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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Digital Audio “Liberation”

July and August have been busy months for the Guam IT/IS team.

In July Alain Paradis (representing Martin IT Solutions and Netia Corp.) joined the Guam IT/IS team (Doug and David Gregson, Grant Hodgins) on Guam for a week of training and configuring our new Digital audio playout equipment for TWR's Guam and Sri Lanka broadcast stations.

Alain Paradis, Doug Gregson, David Gregson (Planning Session)

Grant Hodgins, Alain Paradis, Doug Gregson

It is appropriate that the week for performing the work was during Guam’s Liberation celebrations. 

Guam celebrates “Liberation” during the month of July remembering how the island was liberated by the Allied forces from the Axis forces (Japanese) during World War 2.  This event is normally themed with “freedom” and marked with memorial services, a carnival, and an all day parade ending with fireworks.

In an analogous way, TWR Asia’s radio broadcast outlets (Guam and Sri Lanka) are being liberated from using old software and hardware for content management and delivery.

Although the old equipment was very reliable – it has reached the end of its life for service and support.  The new system will free Asia to expand its connectivity and provide better quality control and reporting while running on a software which is tightly integrated into TWR's IT/IS Business model.

The upgraded Netia Radio Assist software will be fed by TWR’s media asset management system (LDMS) and will be the last component of a system that will deliver Bible based programing by radio to a large part of Asia. 

Guam has been using very reliable and well supported NETIA Content delivery software since 2000 when the station switched from Analog recordings to digital.

Please pray for us as we carry out testing and configuring of these vital systems.

The Project is scheduled to be completed by December 2014.

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