NEP’s GrandCentral: An Intuitive System Monitoring
RƎLAY Virtual Radio Software
VSNExplorer Plugin for NRCS
Experience Creation Platform
NEP’s GrandCentral: An Intuitive System Monitoring
GrandCentral actively monitors the entire technical infrastructure online: from power supply, cooling, possible water and smoke damage to servers (Windows or Linux), processes, APIs and workflows. The custom production dashboard provides an overview of the state of the entire technological environment at a glance on your smartphone, tablet and flat screen. Plus, the dark cockpit ensures that critical information gets to the service desk and technical staff immediately and securely. It displays the very first signs of problem escalation, allowing employees to take proactive and targeted action.
A new function of Project Parking; Delta Parking, helps simplify Avid project backup workflows and collaborations. This now means Avid projects can be moved to shared storage or cloud, picked up by a remote freelancer or production facility, edited, then versioned back to the storage – only the changes are uploaded which means only new media and the project metadata is moved. The project can then be restored back into the source project in Avid NEXIS. It’s a great way to share projects whilst protecting and managing the project. Better still, Delta Parking is a standard capability of Project Parking – ideal for productions using distributed contributors and making remote productions practical.
Certified by Avid, Workspace Tools are specifically developed to protect Avid ISIS or NEXIS work in progress. They offer the highest level of resilience and protection whilst providing the industry’s fastest recovery time when measured against the hardest performance benchmark: recovery to live production.
Workspace Backup | Provides disaster recovery through:
• Using unique Avid project and workspace data analytics, Workspace Backup is uniquely project aware, meaning a complete understanding of the nature and context of assets held within a workspace and linked assets in other workspaces.
• Complete NEXIS backup, restore of individual projects or bins
• Retention period protects from accidental deletion from NEXIS
Workspace Sync | Provides business continuity through:
• Complete duplicate of ISIS / NEXIS for immediate failover
• Recover production operation to last sync point within seconds
Workspace Tools enable advanced business continuity and disaster recovery operations and are installed at many leading media enterprises worldwide. Workspace Tools use a unique Marquis Broadcast developed workspace analytics technology. Together Workspace Tools provide an ultra-reliable and easy to deploy, advanced risk mitigation and protection solution for Avid shared storage.
CGI OpenMedia NewsBoard
CGI's cross-media planning tool
OpenMedia NewsBoard enables journalists and editorial teams to organize their story production process directly from everywhere.
It features a fully customizable and open widget architecture that allows newsrooms to stay flexible to workflow adaptations at any time. It’s modern and unified web-based user interface for journalists and editorial teams dynamizes the collaboration process.
Key features include:
- Story-centric planning for full transparency
- Web-based for collaboration anywhere- Integrated agency feeds and social media for broad news access
- User-friendly interface and highly customizable board design for intuitive handling
- Seamless integration with existing OpenMedia solutions for data consistency
- Cloud-native architecture for easy scalability
- Microservice structure for high performance and easy maintenance
Find out more about OpenMedia NewsBoard
CGI offers a wide range of professional news and content delivery solutions for innovative media companies across local, national and international markets. This includes OpenMedia CGI's flagship newsroom computer system, providing maximum speed and scalability for handling complex workflows in broadcast news production.
Learn more about CGI's newsroom solutions
RƎLAY Virtual Radio Software
RƎLAY virtual radio software from Lawo brings professional radio production to your PC. Mixing, streaming, dynamics processing, routing and even AoIP signal monitoring, using standard RAVENNA / AES67 networking via Lawo’s virtual sound-card software for Windows. Mix and route any audio produced by PC applications, streams from your AES67 network, or any audio signal your PC can ingest. All this power at your fingertips, using touch-screen GUIs so intuitive that talent can learn them in minutes. No exotic hardware needed: just install RƎLAY software on your PC or laptop, and go to work. Perfect for production, live studios, newsrooms — even remotes and OB work.
There are four RƎLAY Virtual Radio apps:
- VRX Virtual Radio Mixer, a powerful mixing console that runs in a virtualized environment. No racks of gear to devour space and money – RƎLAY VRX runs on standard PCs and laptops, with an intuitive, multitouch-enabled interface that’s easy to learn and use. Available in 8-fader and 4-fader versions.
- VPB Virtual Patch Bay, a cross-point patch bay on your PC. RƎLAY VPB gives you unrestricted control over the routing and mixing of audio signals on your computer. Patch inputs to outputs, combine multiple channels, even apply processing using the included Lawo Processing Suite, or your favorite VST plug-ins.
- RƎLAY Virtual Sound Card, an 8×8 AoIP driver (with up to 64 bi-directional channels of stereo I/O) for Windows. RƎLAY VSC turns PC audio into clean, pristine AES67 streams to interface with your studio’s RAVENNA / AES67 network — without the expense of traditional sound cards.
- AoIP Stream Monitor keeps you informed of the state of your critical program streams with real-time confidence metering, LUFS meters, silence sense, audio level alerts, etc., displaying realtime informatics for up to 16 AES67-compatible audio streams. Average and peak bargraph meters for each channel are onscreen constantly, accompanied by a level readout in Loudness Units, and visual alarms for under-level, over-level and error states, plus multiple info tabs with stream health, performance history, and detailed SDP information. Perfect for Master Control displays, stream diagnostics, audio level checks, and much more.
VSNExplorer Plugin for NRCS
VSNExplorer Plugin for NRCS is an add-on feature to the VSNExplorer solution for Media and Business Process management and has been fully developed in HTML5 to avoid the need to use or install additional hardware or software. It is compatible with most NCRS including Octopus 8, Inception from Ross Video, iNews from Avid, ENPS from AP News and others, and is integrated with the NRCS via the Media Object Server (MOS) Communications Protocol.
This MOS Media Bus is also integrated with CGs systems via MOS to read the catalog of graphics templates that are available, allowing the journalist to enhance the news item by synchronizing the media with graphics. Therefore the Web Plugin enables editors and journalists to edit and unify video files and graphics over the video and then drag and drop the final piece into the news item, including the possibility of re-editing it afterward. Later, the items can be even sent automatically to any Studio Playout solution, such as VSNLivecom.
Workflows automation enabled by VSNExplorer PAM liberate users from repetitive tasks such as media movement, transcoding and broadcasting, now automatically performed in the background. Production tasks and workflows are organized and signaled with visual cards (Kanban system), allowing users to assess projects at a glance. In addition, every digital asset is presented in a hierarchical display, accessible to every user, boosting collaborative work among users and departments. VSNExplorer PAM also allows journalists and editors to retrieve and track content in record time, whether stored offline, nearline or online.
Finally, VSNExplorer PAM also allows media previewing, segment selection and low-res editing through its web video editor, Wedit. This tool increases efficiency in media management and video editing thanks to its cloud-based functionalities, allowing journalists and editors to easily locate and edit media files within a single interface, without necessary changing to an NLE.
Etere Airsales is the most powerful software solution to manage your complete advertising lifecycle.
Etere Airsales is an integrated solution for traffic, accounting and all sales management-related operations. It is completely scalable to your size and needs, from the smallest single-station setup to the largest corporation. Etere Airsales is THE powerful solution for your sales workflow. It is able to give you total visibility and inventory control to optimise advertising revenue and profitability. The integrated characteristics of Etere Airsales ensures information is always visible in real-time, thus allowing enhanced inventory management and optimal decision-making. Etere Airsales manages the full spectrum of advertising sales activities including pre- and post-sales activities, sales campaigns, customer relationship proposals, commercial planning, invoicing, salesmen and agencies commissions.
Key Features ■ Multi-day inventory view for managing inventory across multiple days
■ Maximized returns on investment and reduced operating costs
■ Fast contract entry for unlimited spots
■ Centralized campaign planning and placement
■ Sales force and account management
■ Post transmission analysis, real-time reporting and statistics
■ Seamless integration with automation systems
■ Available web management of orders and pre-orders
■ Ability to import data from traffic systems
Etere DiskLibrary is a next-generation software solution that manages archive based on sleeping disks. It is a cost-efficient alternative to LTO and ODA libraries. It allows to mix any archive enclosure as well as different disk technologies.
Etere DiskLibrary is a disk-based archive solution that bridges the gap between performance and cost-efficiency. It is a cost-efficient alternative to Linear Tape-Open (LTO) tapes and ODA. It features greater flexibility and interoperability as it allows the user to use any archive enclosure instead of a dedicated type. For long-term benefits, Etere DiskLibrary provides easy maintenance and upgrades. The ultra fast retrieval time of Etere DiskLibrary fits better in Newsroom application and MAM, where data needs to be retrieved as fast as it is possible. The easily expandable and small footprint fits in every system.
Ultra-dense Storage with Greater Flexibility
Etere DiskLibrary uses sleeping disks which enable significant power savings when not in use. The average life span of the disks is also enhanced. With current technology, it costs lesser than LTO for capacity up to 1 PB. Recognizing that data retention and long-term archive are important elements of a broadcasting lifecycle, Etere DiskLibrary is designed to offer greater flexibility and security at a lower cost. Etere DiskLibrary allows unlimited I/O while LTO access is limited by the number of files and linear access. Etere DiskLibrary is also easier to maintain and upgrade.
■Very low setup costs
■Very low maintenance costs
■Smaller footprint compared to LTO and ODA
■Low power consumption compared to LTO and ODA
■Extreme density of up to 1.3 PB hard drives using just 10U of rack space
■Price advantage against LTO with capacity up to 1 PB
■Easy to upgrade, mix of different generations and hardware in the same system
■JBODS and MAID integrated
■JBODS and MAID enclosures are inexpensive and interchangeable
■Disk backup provides greater reliability, faster data retrieval and faster write speed
■Archive based on sleeping disks, this extends Hard Drive lifespan to more than 5 years
■Centralized database of archival records
■FAST !! Less than 2 secs to access any data and access multiple data at any point of time
Hybrid Disk and Tape for Long-term Storage Solution
Etere DiskLibrary is a versatile solution that works well on its own or as part of a hybrid disk and tape solution, thus empowering organisations with the flexibility to adapt the most suitable solution based on the functional requirements of the data to be archived. Picking an archive solution that meets the functional requirements of the archived data will not only ensure regulatory compliance, lower costs, and mitigate risks but will also meet operational goals and achieve long-term viability.
Key Features ■All-in-one software-based solution that works with a simple PC setup
■Users are able to use any archive enclosure and mix disks of any size
■Users are able to mix hardware from different vendors
■Fast and powerful performance with Windows SQL database integration
■Can be configured with JBODS and MAID for high performance, fast restores and large capacity for a smaller energy consumption and footprint
■Fast data recovery and restoration when compared to tapes
■Easy upgrades with very low maintenance costs
■Able to cluster multiple disk archives to create a geographically distributed archive
■Off-premise deployments, configurations and upgrades at distributed locations
■Provides both logical and physical redundancies that protects your data
■Archive based on sleeping disks with low energy consumption and longer disk life
■Customisable settings for user rights
■Faster replication, migration and integration
■Distributed architecture ensures a fault-resilient and fault-tolerant performance
■Highly scaleable solution that can be upgraded easily and quickly
■Supports partial restore, manage restorations according to specific requirements
■Able to handle large data capacity with no limitations, suitable for media enterprises
■SMPTE 2034 data format
■Reads any disk from any computer, standard NTFS file system
■Disk encryption to avoid unauthorized access
Experience Creation Platform
NativeWaves provides a solution that is non-disruptive, easy to adopt. A solution that uses automated synchronisation to deliver synced multi view experiences adjusted to milliseconds, required no marking or changes to content or existing workflows. A solution that does not require broadcasters to adopt proprietary CDN's or players and uses native players on both iOS and Android to deliver immersive personalised experiences.
The experience creation platform comprises of 4 elements:
1. Encoder Management 2.Managed Content Distribution 3. Synced Multiview Event production and 4. Synced Multidevice Scheduling
The task of producing top quality content has never been more pressurized. Schedules are tighter, teams are scattered, and delivery to an astonishing variety of platforms around the globe is expected.
Dalet Flex can orchestrate and optimize the entire process. It will break down silos in your business and remove the manual tasks that cause errors and delays. Companies that have deployed Dalet Flex to their Content Production processes have seen an average of 70% in time reduction in producing content, and up to triple their previous output.
The core of the platform handles the metadata, orchestrates workflows, and collects analytic data. This enables the aggregating of metadata from all parts of your business to create the single source of truth. Using the metadata to create powerful workflows that orchestrate the applications and processes that drive your business. Being able to analyze the performance of your processes is a vital element in the long-term success of your business.
Beyond these core functions, Dalet Flex is enhanced with native applications and our open APIs integrations to key best-of-breed partners.
Ooyala applications cover key areas like acquisition with FlexMOVE, asset management with FlexMAM, and approval workflows with FlexREVIEW. Further to this, key partners like Avid, Adobe, Aspera, AWS Elemental and Microsoft are integrated letting you leverage your existing investments. The flexible open APIs also allow you to develop your own integrations or work with Dalet's Professional Services team to build them.
The result: powerful workflows, driven by metadata and easy to create and maintain using the visual Workflow designer. Your content moves seamlessly through your business, with timely reviews and progress clear at all times.
Unify metadata from across your business, delivering a single source of truth for use everywhere.
Protect your existing investments in best-of-breed solutions by integrating them through a single platform.
Create your own metadata models to fit your needs and use them to drive workflows.
Orchestrate key processes and create efficient custom workflows using the visual Workflow Designer tool.
Find the assets you need with powerful metadata-driven search tools.
Optimize your processes and attack bottlenecks with content production analytics.
Easily add new solutions and technologies with the plug-in framework ― or create your own integrations using simple scripting tools.
Can be hosted on-premise, in the cloud or as a hybrid
Dalet Flex helps you meet the goals of modern production: to create and deliver more quality content faster without spending more resources. Automated workflows reduce bottlenecks and speed up your content creation pipeline, multiplying your production output and increasing your revenue.
Accedo One is a cloud-based SaaS platform that enables video providers to configure, manage, and scale video experiences across multiple devices. It includes:
Accedo One gives customers access to premium native apps, a flexible front-end, and the ability to easily configure a video service that is unique to their brand.
The Accedo One Marketplace features a partner ecosystem of streaming vendors to cover every area of configuring, managing, and growing a video service. The Marketplace is constantly expanding and Accedo’s Software Development Kit makes it easy to extend these integrations with additional platforms according to demand.
Accedo One offers an aggregated display of essential business analytics so that users can optimize their service based on real data.
Accedo One features a visual WYSIWYG editor for easy content curation and UI management. This enables users to test and roll-out changes to live services without re-submitting to the app stores.
More information: https://www.accedo.tv/one/
Powered by our proven high-performance parallel file system trusted by thousands of organizations worldwide, pixstor can easily manage petabytes of data and billions of files, all under a single global namespace.
DataMiner is the most advanced end-to-end multi-vendor NMS, OSS and orchestration software solutions for the broadcast, satellite, cable, telco and mobile industry. The platform offers a plethora of functions including unlimited web access, alarm monitoring, email and SMS notification, long-term trending, professional reporting, advanced automation, intelligent correlation and root cause analysis, service management, real-time SLA monitoring, user-definable key performance indicator dashboards, spectrum monitoring, mobile access, powerful CPE management, inventory and asset management, and much more. One interface to manage your entire operational ecosystem, across any vendor and technology boundaries, results in a significant reduction of operational expenses and increased quality of service. This award-winning solution is integrated with more than 5500 devices and systems from more than 600 different key industry suppliers. It enables end-to-end integration of the most complex technical ecosystems and has been deployed by leading operators around the world.
More info: www.skyline.be / www.dataminer.co