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MediaStar IPTV brings the action to visitors at Dubai’s Meydan Racecourse

UK, 13 December, 2011. Visitors to Dubai’s iconic Meydan Racecourse can now see all the action throughout the massive complex thanks to the recent expansion of the MediaStar Evolution IPTV and signage system connected to all the networked displays.

Opened last year, the Meydan is the largest and most well appointed race track in the world with unparalleled facilities for up to 60,000 racegoers in the grandstand with its restaurants, private boxes and viewing galleries as well as world class amenities for jockeys and trainers in the technical areas. These demanding requirements made MediaStar Evolution “a natural choice for the complex” said Syed Abdul Wahab, CEO of Mindstec Distribution.

The installation of the powerful HD IP-based video and AV distribution solution from Cabletime has been carried out by regional technology integrator, Genesis Integration and incorporates an Evolution head-end streaming live action, TV or digital signage content to MediaStar-equipped screens across the complex. The easy-to-use Media Manager software behind Evolution allows Meydan management to control and manage each or all of the displays in its stadium-wide screen network to their full advantage.

Because MediaStar Evolution is designed specifically to deliver digital TV, media and AV content over IP networks, Meydan Racecourse can simultaneously programme informational messages in the public areas – including safety messages – whilst also streaming live racing or show company videos, presentations or targeted information in the conference rooms.

“This was an exciting and prestigious project for Genesis Integration. The complexities of different video feeds formats, the integration with broadcaster’s technologies, existing networks and head- ends, as well as the staged approach to a very rapid deployment of over 600 display locations in various public areas made this project a rarity for our organisation. All of this could not have been done without the extraordinary support of the Meydan Project Team”, said Tony Abou Jawad, Director of Genesis Integration.

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About Cabletime
With over 25 years experience in developing hardware and software video delivery systems, Cabletime is a leading manufacturer of TV over IP and TV over Cat-5/UTP multimedia delivery products for new and existing infrastructures. Providing solutions for live TV, corporate communications, multicasts, music TV, training and digital signage, Cabletime has over 3,000 installations worldwide and sells through partners in EMEA, USA, Asia, Japan, and Asia Pacific.

Its MediaStar range of products include MediaStar Evolution for efficient delivery of video and multimedia over IP networks, MediaStar Compact, the unique way to distribute and manage TV/AV delivery for small office environments over Cat-5/UTP, and for medium to large sized companies, the ultimate answer to managed delivery of TV and AV using Cat-5/UTP, MediaStar Pro. The MediaStar system offers both off-LAN and IP delivery mechanisms and supports a variety of endpoints including plasma screens, monitors, televisions, touch screen controllers, and PC workstations.

The MediaStar range serves the retail, publishing, hospitality, sports, healthcare, educational, and government sectors, amongst others, and delivers robust versatility and scalability in a comprehensive hardware and software solution.

Cabletime has offices in Newbury, Berkshire and in Mount Arlington, New Jersey.

Further information about Cabletime and MediaStar can be found at www.cabletime.com

Further information:
Mike Cuckow, Cabletime +44 (0) 1635 35111, m.cuckow@cabletime.com
Julie Kirby, 07956 955625, j.kirby@cabletime.com

About Genesis Integration
Genesis Integration is a regional specialist system integration house focusing on low voltage technology. Our skills are centered on audio visual, converged network technology and specialist control systems that are used in today’s buildings and facilities.

System Integration for Genesis Integration is the design and implementation, from cables to commissioning, of simple “IP television system” to deployment and operation of a sophisticated “Smart Community”.

For further information:
Tony Abou Jawad, Genesis Integration +971 2 6722204, info@genesis-si.com

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