Singapore's ITE Selects SoftCast for its new Broadcast & Media Technology Course

Ideal Systems announced today that the Institute of Technical Education in Singapore (ITE) has selected and deployed its SoftCast Technology Platform as a key technology underpinning its new full time Higher Nitec in Broadcast & Media Technology course

Ideal Systems announced today that the Institute of Technical Education in Singapore (ITE) has selected and deployed its SoftCast Technology Platform as a key technology underpinning its new full time Higher Nitec in Broadcast & Media Technology course.

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The new course has just commenced with forty students for a start, at the ITE College Central in Singapore. These initial students are expected to graduate in March 2017. The course is taught in a purpose-built training room that can accommodate all students at their own designated workstations that replicate the current technologies in use at modern television broadcast facilities.

Alan Teo, Senior Lecturer Broadcast and Media Technology at ITE School of Electronics and Info-Comm Technology

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The syllabus utilises a number of modules from the SoftCast system which help teach ITE students a broad spectrum of up-to-the-minute broadcast technology skills including, Media Ingest, Channel Scheduling and Traffic, Media Asset Management (MAM), managing metadata, media asset archiving, asset editing, TV Channel Master Control, Channel Automation, Playlist management and Playout with graphics, logo’s and CGs.

L-R SingYee Lee, Fong Yuk Seng and Adrian Tan from Ideal Systems setting up the SoftCast System at ITE

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The broadcast training system, built on site by Ideal Systems is a full end-to-end broadcast grade built with software-based systems and the standard hardware elements from a broadcast facility such as DA’s, IRD’s, video routers, waveform monitors.

SingYee Lee SoftCast product manager with the students

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“We choose the SoftCast Technology system because it is an effective way to train our students in a wide variety of the skills they will need to work in a modern broadcast facility. There is a lot of pressure on TV channel technicians at today’s broadcasters with many channels operating On-Air 24/7, and many have live sports and breaking news events, so it’s great to be able to train new technicians in an off-air but fully simulated environment, which has the pressure and fear of making On-Air mistakes removed. Our new training room at ITE is, in fact, like a giant aircraft flight simulator.

Inagural Class Members for the new Higher NITEC Certificate course in Broadcast & Media Technology

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However, in our case it can fit forty pilots within the cockpit,” said Ms Neng Rashidah Hussain, Section Head, Broadcast & Media Technology, School of Electronics & Info-Comm Technology, ITE College Central.

About Ideal Systems
Ideal Systems, Asia’s largest broadcast systems integrator and is a multinational organization providing innovative media and design solutions to sectors, including broadcasting, telecoms, and media. Ideal Systems provides services that range from systems consultancy and design conceptualization to systems deployment and support of broadcast systems, facilities and studios.
SoftCast Technology is the product division of Ideal Systems, based in Singapore. Launched in 2014 SoftCast provides Software based products for News, Automation, Playout and MAM and already has multiple deployments in Singapore, Japan, USA, India and Malaysia.
Ideal Systems Group have eleven regional offices in nine countries across Asia. The company employs over 200 staff members in its offices in Hong Kong (Head Quarters), China, Taiwan, India, Japan, Singapore (S.E.A. Head Quarters), Thailand, Indonesia, and Malaysia.

About ITE
The Institute of Technical Education (ITE) is a post-secondary education institution established in 1992 under the Ministry of Education. As a principal provider of career and technical education, and a key developer of national occupational skills certification and standards, ITE's Mission is to create opportunities for students and adult learners to acquire skills, knowledge and values for employability and lifelong learning. ITE's Vision is to be A Trailblazer in Career and Technical Education. Our Values are Integrity, Teamwork, Excellence and Care. ITE comprises the ITE Headquarters and three ITE Colleges - College Central, College East and College West.

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