible and easy to launch. After seeing OASYS in action they knew it was the right choice to serve as their playout platform for today and beyond.
Running on commodity-based IT hardware, OASYS will provide a more efficient way of operating that will consolidate and streamline the station’s master control functions and standardize operations to save time and resource. The new platform will also allow for easier operator cross training.
The OASYS integrated playout platform has a flexible and scalable architecture designed to incorporate optional software modules that tailor the solution to specific operations and functions for different channels. Each software piece operates independently to increase resilience and reliability.
The KMOS-TV solution was customized with a full suite of OASYS software including Player, Graphics Extension, Redundancy Manager, Streaming Agent, File Checker, Global Media Library, Maker and OASYS Designer and supported by a 64TB NAS, 4 channels of HD playout and eight ingest channels with full redundancy and an upgraded BXF traffic interface from Myers Protrack.
Josh Tomlinson, Interim Director of Broadcasting Services and Assistant Director for Technology KMOS-TV commented, “It’s amazing to me how far we have come. We were up and running with the BroadStream OASYS system On-Air in less than 30 days. I have been running so fast and so hard that I haven’t stopped to think that the system hasn’t even been in house at KMOS for 3 months and I can’t imagine a time not having it”.
“We had some major competition to win this contract with KMOS and we’re very pleased that our product offering, solid support structure and high standards have triumphed,” said Herbert Brenninkmeijer, President and CEO, BroadStream Solutions Inc. “BroadStream Solutions is gaining traction very quickly in the US local TV market and we’ve got some more exciting technology to come that will help advance our customers’ businesses even further.”
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About BroadStream Solutions
BroadStream Solutions (www.broadstream.com) specializes in the playout of linear television channels for broadcasters, networks, cable, and satellite operations around the globe. BroadStream develops easy-to-use, software-based, modular solutions that combine automation, playout and graphics with other broadcast tools in a single integrated playout platform that is easy to configure, scales quickly and is tailored to your specific situation.
Designed to help better manage multiple formats and workflows, solutions are available in HD and IP as well as SD/HD-SDI and SDI/IP hybrid playout configurations to provide a solid migration path to future technologies, including the cloud, which makes transitioning easier.
Our 25 plus years of expertise in broadcast consistently delivers flexibility, dependability, improved workflows and operational efficiency for our clients and customers around the world.