Central apparatus room


Central apparatus room

Central apparatus room or CAR or Central machine room, are room or several rooms found at broadcast facilities. These rooms contain broadcast and broadcast IT mission critical gear necessary to broadcast and television operations. CARs usually house video routers, video servers, compressors and multiplexers [ [http://confluence.rave.ac.uk/confluence/display/FComm/Central+Apparatus+Room+(CAR) Faculty of Communication - Confluence - The Ravensbourne Wiki - Central Apparatus Room (CAR)] ] [ [http://www.virtualmediaonline.com/events/Zelin%20-Machine%20Room%20Review.html Bob Zelin U N L E A S H E D Series - Why do you want Central Machine Room?] ] .

Common CAR equipment

* Electronics Racks.
* Integrated receiver/decoder (IRD).
* Frame synchronizers.
* Video routers.
* Video servers.
* Broadcast delays.
* Subtitling Systems.
* Video monitoring tools
* GPS receivers.
* Camera control units.

* Encoders.
* Multiplexers
* Conditional access systems.
* Signal Scramblers.
* Transport Stream analyzers
* Fiber optic transceivers.
* Media Storage.
* Talkback.
* RF Distribution.
* IF Distribution.

* Network switches.
* Routers.
* Broadcast grade monitors.
* Waveform monitor.
* SDI Audio de-embedder.
* High Power Amplifier.
* Antenna Tracking Systems.

ee also

* Broadcast engineering
* Data center
* Server room
* Server farm
* Network Operations Center
* Master Control Room
* Transmission Control Room

References


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