Jasco provides NEXIS solution upgrade to Mauritius Broadcast Corporation
Wed, 27 Sep 2017 10:18
Jasco, smart technology and ICT solutions partner, has successfully upgraded the
Mauritius Broadcast Corporations (MBC) existing media workflow and collaboration
platform by upgrading their current AVIDNEXIS Pro storage to a Nexis E4 storage
solution. This upgrade enables MBC to connect their team, share media and
sequences and work together on the same projects in real-time with a far greater
media storage capacity than that which they had before.
MBC is the national public broadcaster of the Republic of Mauritius and is dependent
on reliable broadcast technology in order to provide efficient and seamless viewing to
their viewers. A growing customer base and subsequent demand for High Definition
(HD) media created the challenge of requiring additional storage for the purpose of
HD video and photo production. As AVIDs distributor and integrator within the
Southern Africa and East Africa Regions, Jasco was the natural partner to provide a
solution to answer MBCs need for greater capacity.
Suraj Gopaul, coordinator: broadcast technology at MBC says, As we look to
providing our market with higher quality productions, our need for storage and real-
time collaboration grew and we found our existing solution - while sufficient for our
earlier needs - simply wasnt capable of handling the workload anymore.
Gopaul elaborates, In addition to storage we also required a system that allowed for
high speed delivery and flexibility. The new solution provides us with the capability
and bandwidth to create and deliver higher volumes of high-resolution content more
easily. Our teams can now also share projects and collaborate, eliminating the time
wasted moving files between systems while speeding up our turnaround time.
Features and benefits of the NEXIS E4include:
accelerated production due to easier management and sharing of media, and
the ability to reallocate bandwidth
add or remove storage capacity
dynamically resize workspace
increase or decrease media protection quickly due to intuitive software tools
real-time SD, HD, 2K and 4K media performance and streaming in editing-
a user-friendly platform, for both maintenance and system use
MBC previously used a smaller version of the NEXIS product, however, Gopaul says
that they had outgrown the original system and this was the motivator behind the
expansion to E4. He adds, Our older systems required multi IP connections at the
back and thus in-depth knowledge of IP and technological familiarity with the
hardware for maintenance purposes was necessary. The NEXIS Pro and E4 have much
simpler functionality and are easier to maintain as they only have a single IP
connection point and a far more user-friendly interface and troubleshooting process.
Paul Divall, MD at Jasco intelligent technologies says, We have been working with
MBC for several years now and understand not only the nature of the industry, but
also the specific requirement of MBCs unique environment and needs. When MBC
approached us with their particular challenge we assessed their requirement and the
NEXIS E4 upgrade was the obvious solution.
We trust Jasco to know what works for our business and have received nothing but
excellent products, service and support from them over the past 13 years. I have
never been disappointed with Jasco. They are ahead of the technology curve always
innovating and introducing new and exciting products for our space. This NEXIS E4
solution is just another seamless integration that we have experienced with Jasco,