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WMFE-TV Utilizes Sundance Digital Titan SoftwareTitan is a highly-scalable automation system (February 24, 2006)
When WMFE-TV, the PBS affiliate in Orlando evaluated automation systems as part of their master control upgrade, the ongoing costs for annual technical support were of critical concern. While all broadcasters want to control spending, PBS stations work on fixed budgets and must control operating costs.
Mike Simmons, Director of Engineering for WMFE assessed numerous automation companies before choosing Sundance Digital and its Titan. "Some of the other providers required a fairly high percentage of the original purchase price every year just for support. That would have been a disaster for us. Sundance had a much better plan, easier to live with over the long term and their technical support has been very good. They stay with you and work with you."
WMFE-TV, a community owned station reaches the Orlando/ Daytona Beach / Melbourne Florida markets with a 24/7 analog channel, and a digital service from seven AM to midnight. The recently installed Titan configuration presently drives seven channels and controls a SeaChange video server, an Nvision router, four BitLink satellite IRDs, six Motorola 4800 series IRDs and six VertigoXmedias.
"When we looked at the features and capacity we needed, it appeared that Titan was the best size and fit for us. There are some significant expansion possibilities and Titan has the ability to scale-up. You just add boxes," said Simmons.
Titan is a highly-scalable automation system able to control many hundreds of channels in a facility or remotely manage playlists at multiple geographically separated locations.
About Sundance Digital Inc.
Sundance Digital, marking its twelfth successful business year in 2006, is headquartered in the metropolitan Dallas, Texas area. The Company is an award-winning provider of high-performance television automation solutions. Sundance Digital has a strong commitment to technology, deep roots in all aspects of television, and is highly customer focused. Technical support is available "live" on a 24x7 basis from a team of highly skilled, broadcast-trained engineers. Additional information about Sundance products is available at www.SundanceDigital.com.
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