JAKARTA, INDONESIA – NET, one of Indonesia’s leading television channels, has invested in a latest-generation Octopus 8.1 newsroom computer system. This replaces a third-party system which was leased on a subscription basis.

The project was unusually challenging as it had to be completed within a time window of just two weeks before the existing NRCS subscription expired. Octopus Newsroom’s European and Asian teams joined forces and rose to the challenge.

Installation and configuration of the new system were all completed successfully and on schedule, including integration with NET’s playout, graphics and teleprompter equipment while the station was still on air. An additional essential elements of the project was the conversion of the news media archive to ensure seamless accessibility from Octopus. Last but not least was the process of newsroom staff training.