Deliver Your News to the World

Three Indonesian Stations Go On-Air With Sundance Digital’s Fastbreak Automation™


Jakarta, Indonesia (November 14, 2005) -Three stations in Indonesia’s capital city of Jakarta have gone on-air with Sundance Digital FastBreak Automation systems at the core of their operations. All three systems are interfaced with Omneon video servers and Quartz master control switchers.

The stations, ANTV - a national network that selected FastBreak as part of a digital upgrade, and start-up local outlets JAK TV and O Channel have all installed the Sundance automation solution to drive single channel operations. Sundance Digital, Inc.’s FastBreak Automation™ blends the latest in Windows shortcuts and navigation techniques into a highly customizable, automation-centric framework and provides a cost-effective package for individual stations operating one to several channels in their facility.

Roscor Corporation - a leading Chicago-based communications systems integrator - supplied design and build services for all three projects. In addition to controlling the Quartz master control switcher and playout from both VTR and server-based content, ANTV’s fully redundant system drives a SoftNI subtitling system for synchronous playout and live keying of text over digital video.

JAK TV and O Channel, the two local stations, compete for their share of an upscale 4.5 million household audience in the greater Jakarta area.

Equipped with a near identical configuration as ANTV, JAK TV also uses FastBreak to control a Pixel Power character generator for live graphics and subtitling. JAK TV’s programming comes from the U.S., Europe and various Asian countries, with News contributing 10-15% of its daily line-up.

O Channel required Sundance Digital to play a unique role in its unusual geographic set-up. Due to a scarcity of suitable real estate, O Channel’s media ingest center is separated from its Master Control and transmission facility by six miles, creating a technology challenge. Sundance Digital’s DataMover™ application provided the solution by enabling media at the remote ingest site to be moved via high-speed, point-to-point Ethernet connection and replicated to the Omneon server in Master Control at the main facility for playout.

“We’ve been working with Sundance Digital for many years and they always design a solution to meet any challenge we present to them,” said Paul Roston, president of Roscor.

The installations coincide with the recent launch of Sundance Digital’s regional office located in Singapore.

About Roscor
Roscor is an ISO 9000:2001 certified international communications system integrator. The company has been designing and installing state of the art communications system solutions to the broadcast industry for more than 30 years. Additional information about Roscor is available at
About Sundance Digital Inc.
Sundance Digital, entering its second decade in 2005, is headquartered in the metropolitan Dallas, Texas area. The Company is an award-winning provider of high-performance television automation solutions. Sundance Digital has a strong commitment to technology, deep roots in all aspects of television, and is highly customer focused. Technical support is available “live” on a 24x7 basis from a team of highly skilled, broadcast-trained engineers. Additional information about Sundance products is available at


This news content was configured by WebWire editorial staff. Linking is permitted.

News Release Distribution and Press Release Distribution Services Provided by WebWire.