eTech Automates Eight Ohio PBS Affiliates with NVERZION

August 22, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (August 22, 2007) – NVERZION, a leading provider of digital broadcasting and television station automation solutions, today announced that the eTech Ohio Commission, a national leader in educational technology access and integration serving Ohio's public television stations, public radio stations and radio reading services, has added a customized suite of NVERZION content distribution and automation solutions. These solutions will support the implementation of edge media servers at each of Ohio’s eight PBS affiliates including: WBGU, WCET, WGTE, WNEO, WOSU, WOUB, WPTD and WVIZ.

Beyond backup automation, NVERZION’s unique content distribution architecture provides an effective method of managing and distributing content between eTech Ohio and each affiliate, and between the affiliates themselves. By efficiently facilitating the transfer of large A/V files through their fiber optic network, eTech Ohio is implementing innovative solutions to meet the needs of their affiliates. At eTech Ohio’s network operations center, two NVERZION NTime solutions manage all time-based router events and Omneon Video Servers delivers A/V output to the eight affiliates.

“In response to our affiliates’ need for additional program feeds we have been working to implement asynchronous content delivery methods which take advantage of our robust statewide fiber optic network,” said Jillian Froment, Executive Director for eTech Ohio. “As we work to implement edge media servers, we have been working with NVERZION, and other vendors, to ensure that our automation, traffic and media storage systems are able to effectively interoperate to meet the needs of our affiliates.”

Each affiliate has also been provided with an Omneon Media Deck server and NVERZION backup automation software. NVERZION’s NGest product is used to manage the majority of the quality control and trimming of the A/V files and XPlorer is used to provide the station with the ability to manually move data through the storage system for greater control and flexibility. Distribution is managed by NVERZION’s XPansion software. Additionally, the ProTrack traffic system, which is currently in use by the affiliates, has been customized to integrate with NVERZION to allow it to act as the Master system for all content requests.

The solution gives the affiliates the ability to independently and efficiently archive and access files of their choice at the central repository, while assisting eTech Ohio in the management and monitoring of all traffic, content control decisions and content dissemination for greater efficiency and economy.

About eTech
The eTech Ohio Commission is a national leader in advancing learning through technology. Established by the state, eTech Ohio manages a telecommunications network that supports the distribution of educational content and online learning. An innovative resource, eTech Ohio can rapidly react to implement initiatives and technical solutions to support learning.

For more information on eTech Ohio, its programs and affiliates, please visit
or contact Dan Fitzpatrick, Public Affairs Officer, at 614-485-6008

NVERZION provides the tools that make digital broadcasting and television station automation a proven success. NVERZION offers the latest advancements in broadcasting by controlling the equipment that acquires, and distributes broadcast grade content through its progressive software solutions. This software combined with powerful broadcast equipment and engineering experience creates a network of efficient and reliable data control. Every NVERZION product is designed to take the guesswork out of system implementation by being intuitive and simple to use. And NVERZION backs everything they sell with worldwide training, service and support.

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