09 July 2015
Broadcast Solutions, a pioneer in designing, installing, and maintaining a
complete broadcast technology portfolio, will be showcasing a variety of innovative
solutions for broadcasters of all sizes at MediaTech Africa 2015.
is the only event of its kind for the southern African market, and for
broadcast integrators such as Jasco it is the ideal platform for us to showcase
our solution offerings. Since the event is well attended by our customers, it
offers us the opportunity to highlight our new products and solutions. It also
affords us the chance to demonstrate how these solutions help meet the unique
challenges faced by broadcasters today, helping local organisations deliver
world-class content offerings,” says Paul Divall, Managing Director of
Broadcast Solutions at the Jasco Group.
the event, Jasco will have a number of products on demonstration at their
dedicated stand, and will have experts from each of the vendors available to
answer questions on the products. Products available include Avid Media
Composer Version 8, Avid Interplay and Media Central, the latest Canon
offerings, ClearCom communication solutions, FrontPorch Digital Media Archiving
solutions from Oracle, and VizRT graphics solutions. Hands-on demonstrations
will enable attendees to see exactly how the solutions work.
of the product highlights is the innovative new Avid ISIS|1000 shared storage
solution. The ISIS|1000 brings small production teams the same collaborative
power of other Avid ISIS solutions, proven on blockbuster films and prime time
television, at a price they can afford. ISIS|1000 costs 50% less than the
ISIS|5500 solution, which was previously Avid’s entry level shared storage
solution. It offers a total of 16TB of usable storage in a single 2U rack
mountable form factor, which is fully scalable for expansion as requirements
grow. With 300 MB/s bandwidth per storage engine, the ISIS|1000 enables up to
24 editors, assistants and loggers to access and utilise the system simultaneously.
It integrates fully with all other Avid solutions such as Media Composer,
Interplay and Media Central, as well as third party editors like Adobe Premiere and Apple Final Cut Pro.
addition, as Sony’s largest professional reseller in Southern Africa, Jasco
will be partnering with Sony on their stand at the show. Jasco Broadcast
Solutions will have a Sony expert on hand to help demonstrate the various
available products and solutions. Jasco will also be represented each day in
the Presentation Zone, offering talks on a variety of topics including Avid
Media Composer, Avid Media Central and Interplay, and VizRT graphics solutions.
local broadcast market is currently incredibly dynamic, and we are seeing rapid
increase in the number of production houses as more and more television
channels emerge demanding content. As digital terrestrial television begins to
see increased rollout, there will be an even greater demand for high quality
local content. At the same time, technology has become more affordable and
accessible to more people, further fuelling growth in this market. We are
looking forward to showcasing our solutions for all sizes of broadcaster at
MediaTech 2015, and particularly products geared toward enabling the growth and
proliferation of smaller production houses,” Divall concludes.
place from 15 to 17 July 2015 at the Dome in Northgate, Johannesburg, the
biennial MediaTech event is the largest media and entertainment technology
trade show for southern Africa. Visit Jasco at stand G17 to discover how
integrated broadcast technology will drive local content provision forward to a