IBC 2022: Aveco Introduces ASTRA V Core Platform For Production Automation
Aveco, the independent provider of automation and MAM for media companies, today announced the worldwide availability of its ASTRA V (“vee”) core platform for its ASTRA Studio, ASTRA MCR, and ASTRA Ingest automation systems. Based on Linux, ASTRA V is currently in operation with initially selected media organizations. ASTRA V’s new core platform provides a system with the latest IT technologies and security standards while expanding functionality found in previous ASTRA systems. ASTRA V runs virtualized (as well as in the cloud) and on COTS hardware. It allows scaling automation capacity and the ability to spin up new workflows on demand.
“ASTRA V is a versatile and robust platform that gives our automation products even better flexibility, scalability, and increased density, while retaining its real-time control performance,” according to Martin Mach, ASTRA Product Manager. “We are inviting all of our current ASTRA platform users to migrate to the ASTRA V core platform to enjoy all of its new benefits.”
ASTRA V systems include all existing interfaces and integrations, as well as the familiar ASTRA user interface. The new ASTRA V platform, however, adds expanded capabilities, including an expansion of the already large set of existing real-time and timeline drivers to streamline master control and studio playout, according to Aveco. ASTRA V also enables utilization of modern standards such as NMOS, compliance to EBU R 143 cybersecurity, and others, the company says.
“As the latest generation of Aveco’s automation platform, ASTRA V manages the complete create-manage-deliver workflow for media companies,” said Pavel Potuzak, CEO of Aveco. “The unified ASTRA V GUI allows users to focus on their tasks, while operations in the cloud and/or on-prem are taken care of seamlessly and automatically by ASTRA V. From automated baseband and file ingest, through news production, media transfers across cloud/ground boundaries, to the delivery of media to viewers via on air or online, ASTRA V is the media production platform that supports users now and into the future.”
“Honoring existing Aveco users, we will continue to support and update our current QNX and Linux ASTRA platforms for an additional five years, while customers plan and accomplish the inexpensive expansion to ASTRA V,” said Potuzak.
ASTRA V will be powering ASTRA Studio and ASTRA MCR at IBC on stand 2.B18.