An Erie Upgrade, Thanks To NFinity Move


It is the owner of the PBS Member station serving northwestern Pennsylvania, and the licensee of the NPR Member station with matching call letters that signify, “We Question and Learn.”

An upgrade to the stations’ broadcast facility was necessary, with the need for additional content recording and playback channels an acute one.

The new playout channels are in place, thanks to NVerzion.

Two additional NVerzion NFinity Video Servers are now operational at WQLN-TV and WQLN-FM 91.3, in Erie, Pa.

Four playout channels are dedicated to their existing four broadcast channels, while the record ports are being utilized for satellite feeds from incoming programming networks, along with “PBS Six” content associated with these services.

The new equipment is interconnected to the existing NVerzion automation system.

WQLN currently maintains two HD channels, with “PBS Kids” on its DT2 signal; two SD channels are also on the air. All are set up as 16×9. Two playout ports are configured for SD; two are configured for 1080i HD.

Before WQLN’s master control reconfiguration in 2009, servers were dedicated to SD and HD, respectively. Two additional channels maximized the server capacity. But, issues developed such as record ports being used as playout ports, along with confusion regarding accurate content in specified locations.

Now, WQLN is able to segment and QC programs on a separate PC without tying up additional video server ports.

And, there are no transcoding conflicts.

For product information, contact Reed Haslam, Director of Sales at NVerzion, at [email protected]