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Magna refreshes MediaHub headend with Actus’s feature-rich solution

Looking for a new compliance-based recording and storage solution as part of a new mux-based digital terrestrial television (DTT) broadcast headend that MediaHub Australia will be providing later this year, the Australian broadcaster turned to systems integrator Magna Systems and Actus Digital.

MediaHub required their new solution to record native 132 services in 34 muxed transport streams of mixed SD/HD for seven days. They also required proxy transcoding and storage of the same set of services for 120 days.

Simon Scott, MediaHub’s Executive Head of Technology, said, “The Actus solution is feature- rich, meets all of our needs and has additional functionality which we will utilise in the future too. The advanced clipping function as part of the Actus solution is very well developed, and is surprisingly user-friendly.

‘Also having Magna as an on-the-ground resource is invaluable when deploying new technology, systems and solutions.”

Actus is a channel partner of Magna Systems, which has successfully deployed several of Actus’s solutions within the Asia-Pacific region.

In consultation with the MediaHub team regarding this refresh project, Magna Systems proposed the Actus solution, which met every MediaHub’s requirements and more. This was  revealed by David Herridge, Business Development Manager, Magna Systems & Engineering.

MediaHub will be using the Actus solution to record and store 132 proxy channels at 512K per service, using the Actus transcoding feature and 34 Native TS totalling 650Gb per day. They will also use production solution metrics provided by Actus.

As the Actus system is further integrated into the new broadcast headend, Magna Systems will provide MediaHub with their local and front-line support, backed by Actus’ 24/7 global support operation.

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