Extensive Grass Valley solution for Jordan Radio and Television Corporation
The Jordan Radio and Television Corporation (JRTV) delivers a 24-hour Arabic broadcast as well as an English language service for 21 hours a day and a French language service for 13 hours a day.
In an effort to improve its overall broadcast infrastructure and dependability, JRTV has turned to Grass Valley for new routing, production switching and server technologies. The broadcaster has purchased a solution that includes five 3G-ready K2 Summit transmission client media servers and a master control suite that includes a router and multiviewer controlled by a new Jupiter routing switcher control solution. The installation was managed by systems integrator AVC Al-Waseet, located in Amman, Jordan, and his partner, Hannu Pro of Latvia.
“We’re a full-time operation with live news being broadcasted in several different languages, so the reliability and performance of our technology is crucial to the success of our station. Grass Valley helped us put together a unique combination of products that give us the confidence to distribute news around the clock without worrying about failure. The power, speed and overall dependability of their product lines is truly unmatched,” said Khalaf Al-Khawaldeh, director of engineering, JRTV.
At its core, the K2 Summit transmission client is built for mission-critical operations by delivering 24/7/365 reliability with two bidirectional channels and two playout channels, upgradable to three. Jupiter routing control combines hardware and software that gives JRTV full management of all its devices with the simple touch of a button on the Jupiter network. Jupiter interfaces with the master control switcher to give JRTV a range of flexibility, including the ability for up to eight on-air keys and four audio voiceovers, as well as support for a multitude of audio channels and branding sources.
“The need for more flexible and higher-quality broadcast systems is continually on the rise, especially in the Middle East where the market is seeing considerable growth,” commented Said Bacho, senior vice president, sales, EMEA, Grass Valley. “We’re delighted to work with JRTV to improve their services with technologies that are reliable and perform to an exceptional standard. In this ever-changing broadcast landscape, it’s important that our customers are on the leading edge with their solutions, and our deal with JRTV is a perfect example of how we execute that plan.”