Snell has announced that Beeline TV, a Russian provider of home IPTV services with more than 900,000 subscribers, has chosen Snell Sirius and Halo routers to drive its newly upgraded playout centre in Moscow. V-LUX, the exclusive technology provider for Beeline TV (OJSC VimpelCom), provided systems integration and installation services for the Snell routers.
"When Beeline TV chose V-LUX for the upgrade of its national IPTV playout center, we were committed to sourcing state-of-the-art systems to meet our client's exacting requirements for seamless signal routing as well as quick and discrete redundant connections to IPTV backup services," said Anton Rakutin, senior project manager at V-LUX. "The Snell Sirius and Halo routers have provided the ideal solution, offering the perfect mix of high redundancy and broadcast-quality output in flexible and extremely easy-to-use systems."
Within Beeline TV's new playout center, the Snell Sirius and Halo routers provide signal routing for the service's entire linear and on-demand television lineup. With its focus on redundant switching, the Halo systems provide Beeline TV with a cost-effective yet reliable solution for HD, SDI, and ASI switching. The Sirius routers offer completely transparent and automatic conversion of any input to any output in both analogue and digital formats.
Launched in 2009, Beeline TV is now present in more than 35 Russian cities with an Internet home service offering more than 200 SD and 39 HD channels.