Sydney, Australia, 30th October 2015 – Monash University in Melbourne has selected Techtel to build a state-of-the-art broadcast facility as part of a major upgrade to their School of Media, Film and Journalism. The facility will provide students with a MOS-integrated newsroom environment, complete with a TV studio, two radio studios, five edit suites and three voiceover booths.
Recently celebrated as the 5th highest ranking university in Australia and 73rd worldwide in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings of the top 800 higher education institutions, Monash University’s media and journalism students will soon have access to one of the most sophisticated media production facilities in the country where they can gain invaluable practical experience with the systems that are used throughout Australia’s major broadcasters and future employers of today’s media students.
In accordance with the university’s design guidelines, Techtel proposed a cost-effective turnkey broadcast solution which includes the industry standard in newsroom systems, AP ENPS in addition to the SIENNA Media Asset Management system, Panasonic’s AV-HS450 switcher, CueScript teleprompters and Yamaha mixing & speakers.
Australian broadcasters depend on the market leading ENPS to deliver their news every day so it makes sense for universities to train their students on the software to prepare them for a career in the industry. Tightly integrated to ENPS via MOS is the SIENNA production system, a complete end-to-end digital media infrastructure for newsroom environments. Workflow elements include ingest, asset management, video editing integration, ENPS client integration, automation, playout and archive. SIENNA offers outstanding support for virtually every MOS profile and feature, including the ability for students to edit ENPS stories from the Adobe Premier desktop.
“We welcome Monash University to the growing family of ENPS users and educators throughout Australia and New Zealand”, commented Mal Chandler, Head of Sales at Techtel. “The turnkey solution Techtel has provided to Monash has demonstrated our capability to deliver innovative solutions to educate the next generation of talented producers and journalists.”
Monash University’s new broadcast system was commissioned in October 2015 with the official launch planned for early 2016.