MEDIA BROADCAST: Integration of control centers completed
(14/04/2010) MEDIA BROADCAST, leading European full-service provider in the broadcasting and media industry, has completed the integration of its control centers in Frankfurt (Broacast Net Management Center) and Usingen (Service Center Satellite). Bundling its service capacities in the new, centralized Network Operation Center (NOC) at Usingen location, MEDIA BROADCAST establishes a forward-looking and modern control office for advanced network management. The fusion of the control centers had been completed within two months. Parallel operating, redundant network components always secured smooth broadcasting services for clients and partners of MEDIA BROADCAST. The NOC entered into 24/7 regular operation after successful closure of all relevant tests.
New Network Operation Center in Usingen serves as control office for advanced network management
Actually, the MEDIA BROADCAST Network Operation Center is one of the most modern control centers for advanced network management. As a first, the NOC offers a matrix-based service- and analyze-system with flexible access to more than one hundred local control- and monitoring PCs. Besides the optimized technical supervision of all MEDIA BRAODCAST networks the NOC also ramps up the assembling of video, audio and data service-networks.
„Reliability and innovation are one of the central hallmarks of MEDIA BROADCAST. By integrating our control centers into one centralized Network Operation Center, we significantly optimize our service management“, Helmut Egenbauer, CEO of MEDIA BROADCAST stated.
On its Usingen location, MEDIA BROADCAST operates in broadcasting modus more than 40 Ku- and C-band antennas as well as further teleports based in Berlin and Cologne. Positioned in the centre of Europe, most Asian and South American regions can be addressed. Focus of activities are worldwide on Corporate Satellite Services, Housing Services, SCPC-connections to Africa and Eastern Europe and complete network services via VSAT platforms. 24/7 operation of the Usingen teleport assures continuous technical support for clients and partners of MEDIA BROADCAST.
Usingen Central Data
• based 35 km northern to Frankfurt/Main
• more than 100 Tx/Rx antennas with 2.4 m to 19 m diameter (Ku and C-Band)
• mobile Ku-/K-Band antennas
• coverage 76° East to 60° west
• 1.400.000 m² total area
• service availability of >99.95 % for years
• redundant 20 kV mean voltage network on site
• uninterruptible power supply (1.3 MW) based on battery buffers and modern diesel engine
• all areas fitted with air condition, fire alarm and antenna heating systems
About MEDIA BROADCAST
MEDIA BROADCAST is Europe’s biggest full-service provider in the broadcasting and media industry. As part of its core business, the company manages, installs and operates multimedia transmission platforms for television and radio, based on state-of-the-art broadcasting, cable and satellite networks, both nationally and around the globe. MEDIA BROADCAST is part of the TDF Group and fully supports around 850 national and 110 international customers: Public and commercial broadcasters, TV and radio production companies, international broadcasters and network operators, media organizations and the cinema industry. The portfolio comprises nearly all kind of services within the broadcast process chain, as production, content management and transmission.