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Mediatech 2015: Jasco unveils broadcast solution for Africa

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Gonzalo del Val Hernandez, Sales Manager (Left). Bern Davison, Solutions Specialist EMEA (Right) for Jasco Group. (Image Credit: Darryl Linington)

Jasco Broadcast Solutions showcased a variety of solutions for African broadcasters of all sizes at Mediatech 2015, which is being held at the Ticket Pro Dome (known previously as the Coca-Cola Dome), in Johannesburg from 15-17 July 2015. At the event, one of the product highlights was the Avid ISIS|1000 shared storage solution.

According to the company, the Avid ISIS|1000 gives smaller production teams in Africa the same collaborative power of other Avid ISIS solutions at a price they can afford.

At the event, Jasco revealed that the ISIS|1000 costs 50 percent less than the ISIS|5500 solution, which was previously Avid’s entry level shared storage solution. In total, it offers 16TB of usable storage in a single 2U rack mountable form factor, which is fully scalable for expansion as requirements grow.

With 300 MB/s bandwidth per storage engine, the ISIS|1000 enables up to 24 editors, assistants and loggers to access and utilise the system simultaneously. It integrates fully with all other Avid solutions such as Media Composer, Interplay and Media Central, as well as third party editors like Adobe Premiere and Apple Final Cut Pro.

Paul Divall, Managing Director of Broadcast Solutions at Jasco stated that: “The local broadcast market is currently incredibly dynamic, and we are seeing rapid increase in the number of production houses as more and more television channels emerge demanding content. As digital terrestrial television begins to see increased rollout, there will be an even greater demand for high quality local content. At the same time, technology has become more affordable and accessible to more people, further fuelling growth in this market.”

Darryl Linington

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