Jasco showcases innovative broadcast and production solutions at MediaTech 2015

Jasco Broadcast Solutions, a pioneer in designing, installing, and maintaining a complete broadcast technology portfolio, will be showcasing a variety of innovative solutions for broadcasters of all sizes at MediaTech Africa 2015.

“MediaTech is the only event of its kind for the southern African market, and for broadcast integrators such as Jasco it is the ideal platform for us to showcase our solution offerings. Since the event is well attended by our customers, it offers us the opportunity to highlight our new products and solutions. It also affords us the chance to demonstrate how these solutions help meet the unique challenges faced by broadcasters today, helping local organisations deliver world-class content offerings,” says Paul Divall, managing director of broadcast solutions at the Jasco Group.

At the event, Jasco will have a number of products on demonstration at their dedicated stand, and will have experts from each of the vendors available to answer questions on the products. Products available include Avid Media Composer Version 8, Avid Interplay and Media Central, the latest Canon offerings, ClearCom communication solutions, FrontPorch Digital Media Archiving solutions from Oracle, and VizRT graphics solutions. Hands-on demonstrations will enable attendees to see exactly how the solutions work.

One of the product highlights is the innovative new Avid ISIS|1000 shared storage solution. The ISIS|1000 brings small production teams the same collaborative power of other Avid ISIS solutions, proven on blockbuster films and prime time television, at a price they can afford. ISIS|1000 costs 50% less than the ISIS|5500 solution, which was previously Avid’s entry level shared storage solution. It offers a total of 16TB of usable storage in a single 2U rack mountable form factor, which is fully scalable for expansion as requirements grow. With 300 MB/s bandwidth per storage engine, the ISIS|1000 enables up to 24 editors, assistants and loggers to access and utilise the system simultaneously. It integrates fully with all other Avid solutions such as Media Composer, Interplay and Media Central, as well as third party editors like Adobe Premiere and Apple Final Cut Pro.

In addition, as Sony’s largest professional reseller in Southern Africa, Jasco will be partnering with Sony on their stand at the show. Jasco Broadcast Solutions will have a Sony expert on hand to help demonstrate the various available products and solutions. Jasco will also be represented each day in the Presentation Zone, offering talks on a variety of topics including Avid Media Composer, Avid Media Central and Interplay, and VizRT graphics solutions.

“The local broadcast market is currently incredibly dynamic, and we are seeing rapid increase in the number of production houses as more and more television channels emerge demanding content. As digital terrestrial television begins to see increased rollout, there will be an even greater demand for high quality local content. At the same time, technology has become more affordable and accessible to more people, further fuelling growth in this market. We are looking forward to showcasing our solutions for all sizes of broadcaster at MediaTech 2015, and particularly products geared toward enabling the growth and proliferation of smaller production houses,” Divall concludes.

Taking place from 15 to 17 July 2015 at the Dome in Northgate, Johannesburg, the biennial MediaTech event is the largest media and entertainment technology trade show for southern Africa. Visit Jasco at stand G17 to discover how integrated broadcast technology will drive local content provision forward to a world-class standard.

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