sonoVTS and STRYME bring Zambian Parliament live to the people


Last Updated: November 28, 2017 11:43 am GMT
(Munich, Germany--November 28, 2017) sonoVTS, the Munich-based provider of System Design and Integration; Equipment Rental and Operations; Service and Consulting and distribution of professional products, today announced that along with STRYME, a long-term supplier of the Austrian Broadcast Corporation (ORF) an internationally renowned broadcast solutions expert, devised a user-friendly state-of-the-art solution for Parliament Television to enable live debate broadcasts from the National Assembly of Zambia.

With financial support from Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KFW) in Germany and consultation provided by MCI Berlin, the Parliament Television project setup includes cameras installed on the walls of the Parliament Chamber and in three conference rooms. Live debates from these four locations are now recorded simultaneously using a STRYME 4-in Multi-Cam Ingest solution. Part of the Press Gallery was turned into a TV studio that was equipped with a GENESIX VideoServer, complete with Master Control and Playout Automation.

Michael Jaehnel, Head of Project Sales at sonoVTS, said, “We partnered with STRYME because their durable and reliable solutions are high-tech, yet reasonably priced. The GENESIX VideoServer is a real asset for the Zambian government. Parliament TV now benefits from top quality made in Austria and a failsafe, versatile, and user-friendly solution.”

Four ultra-fast ingest channels capture and record all live clips locally on the GENESIX VideoServer. The GENESIX Transfer Manager simultaneously transports and records these clips and metadata – using Transfer While Capture – to a third-party archive (Proxy, from VITEC) where they are stored for one month in HD quality. After expiry of the storage period, clips and metadata are moved to a tape library.

STRYME CEO Goce Zdravkoski said, “Our challenge was to streamline and optimize the client’s workflows with a tailor-made, flexible, and future-proof set-up. Today’s requirements should anticipate and meet tomorrow’s needs. We were honoured to join sonoVTS in this high-profile project and provide the National Assembly of Zambia with a sophisticated, fully equipped GENESIX VideoServer.”

Using the GENESIX Playlist Scheduler, planning, setting up, arranging, editing, and scheduling a playlist or enhancing it with graphics material from the clip files stored on the GENESIX VideoServer is easy. The Playout Automation module takes care of everything else: it automatically broadcasts parliamentary debates, events, and celebrations as scheduled, and, if needed, on a 24/7 basis.

Of course, the GENESIX VideoServer comes with different recording functions, especially those required by the client, such as Crash/Scheduled/Loop as part of the real-time ingest, and is compatible with different codecs (XDCAM HD, ProRes, DNxHD or XAVC). Integrating the GENESIX VideoServer into third-party systems or adding new material is effortless.


About sonoVTS
sonoVTS is a leader in the broadcast industry, offering system design & integration, equipment rental & operations, service & consulting and distribution of the professional HDQLINE broadcast displays. sonoVTS GmbH is a German company with more than 30 years of experience in all areas of the broadcasting market. We are headquartered in Munich, Germany with offices in Frankfurt, Cologne and Hohenkammer as well as international subsidiaries in Austria and the USA. sonoVTS currently employs over 120 employees across our various production and manufacturing facilities. Our departments include in-house product manufacturing and project manufacturing, with electrics, mechanics, carpentry and cable technology, which work together to successfully build and realise our customer’s projects to the highest quality standards. We are also the manufacturer of the HDQLINE displays, our successful broadcast display product line. Our experience enables us to provide you with professional advice and services based on standard requirements or customisation.

Located in Vienna, STRYME has been providing and developing tailored professional broadcast and automation solutions for small, medium-sized and specialized broadcasters for more than a decade. The Austrian market leader is known for uncompromising quality and reliable out-of-the box solutions that simplify, speed up and optimize daily broadcast workflows. When video server reliability matters most, STRYME is the right choice. As a long-term supplier of the Austrian Broadcast Corporation (ORF), STRYME is a renowned and trusted industry partner. The company has implemented a wide range of different projects, locally in Austria and internationally, in Germany, Switzerland, Slovakia, Italy, Russia or South Korea.

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