New on-air module is specially made for highefficient news production in dynamic 24/7 conditions. The Air24 module has no binding to one or another AutoPlay automation playout system, so can easily be integrated into any studio complex based on the Azimuth video servers.
Air24 is the best solution for the smooth transition to tapeless broadcasting, since makes this process more economical and almost “painless” for specialists.
New on-air module is capable to create playlists in real time by editing old or adding new clips and blocks from database. Clips from the playlist can be instantly sent to air by «drag and drop». An operator can release not only ready clips, but also those in the process of recording. This is essential for compliance the strict schedule of the «hot» news broadcasting.
Air24 module features allow to working with playlist in two modes: with connected server (automated clips maintenance) or without connection to the server (manually). Events duration in on-air playlist is limited only by the disk array size. Air24 on-Air module simultaneously plays out events from the general playlist to different independent channels. Number of simultaneously broadcasted channels is limited only by system resources. Also, it is possible to connect an external switcher that allows the broadcast from the server and from external sources (live feed).
Ease of Use
Friendly interface of Air24 can be easily modified by changing the panels’ size and shape according to specific needs of the user. Position of clips in playlist can be changed easiy. Search filter helps to find the necessary clip. An operator can review the final event without the broadcast stopping. The Air24 system allows playing out the event from the required moment in real time mode or by mark-in setting.
Air24 has a function enables synchronous broadcasting of a playlist using two servers – the main and standby. In case of a failure in the main server that can affect the quality of the transmitted signal, it is possible to switch broadcasting to start from the redundant resource. In case of extraordinary situations, the system can instantaneous transfer playout from the current event to the next one without the broadcast stop.
All operator actions are recorded to log- file that helps to understand the causes of defects in the air and decrease related costs in future.