Ned Soseman /
05.01.2013
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
NVerzion provides solution to TCTV-17
Texas' Travis County Media Services optimizes automation workflow with NVerzion NControl Lite.

NVerzion announced that Travis County Media Services, the public access channel for the fifth largest county by population in Texas, has selected NVerzion's NControl Lite end-to-end automation solution to control its file-based broadcast and recording operations more efficiently and reliably.

Prior to using NVerzion NControl Lite, Travis County Media Services (TCTV-17) automation system was limited in the amount of equipment it could control, making it impossible to manage the entire broadcast workflow. The versatility of NVerzion automation allows TCTV-17 to communicate reliably with every component in the broadcast workflow. As a result, it has dramatically increased operational and cost efficiencies while maintaining a consistent on-air broadcast.

Travis County Media Services operates TCTV-17, a county government access channel that delivers live telecasts of Commissioners Court meetings and a variety of original programs to the Central Texas community, including the state capital of Austin. During a recent migration to a larger facility, the broadcaster deployed NVerzion NControl Lite automation for its primary playback, recording, scheduling and logging operations in order to increase operational efficiencies.

The high-performance NControl Lite software and hardware package includes: NGest professional dubbing and recording software application, NPoint video preparation software for segmenting and trimming, NControl router/cuts-only transmission playlists, NBase SQL media database manager, NView database viewer, NConvert that produces a specialized electronic as-run log format and EMC Ethernet Machine Control.

Designed and pre-installed by local system integrator ZVS Media, NControl Lite runs on completely off-the-shelf hardware, enabling easy integration with third-party equipment — including routing, on-air graphics, and master control switchers. The highly scalable and customizable automation solution seamlessly ingests content and automatically schedules video playback of meetings taking place in an on-site Commissioners courtroom, in addition to other community events. Operators have simultaneous access to content from a highly intuitive graphical user interface that can be modified on-the-fly to meet Travis County Media's specific broadcast needs.



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