Operational Tools for iTV
Today's network operators and broadcasters want robust and scalable
solutions to reduce the manual effort and costs of iTV service
management. That's why itv|world has created In|Orbit - an innovative
suite of operational tools for the successful deployment and management
of interactive services. Find out more about how In|Orbit can
minimise costs, maximise productivity and ensure quality of service
in your interactive broadcasts.
» In|Orbit Frequently Asked Questions
PDF - In|Orbit Product Brochure (5.7MB)
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PDF - Case Study of the BBC's InOrbit deployment on
the BBC's live satellite, terrestrial and cable platforms,
delivered at IBC 2003 in Amsterdam (186KB)
Designed and developed in association with BBC Broadcast, In|Orbit
Broadcast is a flexible control system specifically designed to
manage the operation of multiple interactive services in a complex,
multi-channel, multi-platform environment. Play-out centres require
their interactive services to be tightly aligned and synchronised
with the linear video automation. That's where In|Orbit Broadcast
comes in - offering a robust and secure user interface which lets
broadcast operators to deploy and control their interactive services
PDF - In|Orbit Broadcast
For Network operators looking to run their interactive services
more independently of the linear automation system, an industrial
strength scheduling and automation system is required. In|Orbit
Control's open and scalable client-server based solution provides
a true multi-user environment for streamlining the day-to-day
management of interactive television services - supporting multiple
play-out devices for live, test and development platforms. Features
include scheduling, multi-channel and multi-platform support,
authorisation checkpoints and virtual channel management.
PDF - In|Orbit Control
Designed specifically for broadcasters, this innovative scheduling
tool enables channel programming departments to schedule their
enhanced broadcasts or advertising autonomously over a secure
Internet connection. In|Orbit Remote offers a secure means to
dynamically update content within live applications either manually
or in accordance with a pre-planned schedule.
PDF - In|Orbit Remote
Automate the tiresome job of middleware and application conformance
testing with In|Orbit Validate - a continuous monitoring system
which ensures that interactive services are functioning correctly
when received in the set-top box. In|Orbit Validate is the cost
effective way to ensure quality of service in all your Interactive
PDF - In|Orbit Validate
For network operators and broadcasters broadcasting a smaller
number of interactive services, In|Orbit scheduler offers an easy-to-use
scheduling system. Benefit from the ability to create play-lists,
repeated schedules or one-off events when playing out applications
or updating content within a service.
PDF - In|Orbit Scheduler
Broadcasters looking to extend their brands across multiple platforms
and reusing their existing content assets need In|Orbit Asset.
A content management system tailored for interactive broadcast,
In|Orbit Asset supports user-definable meta-tag and extensive
search capabilities and can be easily integrated with existing
management systems and databases.
In Broadcast play-out centres, service availability is key - but
continuous monitoring of your software processes and hardware
devices can complicate the work of your operators. In|Orbit Monitor
provides a dynamic monitoring solution for all software systems
in your play-out centre. If a play-out device stops - or the FTP-server
goes down - In|Orbit Monitor will raise the alarm.
For further information on the In|Orbit product suite contact:
Jason Romney, itv|world
Phone 0448 211449
In|Orbit in Action
Measurable value. It's why leading broadcasters and network operators
are turning to itv|world's In|Orbit to drive the efficiency and
profitability of their operations. Hear what some of our customers
have to say:
"We decided to deploy In|Orbit because of the scalability
and flexibility of the system. The itv|world team worked closely
with us to provide a solution that met our needs
refreshing to work with a company that clearly understands the
requirements of a major broadcaster."
Dr. William Cooper,Head of Interactive, BBC Broadcast, UK.
Right: Dr. William Cooper (standing) with itv|world's Jason Romney in the Interactive operations area at the BBC's Bush House in London.
"Austar is working proactively to ensure the quality
and reliability of our interactive services. Using Validate
has been a major step forward in this work and towards reducing
the amount of phone calls to our call centre. In|Orbit Validate
allows us to achieve this by testing our applications before
and after launch, so if there are any issues, our operations
centre knows before our customers have even found a problem
great to see that there are still professionals out there."
Ian Harris, iTV Technology Manager, Austar Australia