Key elements of the solution specific to service providers and large broadcasters are:
The major benefits of the new Media Fleet Manager software include:
With the extensions of MFM Version 2.2:
With the extensions of MFM Version 2.3:
The Media Fleet Manager is an easy to use management tool to plan, schedule and book online transmissions via fixed and mobile stations. Mobile uplink operators can respond immediately to video contribution requests.
A central database stores all events and bookings and the resource management displays the status of transponders, stations, devices & components. This significantly enhances efficient usage of all resources and enables broadcasters to optimize and manage their production workflow.
Different users of the MFM will be allowed by user management to execute defined rights in order to do their job.
Version 2.2 of the Media Fleet Manager includes an External System Interface that allows coupling of several MFM or integration of planning information into other booking systems.
MFM 2.3 adds transmissions with geo information, support of microwave planning and device pre-configuration in a hot-phase, to allow a quick start of the transmission when its slot starts.
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The new features, among others, cover the following functionality:
The project covered the specification, design, implementation and verification up to the product release of MFM 2.3 to the field in February 2013.
The Media Fleet Manager software version 2.3 is completed.