Telkom Indonesia is an Indonesian multinational telecommunications conglomerate with major businesses in broadcasting, multimedia, telephony, internet and data communications. After privatisation in 1995, Telkom Indonesia became the nation’s largest telecommunication service provider by subscribers. Recently, as part of their continued expansion the company issued an RFP for a multi-channel playout system as part of a new master control room build. After an extensive evaluation process, Magna Systems & Engineering was chosen as the successful tenderer for their new expansion project.
Telkom Indonesia’s Head of Usee TV Master Control Room, Yosh Ramadhanul (pictured), said, “We use the new comprehensive solution from Magna for ingest, QC, on air and archiving. Magna successfully integrated our existing BMS to our new MAM and MCR, so the system runs seamlessly and we are very happy with the end-to-end MAM and MCR as one single solution that Magna provided. Also, Magna’s team has extensive knowledge of the various products we need and use and Magna always provides the very best support.”
Explaining how the new system came to be Magna Systems Jakarta-based Senior Pre Sales Engineer, Maulana Alamsyah, said, “This was a major RFP which included requirements for multi-channel playout, media asset management, routers, infrastructure and archiving. Telkom Indonesia wanted to significantly expand their news, kids and sports channels so this new playout solution was critical to their expansion plans.”
Despite the many challenges of working in a Covid world, including full remote installation, integration and commissioning of software, Magna supplied and installed an Imagine Versio multi-channel playout solution, Imagine routers and DAs, Masstech archiving and VizRT media asset management (MAM).
Alamsyah continued, “Telkom Indonesia’s existing playout system was a basic solution without a great deal of functionality. The new solution we installed now gives them DVE, advanced graphics, advanced audio processing and overall a next generation and state of the art playout system. As a result they now have the features and capability to enhance their channel presentation and include MAM and archiving into a streamlined efficient workflow.”
The new solution supplied by Magna helps Telkom Indonesia control all aspects of their workflow from traffic, to creating assets for TVCs, through planning, the creation of a channel playlist and final playout.”
Alamsyah added, “All data and metadata is now submitted automatically to the MAM and MCR. If there are any errors or discrepancies the system will automatically alert the operator who can then amend the issue. The MAM pushes the clips to the Versio playout system whilst the operator does the final checks to make sure the content is ready to go on air. The new system also enables the MCR operator to create DVE and graphics as required.”
With the new playout system performing effectively and seamlessly the playlist is also automatically monitored and sent to the Broadcast Management System (BMS) for an additional layer of efficiency.
Maulana Alamsyah concluded, “With the new playout, MAM and archiving solution all data and metadata is now automatically updated in real-time. This includes all information contained in the traffic playout workflow. As a channel playout system the new solution installed at Telkom Indonesia is an incredibly smooth, seamless and efficient process.”