NVerzion and KSL-TV Win Broadcast Engineering Excellence Award
SALT LAKE CITY — April 1, 2013 —NVerzion, a leading provider of cutting-edge tools for digital broadcasting and television station automation, today announced that the company's installation at KSL-TV was awarded "Best Station Automation" in Broadcast Engineering magazine's annual Excellence Awards contest, which honors innovation, high-quality design, and construction in broadcast facilities. The winning entry depicted how KSL-TV in Salt Lake City recently deployed an end-to-end NVerzion automation system for a more streamlined, file-based operation and guaranteed redundancy of the station's main, backup, and archive devices.
"KSL and NVerzion are honored to receive this prestigious award from Broadcast Engineering," said Reed Haslam, director of sales and marketing at NVerzion. "NVerzion has been the trusted technology partner of KSL for many years based on the operational efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and continuity our end-to-end automation systems bring to their broadcast operations. This installation is an excellent model for stations that want to deliver a higher quality on-air presentation."
Broadcast Engineering's Excellence Awards contest features state-of-the-art facilities in eight categories, encompassing everything from new RF and HD studio technology to station automation and post facilities. The winning entries are voted for online by readers. KSL-TV and NVerzion will be honored with an awards plaque during a special ceremony at the 2013 NAB Show, and the winning entry will be showcased in more depth in the March NAB edition of Broadcast Engineering.
The new automation platform at KSL-TV is based on NVerzion's CLASS (Component Level Automation Systems Solution) concept, which offers redundancy and guaranteed integration with the station's existing third-party technology. Utilizing the end-to-end, file-based automation system, KSL-TV can handle content from a wide range of delivery systems, as well as other equipment — such as media servers and master control switchers — to manage content more efficiently for the main station, a separate Comcast feed, local independent station KJZZ, and the Live Well Network, which KSL-TV broadcasts as a digital subchannel.