Aveco’s unique automation architecture has been supporting cloud-based designs for 22 years — long before it was called “the cloud.” Using a client/server networked approach, cloud-based multichannel playout solutions have been delivered for regional ad insertion, regional newscasts, centralcasting, and other distributed models such as ingest and playout from different locations.
“The ability to have an automation system that is not tied to physical locations provides media organizations with a great number of options to optimize their operations” said Pavel Potuzak, Managing Director for Aveco. “It also facilitates growth and integrating the latest technology as we support any combination of cloud, integrated, and rack solutions so as you upgrade your technology, you can move from a rack of equipment to integrated “in-a-box”
Master Control and Production Control in One System
Aveco’s ASTRA automation tools provide the unique capability to combine master control and news production in one system running on the same hardware and interfacing to both NRCS and traffic systems.
“Have you ever asked yourself why you have two control rooms, two sets of staff and an intercom to communicate when to play media clips to air?” asks Pavel Potuzak. “Tradition is the answer, not technology. We combine our PCR and MCR automation systems into one, so that cues between both are automated and tighter, media management is smoother, the on-air look is better, you can do remote news production along with MCR centralcasting, and handle both news and advertising. There is less hardware, less staff, and huge cost savings."
Aveco’s Redwood Integrated “In-a-Box”
While Aveco has the industry’s largest library of interfaces, including most every piece of broadcast equipment in MCRs, PCRs, and studios, it also provides the industry’s first news studio-in-a-
Redwood Studio and Redwood Play are cost-effective and scalable solutions for smaller news studio automation applications, and integrated master control playout — with local control, remote control and cloud-based operation available.
Redwood Studio is a News Studio-in-a-
Redwood Studio is an ideal solution for regional news bureaus producing news for their primary outlet, and acting as a single integrated organism distributing content across the country. It can be used in multi-studio complexes where large studios are traditionally equipped, while small studios use Redwood Studio — with all the studio control rooms using the same Aveco GUI, minimizing the need for additional operator training.
Redwood Studio includes production automation, four or eight input production switcher, eight or 12 DVEs, four channel HD video player, graphics, audio mixer, four stereo channel audio players, four mic and four line external audio, 4 TB internal storage, and PTZ robotic camera control in one 4 RU frame. A bi-directional MOS interface is provided with major newsroom systems including ENPS, iNEWS, Octopus, OpenMedia, Gorilla and others.
Redwood Play is an integrated master control playout system with the same production power applied to on-air branding. It integrates with all major traffic systems and provides local, remote or cloud-based operation.
Aveco will be exhibiting at IBC 2014 in Amsterdam in Booth # 3.B67.
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About Aveco s.r.o.
AVECO, based in Prague, Czech Republic and the United States, designs, sells, and supports broadcast automation worldwide. Based on a powerful real time operating system, the ASTRA Suite of Tools provides complete solutions for all aspects of file-based and traditional video workflows including solutions for ingest, browse, master control, newsrooms, and studio automation. A variety of architectures are available from small standalone systems to high channel, multisite operations. All systems are are modular and easily expandable. Solutions can be custom configured with only the features needed and various redundancy options provide very cost-effective and reliable operations. ASTRA is the only automation system built on a Real-Time Operating System. Aveco is a worldwide TV automation provider with over 250 customers throughout Europe, the Americas, Asia, and Africa, including many of the industry’s largest broadcast networks. Since formed in 1992, Aveco has remained a stable, privately owned company with a long-term commitment to steady growth and timely support. More information is available at http://www.aveco.com.