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Connectivity Is Key To Improving Operational Efficiency

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When looking for ways to improve operational efficiency, most organisations have implemented the obvious solutions and seen some reasonable returns for their efforts. But what are the next areas of focus when looking to improve operational efficiency even further?

The real gains are to be found in the gaps between the systems in the dark corners and monitoring shadows where a myriad of unmeasured data may hold the key to the marginal improvements that will set you apart from the competition.

Harvesting and analysing this data isn’t difficult but it needs a different approach; it needs a solution that can see the bigger picture and extract the data from the areas that are currently overlooked and once gathered, the data needs to be analysed in context with the data from both upstream and downstream systems. The results of this analysis has the potential to provide significant insight that allows new opportunities for improvement to be initiated.

iBroadcast is a leading network management / operational management system that has the ability to connect everything to provide this complete picture, including equipment, systems and people. Once connected, it collects and analyses the data in real-time and provides a single point of focus for all of your assets.

Imagine the potential reduction of operational expense from having one interface which is capable of managing your entire operation including your broadcast and IT equipment, facilities and infrastructure, scheduling, planning, subscriber management and finance systems.

The major strength of iBroadcast is its potential to connect with anything from any vendor, regardless of the physical interface or communication protocol.

This opens up the potential to gather data from systems and equipment not currently covered by your existing vendor-aligned or existing IT-centric monitoring and control systems – the dark corners and monitoring shadows.

Chris Barlow, Astec CTO, commented: "iBroadcast provides the platform for connecting disparate systems and equipment to support the collection and analysis of what may generally be considered unrelated data.

"However, when the analysis takes into account the relationships and correlation between the data there is often an unexpected positive outcome. The valuable insight iBroadcast provides can lead to a more streamlined operation, significantly reducing the workload of operations and support teams.

"This enables you to achieve more, with fewer resources, by arming those resources with the most accurate and up to date information that enables them to make timely, informed decisions."

iBroadcast is used by leading broadcasters around the globe as their consolidated monitoring and control system across their entire operation.

About iBroadcast:
In real time, iBroadcast provides real-time control and monitoring, alarms, root cause analysis, advanced analytics, web-based reporting, off-air service monitoring, workflow management and trending. All these features can be viewed through a single, consolidated dashboard that puts you in complete control of your broadcast platform.


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