05.02.2008 12:00 AM
Thomson Integrates Scheduall with Aurora
Thomson is partnering with Scheduall to integrate Scheduall’s scheduling and operational management capabilities with the Thomson Grass Valley Aurora Ingest system, part of the Aurora HD tapeless production suite. The collaboration will result in a single unified portal for managing ingest for broadcast news, sports, and other demanding time-sensitive applications, according to the companies.

Integrating Scheduall with the Aurora Ingest Management solution enhances Aurora’s business resource workflow tools for ingesting, converting and preparing content for air according to Thomson. Working in concert with the new Thomson Grass Valley MediaFrame architecture, Scheduall enables operations to book and schedule personnel and equipment resources for each content task while checking for scheduling conflicts, recording time and expenses and ensuring that the task is performed within the specified budget. In effect, the combination marries the mechanical functions of producing content with the business processes and systems associated with delivering content on time and on budget.

“Scheduall is the industry leader for broadcasting operations systems, so it was a natural choice to extend Aurora Ingest to help users make the most of their resources,” said Ed Casaccia, director of product marketing for Thomson. “This ability to manage people and edit suites is critical to keep the news creation process moving.”

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