Multiple agreements will provide upgrades, expansion and ongoing support for 5 years
23 January 2017
Sydney, Australia – TXA and Clearbox Systems have announced the signing of a number of agreements that will see the TXA National Monitoring System (NMS) upgraded, expanded and then supported for the next 5 years.
The TXA NMS has been in use for over a decade by both TXA and TV Network personnel to manage equipment at over 60 television transmission or retransmission sites around Australia. The TXA NMS is built upon the Kratos Networks Compass™ equipment monitoring and control (M&C) product. Compass is a suite of software components that are configured and developed by Clearbox Systems to make up the TXA NMS.
Timothy Neall, General Manager Operations at TXA said, “Our NMS is a critical piece of infrastructure used in operations by our customers and our engineers and technicians to ensure continuity of TV broadcast.” Michael Ryder, General Manager Engineering at TXA added, “Given the criticality of our NMS we wanted to make sure that it remains up to date and well supported into the future. These upgrades and the working relationship between our respective teams will ensure we have the best system possible.”
Jeremy Hallett, Executive Director at Clearbox Systems concluded, “We are proud to be able to continue our relationship with TXA. These agreements are testament to the effort that both TXA and Clearbox Systems have invested in our relationship at all levels. We are looking forward to providing assurance to TXA’s NMS operations well into the future.”
TX Australia (TXA) is a joint venture company owned equally by the three commercial metropolitan television networks, Seven, Nine and Ten. TXA:
- Owns, operates, manages, engineers, maintains and markets transmission and retransmission facilities in the five major mainland metropolitan cities of Australia
- Provides television transmission for broadcasters
- Markets its infrastructure facilities to access seekers
- Offers project management and technical maintenance services
About Clearbox Systems
Clearbox Systems is a leading supplier and integrator of Network Management and Spectrum Management systems for Defence, Government and Commercial sectors.
Clearbox Systems locally designs, develops and manufactures innovative software and hardware solutions to provide a flexible and unique response to their customer’s needs. These cost-effective and user friendly solutions are backed by a team of experienced integration and support engineers.