02.13.2003 12:00 AM
Duhamel Selects CRISPIN to Centralize Station Control
Rapid City, S.D.-based Duhamel Broadcasting is using CRISPIN's "System 2000" Total Automation System to centralize control of its four TV stations. CRISPIN will control four channels, which are designated to each station, enabling its KOTA affiliate to feed separate and/or same programming and commercials to each station.
The stations are ABC affiliates interconnected via private microwave. KOTA's multiple channel operation uses the CRISPIN automation modules RapidPlayX 2000, Turbobrowser, Mapper 2000, Dubber 2000, DubberAssist, SmartWedge and a 16-port CRISPIN Device Server. The CRISPIN system is controlling Leitch VR 445 and VR 420 Video Servers, four Videotek RS12A Switchers and four Panasonic AJD450 DVC pro tape machines. The RapidPlayX 2000 with TurboBrowser controls the Main Master Control and the Leitch Video Servers and switches to a backup server in the event of a failure. The Mapper 200 creates and controls a playlist from their OSI Traffic System to the Leitch Servers. Automatic dub lists can be created and viewed in Dubber 2000 and kill lists can be made with the DubberAssist.