Bangkok – Thai state-owned television broadcaster MCOT has chosen a PlayBox Technology digital playout system as the core of a new five-channel high-definition service. The new system was designed, installed and commissioned at the MCOT’s Bangkok headquarters by PlanetComm, the Thai partner of PlayBox Technology.

PlayBox Technology high-definition playout system in operation at MCOT, Thailand

“MCOT were impressed by the stability and multi-format capabilities of the PlayBox Technology AirBox playout server as well as the system’s ease of use,” comments PlanetComm Technical Manager, Natthaphol. “MCOT needed to handle MOV files from Sony XDCAM422 sources as well as high definition MXF and standard definition DV25 MOV content. The solution we have provided exactly matches the requirements of the channel’s fully file-based workflow.”

“The system we have installed comprises ten AirBox high-definition servers configured as five main and five backup. We have also integrated five CaptureBox dual channel HD servers, five TitleBox character generators, a Multi Playout Manager and an AlarmBox. Reliable post-sale technical support and the potential for future system expansion are obviously key requirements for any modern broadcast playout system. We are able to meet all these requirements from our own Bangkok headquarters.”