KCSM Reduces Time & Expenses to Produce With Harmonic

The Harmonic platform has enabled KCSM to streamline its operation reducing the time and expense required to produce and take programming to air.

Looking for robust playout and storage

Among the top values to which KCSM is committed, in addition to being a leading public television broadcaster, is the exploration and use of new technology to enhance the lives of its constituents.
With the goal of improving the services it offers viewers, KCSM planned to move its proven operational model into the era of digital television, HD and distributed media.
In addition to boosting video quality from SD to HD, the upgrade was intended to eliminate costs associated with cumbersome tape-based workflows; streamline the production workflow through faster, easier media access; and establish an infrastructure capable of supporting the new distribution and acquisition formats of public broadcasting, local public television and the community college system.

LOOKING FOR ROBUST PLAYOUT AND STORAGE

Among the top values to which KCSM is committed, in addition to being a leading public television broadcaster, is the exploration and use of new technology to enhance the lives of its constituents.
With the goal of improving the services it offers viewers, KCSM planned to move its proven operational model into the era of digital television, HD and distributed media.
In addition to boosting video quality from SD to HD, the upgrade was intended to eliminate costs associated with cumbersome tape-based workflows; streamline the production workflow through faster, easier media access; and establish an infrastructure capable of supporting the new distribution and acquisition formats of public broadcasting, local public television and the community college system.
The Play-by-Play

KCSM deployed Harmonic infrastructure to support HD services, enable a file-based workflow, and streamline overall operations. Harmonic MediaGrid provides central nearline storage for playout and production.

Harmonic MediaDeck system supports live production while the upgraded Spectrum server supports SD/HD playout and the Harmonic ProBrowse system allows fast, convenient access to content by more users.

The newly enhanced Harmonic media storage and processing platform at KCSM has enabled a shift away from videotape-based operations and toward fully digital and HD-capable operations without the need to invest in a new server system.

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KCSM gets results

The newly enhanced Harmonic media storage and processing platform at KCSM has enabled a shift away from videotape-based operations and toward fully digital and HD-capable
operations without the need to invest in a new server system.
The Harmonic platform, delivered by systems integrator Advanced Systems Group, is enabling KCSM to digitize its existing videotape library; to acquire, store and broadcast both SD and HD video; and to access all of its video assets much faster and with much greater ease and convenience.
In addition to providing a more stable, reliable and convenient solution for media ingest, storage and playout, the Harmonic platform has enabled KCSM to streamline its overall operation and significantly reduce the time and expense required to produce and take programming to air.

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