Huntington Beach, CA (April 12, 2004)–KOCE-TV recently undertook an overall facility upgrade that will allow the Orange County-based public television station to deliver multiple and high-definition digital video and audio streams to homes within the Coast Community College District and the Los Angeles market. As part of the upgrade, the station looked to Sundance Digital and its FastBreak Automation.
The station will offer telecourses and classroom materials, in addition to digital and HD PBS content, as part of its daily programming. KOCE needed an automation system that could integrate the various parts of its system, including servers, CGs, still stores, Digicart, and bug-insertions. It found that FastBreak Automation was up to the task. More importantly, KOCE’s engineers discovered that Sundance Digital’s approach allowed the creation of a distinctive interface by which the stations traffic logs could be smoothly imported into the system as well as log all recorded content back to the Myer’s ProTrack traffic software.
KOCE’s new all-digital control room includes FastBreak Automation, a robust, scaleable and frame-accurate controller of video servers and other station peripherals; Intelli-Sat, a Sundance Digital solution for managing the scheduling and recording of satellite and network feeds; a ListSync playlist redundancy Air Station; and Sundance Archive Manager (SAM).
The new control room accommodates multiple, simultaneous channels, allowing KOCE to broadcast programs designed to address specific audience segments. The more efficient automated operation enables program ingest and television playback options using 11 video channels to record, playout and manage television programs over eight satellite and studio sources.
Sundance Digital, Inc.