Lewis University Broadcasting Flies High with NVerzion NFinity
Lewis University, an historic Catholic college in the suburbs of Chicago, needed a reliable, state-of-the-art broadcast video server for their two channels and live news broadcasts as the station's legacy server approached obsolescence.
Lewis' award winning communication department offers professional caliber broadcast opportunities to its students. This includes WLRA-FM, the college radio station; Lewis University Television Network, which puts students in charge of two cable channels; and WFLY-TV, the student news channel.
Lewis Staff selected the Nverzion NFinity Broadcast Video Server because it addressed all the departments' technical criteria— 24x7 Support and reputation for reliability. Most important, NFinity was a perfect fit for the college's budget.
University students and staff easily installed the 4 channel NFinity server, configured as 2 in, 2 out. They had the server wired, powered, and racked before an NVerzion engineer arrived for training. NFinity is controlled with onboard automation, receives files from their editing workstations, and will now act as the main ingest and playout server for all of Lewis' video content.
Included in this package was NVerzion's new Source Switch Technology, enabling simple transitions between video content (live or recorded) and full page graphics with background audio.
Bob Phillips of Paradigm Marketing Group, the midwest NVerzion rep, had this to say about this install:
"NVerzion's NFinity is especially suited for education and government broadcasting. It's easy to use, reliable, and self-sufficient. Not only that, but it will cut costs across the board, with low personnel and operating costs.
After more than a month of continuous operation, the NFinity Video Server has left the Lewis University Faculty and Staff, thrilled with its operation performance!"
About NVerzion®: NVerzion® is a leading provider of digital broadcast automation tools and video servers that streamline an operator’s entire workflow from acquisition to distribution and playout of content, reducing opex and capex. Based on a Component Level Automation System Solutions (CLASS™) concept that supports easy implementation into any existing infrastructure, NVerzion solutions offer users scalability, reliability, redundancy, and guaranteed interoperability with third-party systems. Powered by 27 years of engineering excellence, all NVerzion systems are also backed with worldwide training, superior customer service, and life-time engineering support.