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ADLINK's DEX real-time data extraction solution helps Indonesian TV to integrate and manage data from remote broadcast towers
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The rise of smart manufacturing has enabled a wide selection of industries to benefit from real-time data integration and IoT technologies, with TV broadcasting one.

Indonesia, a vast archipelago comprising thousands of islands, has a large number of broadcast towers spread across the country, many of which are located on remote islands. In the past, when transmitter failure occurred at any of these remote locations, timely repairs were impossible, interrupting TV service and degrading the broadcaster's reputation among users.

In its existing framework, the broadcaster had no way of ascertaining if transmitters at the broadcast towers were operating normally, leading to a rising number of customer complaints. In response, an NMS was set up with the intention of collecting status data for each broadcast tower for remote monitoring and immediate dispatch of maintenance teams for timely proactive resolution of any malfunctions. Preventing completion of this goal, however, were the outdated non-networkable supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems operating at the various towers.

ADLINK's DEX solution connects isolated systems maintain signal quality nationwide

After consideration, one TV broadcaster decided to use ADLINK's DEX-100 data extraction solution to monitor output from each transmitter, uploading status data to a network management system (NMS) in real time without a hitch. The system operators could thus remotely monitor the conditions at each broadcast tower and respond immediately in the event of any potential issue, dispatching maintenance teams to troubleshoot and thereby minimize service downtime.

ADLINK's DEX-100 serves as a bridge, connecting local SCADA systems with the central NMS, allowing formerly unavailable data to be shared and integrated with the centralized management platform. DEX-100 extracts data from the display content of the SCADA systems at the broadcast towers and uses RESTful Web API to send the data to the central NMS in real time with high reliability. The broadcaster can thus maintain complete awareness of the conditions of all broadcast towers.

With this real-time data at its disposal, the broadcaster can now use big data analytics to build predictive models based on the failure data extracted from the display content at the broadcast towers. If the monitoring system spots a broadcast tower showing signs of malfunction, it can implement proactive repair process to prevent service interruption. By anticipating equipment failure, service quality and operational efficiency are significantly enhanced.

ADLINK DEX-100

ADLINK's DEX-100 serves as a bridge, connecting local SCADA systems with the central NMS, allowing formerly unavailable data to be shared and integrated with the centralized management platform

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