The MediaFire ASI Supports Splicing of MPEG2 Media for Direct Feeds to Cable or Transmitter

Gainesville, FL, May 20, 2009 – Digital Broadcast, a leading producer of master control and newsroom automation products, is now offering a full ASI version of its well-established MediaFire Automated Server System.

The system provides ingest of compressed ASI output from digital satellite receivers. It requires no decoding to baseband and re-encoding in to the MediaFire Video Server. The versatile MediaFire ASI input supports MPEG-2 compressed ASI transport streams as SPTS (single program transport streams) and MPTS (multi program transport streams). The ASI input integrates with MediaFire’s Automated Scheduled Record (ASR) feature which allows feeds to be selected via time of day scheduling. The ASI input includes the ability to capture user-selectable program IDs and user-selectable audio streams.

The MediaFire ASI Playout provides multichannel master control splicing of MPEG2 media for direct feeds to cable or a transmitter. The MediaFire ASI maintains the streamed MPEG2 input so that no baseband switching or keying is required. With the MediaFire ASI Playout, incoming material is scaled to HD and/or SD as needed and the bitrate is automatically conformed for playout. The system splices the material and selects the output sources according to the MediaFire Automation schedule, thus bypassing the need for a switcher.

MediaFire’s statistical multiplexer, significantly more efficient than a regular muxer, enables simultaneous playout of HD and SD channels as well as multiple HD channels and multiple SD channels. Additionally, the MediaFire ASI Playout provides logo insertion on MPEG2, eliminating the need for a downstream logo inserter.

About Digital Broadcast

DIGITAL BROADCAST offers a premier line of broadcast program and news automation control products including master control automation, newsroom automation, automated media delivery transference, on-air verification, disaster recovery, archiving, and broadcast centralization. Digital Broadcast products feature totally integrated hardware and software and interfaces to the full range of existing station equipment and services. Headquartered in Gainesville, Florida, Digital Broadcast maintains regional offices for the West Coast, Southwest, Southeast, Midwest Northeast and Latin America.

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