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DNF Controls Universal Automation Backup System provides reliable playout control
DNF Controls has released its Universal Automation Backup System (UABS) for reliable playout control in the event that main or backup automation systems fail. To ensure that broadcasts continue uninterrupted and as scheduled, UABS uses existing playlists from traffic and automation systems to control program and commercial channel playout. The hardware-based system stands by 24/7 to give broadcasters continuous playout support.
In an emergency, the UABS allows operators to roll programs (clip or tape) manually on one video server channel and automate commercial break playout on a second server channel. The new UABS is available in two models. The UABS-1 features functionality more than capable of handling emergency playout, and the UABS-2 features extended capabilities such as a robust toolset addressing ingest control.
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