KRNV Upgrades Reno Facilities With New NVerzion Hardware Platform
SALT LAKE CITY — Nov. 29, 2011 — NVerzion, a leading provider of cutting-edge tools for digital broadcasting and television station automation, today announced that KRNV, the NBC-affiliated station in Reno, Nev., has upgraded its facilities to include the latest NVerzion hardware platform to complement the station's state-of-the-art NVerzion playout automation software system. The upgrade allows KRNV to benefit from the latest NVerzion advancements, including implementation of a new Windows® 7 operating system, and experience more precise control over equipment on the network for overall improved facility workflow.
Part of Intermountain West Communications Company, KRNV has been using NVerzion technology since 2003. NVerzion automation was a key component in the station's transition to HD in 2006, and combined with an Omneon media server, the NVerzion system has provided KRNV with a stable, reliable system capable of delivering master control commercial and program playout for five independent on-air transmission channels. The recently completed automation hardware upgrade ensures long-term compatibility with the playout servers.
The NVerzion upgrade included the latest Ethernet Machine Control (EMC) hardware/software solution to enable management and control of all the system elements via a network-based protocol that links the operator to the workflow. The EMC allows multiple applications to utilize any machine in the network and each EMC can control up to 16 devices. The new equipment from NVerzion will provide KRNV with a fail-safe environment along with a more efficient operational workflow.
"We have been using equipment from NVerzion for more than seven years now and the solution has proven to be exactly what we needed: an extremely stable system capable of delivering our product to air non-stop with great reliability," said John Finkbohner, operations manager at KRNV. "The NVerzion team has always patiently listened to our requests and worked with us collaboratively to develop and implement the solutions that would work best for us."