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Televicentro automates their news production system with VSN

Televicentro Schematic Drawing

The Honduran broadcaster is putting up a new digital HD infrastructure with VSN coveringthe Ingest, Content management, News production and Master Control areas.

Pioneering the HD introduction in Honduras

The TV broadcaster leader in Honduras, Televicentro, plans on launching their new highdefinition News Production Center by the end of May or beginning of June.

Pioneering the HD introduction in Honduras, Televicentro is preparing the transition. 'Our ideais to consolidate in one single step the move from analogue to digital and the transitiontowards HD in one single step', states Rafael Villeda, Executive VP of Televicentro. 'That's whywe decided to move towards HD production first'.

For their HD News Production, Televicentro entrusted VSN with the full management of theirworkflow, which includes a 4-channel automation system (vsnmulticom), an automated ingestsolution (vsnautorec), a 4-In/8-Out video server, 15 clients for their newsroom and acompliance recording system for their four main channels. All of it based on VSN's storage andnetwork architecture, thus guaranteeing a full integration of their systems with other thirdpartysolutions and technology such as Sony and Miranda. The new full HD News Center is partof the expansion that Televicentro plans on developing in other areas of the channel.

The technological change in Latin America demands solutions in every field. VSN is activelyworking on the area in order to cover these needs and, thanks to the close cooperation withtheir dealers, has already participated in several relevant projects such as Televicentro.

About VSN

VSN (Video Stream Networks, S.L.) offers broadcasters and media companies the most complete end-to-endautomation solution currently available. Vsn systems include ingest, MAM, video servers, graphics, newsroom,network editing, teleprompter, playout, archive, master automation, smsTV and legal compliance. Off-the-shelfhardware, standard software and smart workflows conform a modular and expandable automation platform thatincreases efficiency and production, while decreasing the running costs.
VSN optimizes the entire workflow of a TV station by building a fully automated tapeless TV station with trulyintegrated applications. The company develops more than 50 modular and expandable solutions for a digital andprofitable production infrastructure. Over 900 customers in 80 countries are operating VSN systems today on 24/7basis.