We recently completed the commissioning and training for a new installation of OASYS Integrated Playout at KUAC-TV9, the PBS station in Fairbanks, Alaska on the campus of the University of Alaska at Fairbanks.
KUAC’s OASYS Integrated Playout System, included 5 playout channels with Extended Graphics capability and Secondary Recording. The system is supported by a 1+1 Redundancy Manager on the Main channel and Time Delay using “OASYS Time Play” for their Kids channel. In addition to playout, KUAC’s ingest solution included 4, HD Maker ingest channels with a 32TB NAS with Indexing Services.
Integration partners with OASYS included Myers Protrack BXF Traffic system and Myers Media Asset Management solution supported by a CUC Archive System for KUAC’s content library. Advanced Broadcast Solutions, now part of Key Code Media was also a partner with us supplying additional equipment and software for KUAC.
Like other PBS stations, KUAC is unmanned for many hours each day and they needed a solution they could trust and rely on to replace their aging Sundance Automation system which is at “end of life and support”. Keith Martin, the General Manager and Director of Technology & Engineering at KUAC decided on OASYS Integrated Playout as their replacement system and he’s very happy with his decision based on his most recent quote about OASYS and BroadStream…
“This was a very smooth commissioning project”, according to Keith Martin, General Manager & Director of Technology & Engineering at KUAC. “The OASYS system can scan the Sundance database and collect the important metadata saving endless hours of time in preparing content for the new system.
In addition, the platform provides a smaller footprint, is less costly to operate and improves our flexibility, which helps operationally as we schedule more unmanned hours in Master Control. The Team from BroadStream was with us every step of the way including help with an emergency cutover when problems arose with our existing system during shadowing; we completely switched systems in just a few minutes and didn’t miss a beat.”
If you have an aging Sundance System and need a drop-in replacement that makes it easy on your staff during commissioning, training and cutover, reach out to us here. Other PBS stations that recently converted from Sundance Automation to OASYS Integrated Playout include KMOS, KLRU, KSPS and WVIA.