BH Telecom, a telco in Bosnia and Herzegovina, has invested in PlayBox Technology channel-in-a-box systems for incorporation into its data centre in Sarajevo. The contract was won on an open-tender basis by systems integration company BCH which is itself based in Sarajevo.
“The PlayBox Technology system fits in very well with BH Telecom’s essentially tapeless operation of two new channels for its cable television network,” comments BH Telecom Technical Director Admir Šabić. “It consists of two AirBox channel-in-a-box servers, one for each of two high-definition programme channels, plus Multi-Backup Manager which provides failsafe automatic switchover to a third AirBox if a primary server goes down. The AirBox servers feed a digital video broadcast multiplexer and UDP switch.
“The new servers give BH Telecom the ability to work with a live input stream, adding graphics when needed. AirBox was chosen because it is inherently easy to use, and also easy to expand if additional channels are required in the future. Training was completed in just two days.
The PlayBox Technology AirBox is a content playout and streaming system capable of operating both in standard-definition and high-definition. Designed for 24/7 unattended operation, it can be connected easily to third-party devices. AirBox supports MPEG1/2/H.264, HDV and DV streams from practically any production platform capable of providing AVI, MPEG, MXF, QuickTime or WMV content.