Chinova Resources deploys Tripleplay IPTV solution

AUTHOR: Inavate

Chinova Resources, an operation that mines a variety of minerals and precious metals in Australia, has chosen a Tripleplay IPTV solution for their remote camp.

Jon O’Brien, IT Manager at Chinova Resources, said: “We needed a seamless IPTV solution that allowed us to deliver entertainment to all of our sites that was scalable and high quality; as the camp grew then the solution needed to grow too. When we saw Tripleplay we knew this was the right solution for us.”

He continues: “We have a very remote camp at one of our mines and needed a solution that was very ‘hands-off’ and required limited support as, should something go wrong, it would be very difficult to get somebody physically on site in a timely manner."

Prior to engaging with Tripleplay and, Tripleplay Authorised Partner, Streamvision, Chinova had been using an out-dated analogue TV infrastructure which was proving very cumbersome following broadcast’s move to digital distribution. After considering its options, Chinova TripleTV IPTV delivered via the TripleChoice Interactive TV Portal, giving them the opportunity to brand the television service with their own logos and photography and provide information services to staff through special pages in the TV system.

The Tripleplay solution delivers fourteen channels to staff including ABC1, Channel 9, Fox Sports 1, 2 and 3, Premiere Blockbuster, Action and Sky News. It also provides each member of staff with the ability to record and store TV shows. Initially the system would have to provide an IPTV services to just twelve staff at the camp, scaling to over 300 end points over the next eighteen months as the construction of the mine commenced and completed.

The Tripleplay IPTV platform was installed into a shipping container and delivered to site before being connected to the existing Chinova IP network and managed remotely by an IT team located 40km away at another mining operation.