ERTU automates playout with Neptune

Pebble Beach's Neptune replaces old Sony system at ERTU.
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Egypt Radio and Television Union (ERTU) has selected Pebble Beach Systems to provide a Neptune automation solution as part of an upgrade to its existing broadcast facility. The installation, which was facilitated through systems integrator Brainwaves, was completed at ERTU’s facilities in Cairo with five channels now on-air.

The Neptune solution, which replaces an old Sony system, will automate the ingest and playout of five channels - Nile Cinema, Nile Drama, Nile Sport, Nile Comedy and Nile Life.

Tamer Mohmoud of Brainwaves commented that Pebble Beach was chosen because of its ability “to supply a flexible, yet reliable system to ERTU”.

“The Neptune system is very reliable, which is why we chose it,” commented Mohmoud.

“In addition, Pebble Beach’s fast response times and understanding of the customer’s needs removed much of the potential strain from the project.”

Configured in air-protect redundancy, the Neptune system will ingest from VTRs and live feeds to Thompson K2 servers and also control an NVision router and Miranda Imagestores on playout. ERTU also utilises Pebble Beach’s playlist translator to convert excel files into a standard Pebble Beach XML list format, where titles notes and other important information can be displayed in Arabic.


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