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29/11/2004

FusionPro at the heart of TSI’s new multi channel transmission facilities

When London based broadcast services specialist TSI TX wanted to re-build their transmission facilities with a new master control room to handle new channels and to cover live sporting events such as the UEFA Cup and FIFA World Cup qualifiers for Sportfive, they turned to Zandar’s FusionPro for total monitoring control.
The TSI in-house team needed a flexible monitoring and alarm management system with intelligent layout control, as it was essential for reliable, fail-safe multi-channel operation. Their system design engineers were able to configure exactly what they wanted with Z Manager, Zandar’s powerful control software. It allows MultiViewer features to be remotely managed from a standard PC and supports the design and recall of numerous different layouts.
Z Manager allows on-screen and external alarms to be enabled on a PiP basis and scheduled according to operational times, to prevent unwanted alerts. The powerful alarm scheduling facility is very useful, for example, if a source is known to go dark every morning, the ‘loss of video’ alarm can be scheduled not to appear for that source for a specified time.
Operators use a combination of external alarms together with on-screen text and graphics configured for each PiP for UMD router tally, alarm state and audio level to ensure a fault-free service for their clients.
The system design took full advantage of FusionPro’s alarm interface by using the alarm outputs to drive an external alarm light and buzzer controlled from a TSI panel so that operators are alerted the moment an alarm state is triggered and can react quickly to restore normal operation.
The FusionPro system not only enabled the TSI TX channel expansion to fit into the existing space by using a virtual monitor wall instead of bulky CRTs, but it also reduced the reliance on main router cross points and lowered both power consumption and air-conditioning requirements.
“The TSI TX FusionPro based system design has made a significant contribution to the company’s transmission operations and has empowered us to be more productive and handle more events simultaneously,” said TSI TX Managing Director, Rupert Graves.
Zandar's distributor E-Mediavision provided consultation throughout the project and enhanced the application by customising the powerful alarm scheduling facility to suit TSI's requirements.
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