Singtel selects SoftCast to add resilience to playout

DetailsJoseph O'Halloran | 16 June 2015

Singapore telco Singtel has embarked on an ambitious plan to expand and enhance the playout capabilities for its IPTV offering.

SingTel High Res LogoAt the heart of the deployment is an Ideal Systems turnkey multi-channel playout diversity system for broadcast business continuity planning on Singtel TV based on the SoftCast Technology platform.

The multi-channel HD offering incorporates multiple channels of SC-AutoPlay for HD channel-in-a-box automation and playout. This also includes integrated CG graphics and subtitles and multiple channels of SC-Ingest running under the control of the SoftCast media asset management module, SC-MAM.

All of the modules run on standard Dell workstations and servers, and the solution has redundant Dell Force10 network switches to connect to the Titanium Z60 NAS from SmallTree for secure content storage. Ideal Systems is building the system using baseband glue and infrastructure from Evertz, which includes master clock and sync pulse generators, re-clocking distribution amplifiers, and frame synchronisers.