ARUJI Selects SoftCast for Broadcast in Japan

Ideal Systems Japan announced that Aruji, one of Japan’s leading media companies, providing services for satellite broadcasting and playout operations, has selected the SoftCast Technology broadcast solution for multi-channel automation, playout and media asset management from Ideal Systems Japan.

Aruji have deployed the SoftCast broadcast system a file-based solution with SoftCast SC-MAM media asset management at its core. Softcast SC-MAM manages Aruji’s workflows such as ingest and quality control of various types of content while Softcast SC-Autoplay, a “Channel-in-a-box” solution, provides integrated playout for Aruji’s 24/7 operations. The iCyberNAS is a high-speed central storage system which runs over a 10GbE backbone.

SoftCast’s scalable platform not only enables simple and quick channel expansion but it also offers easy integration into OTT and VOD distribution platforms. Softcast is also “future-proofed” with full support for 4K playout.

“We had been searching for a next generation software based playout system and when we found SoftCast we knew it was the right technology platform for our future growth. We spent quite some time testing and evaluating the SoftCast system before deciding on deploying it. During this period, we encountered a number of additional requirements that we wanted implemented into our system, all of these requirements were met by the flexible SoftCast system. The Softcast team quickly satisfied all of our requests and dramatically improved the workflows in our operation. We believe that we made the great technology choice for our current and future broadcast requirements,” said Shin Kudo, Chief Technical Officer at Aruji in Tokyo.

“Ideal Systems have made a significant investment in Japan not just with the opening of our office in Tokyo and expansion of our team there, but also in the development of our SoftCast product to ensure full localisation and operability in Japanese. As a result of this investment Ideal Systems can now deliver and support the full suite of SoftCast modules in Japan. This now makes SoftCast the only fully integrated software platform that can offer Channel in a Box Playout and Automation, News Room Computer System (NRCS), Media Asset Management (MAM) and Over The Top (OTT) delivery all from one platform and all in Japanese. This investment has been recognised by Aruji and it’s an honour to have a prestigious customer such as Aruji select the SoftCast solution. I lived and worked in Japan for a number of years and it’s great to see SoftCast being successful there,” said Fintan Mc Kiernan, CEO at Ideal Systems Singapore and spokesman for SoftCast.

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