Arena Television installs Lawo SMART solution in new OB truck

Arena Television has extended its reliance on Lawo broadcast technology

Arena Television has installed Lawo’s System Monitoring and Realtime Telemetry Solution (SMART) for broadcast networks in its latest IP-based OB truck. The company is already an extensive user of the vendor-agnostic Lawo VSM IP broadcast control system to establish comprehensive unified workflows across the trucks’ all-IP infrastructure.

With vsmSOUL, VSM introduces IP orchestration alongside traditional control functionality, such as vsmTally in a single, fully integrated solution.

Lawo’s SMART range includes the smartDASH System Monitoring and Realtime Telemetry, vendor-agnostic enterprise software for network and media visibility across an all-IP, all-SDI or hybrid WAN/LAN broadcast infrastructure, and the smartSCOPE Deep Packet Inspection & Network Analyzer, a media-agnostic, high-density 24/7 analysis platform for IP flows in live production and delivery. smartDASH provides a complete overview of a network and media streams. smartDASH derives media network data, comprehensively documents network and supporting infrastructure. smartSCOPE processes data packets for service compliance and analyzes the condition of the delivery network for clear demarcation between delivery and processing, reducing ‘meantime to repair’.

“With the purchase of SMART, Arena Television now have a unique capability to extensively monitor and control our equipment while realising significant operational benefits,” said Dafydd Rees, deputy director of operations at Arena Television. “One of the challenges that we intend to solve using SMART is offering operators an ability to easily monitor IP media streams across the IP network. It will plug the gap between traditional, well understood, video and audio monitoring tools and network switch monitoring, coalescing the two in a simple dashboard and providing unique insight into the media streams as they pass through the network. It will also allow engineers to proactively detect and diagnoses faults before they occur thereby further increasing the quality of the service that we provide to our customers.”

Arena will demonstrate the truck, with SMART installed and working, at IBC later this week, on stand 9.A02

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