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Cameras, branding, lighting and timers – all at the touch of a button.
In fact, IDS appears very day on the
BBCs fl agship news programs as the
image below shows.
automation IDS doesn’t just interface with
essential broadcast equipment, it also
integrates with a growing number
of third party control, automation
and playout systems. It can control
cameras, mixers, DMX lighting and
many other common devices.
Furthermore, its powerful software
enables users to create their own pre-
set confi gurations making it ideal for
multi-use facilities. For example, using
intuitive touchscreen controls, users
can dynamically change a variety of
displayed content – not just clocks
and cues but branding and other user
specifi c information. They can also
control lighting for live environments,
pedestal heights, cameras, messages
We live in a crowded, connected
world. Competition (and advances
in technology) has meant that
broadcasting is now much more of
an interactive experience with radio in
particular becoming more visual.
Dealing with this demand has
generated a plethora of rich content,
including live video feeds, URLs and
much, much more. All of this content
can be delivered over IDS to displays
situated within studios and live areas
meaning that consumers can feel
more involved and organisations can
get their branding messages out there.
All these functions are common to
radio and TV broadcast facilities
meaning that IDS really is a tool for the
future. Networks can be very simple
with only one or two devices or consist
of hundreds of devices, operating
either as a whole or broken down into
specifi c groups for particular locations.
Sharing facilities doesn’t have to
be a headache as the modular and
expandable nature of IDS means that
it is particularly advantageous when
building a large system. Devices
can be grouped together to perform
specifi c functions and with familiar
touch screen behavior and intuitive
user interfaces operators can quickly
get down to what they do best.
Furthermore, changes to confi guration
and workfl ow can be made on-the-fl y
and with little training.
We are constantly developing, working
with the requests of users so that it
meets their growing expectations.
The latest software supports WAN,
enabling one of our US customers
to control production timers in their
New York facilities from their studios
in LA and vice-versa. Another of our
customers, based in the Netherlands
is using the newly developed Ember
interface to control Studer audio
consoles. We’re often told that IDS has opened
up possibilities where previously they
didn’t exist, and the reason for this?
Well, we think IDS fi lls a need that
exists in every broadcast organisation.
It’s easy to install, easy to expand and
easy to use. Everything an IP based
solution should be.
Prominent station branding, a typical timing and tally display and camera in the background.
For more information:
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