11.06.2006 08:00 AM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
BTi offers automated graphics for education, government channels

Franklin, TN, -based BTi, a provider of automated broadcast graphics applications, has introduced its PEG Attendant‚ an intuitive toolset for delivering continuously updated news, information and alerts to TV and online audiences. The product is targeted at public, educational and government (PEG) access channels and allows them to improve their ability to deliver information in a cost-effective package.

BTi PEG Attendant provides an advanced set of features and automated background tasks that enable operators to rapidly and continuously gather, update and cablecast user-defined local, regional and national news data to TV viewing and Web site audiences.

BTi’s open application server works with most major broadcast CGs. The BTi server manages incoming data streams from wire services or Web sites and combines those elements with manually entered data. Pre-configured templates make it easy to add items such as community news and events. BTi PEG Attendant then automatically plays out the content through the existing CG. PEG Attendant also supports multiple concurrent CGs to enable output of multiple simultaneous channels, all using the client’s preferred on-screen look.

Operators interact with the system via a standard PC interface and can work locally or remotely over any standard Internet connection. Once configured, PEG Attendant can be completely automated so that new information and updated scheduling is sent automatically to the cablecast with no user intervention.

PEG Attendant also includes BTi Meeting Attendant. Meeting Attendant leverages the Minutes Maker application from Granicus to deliver real-time meeting information to viewers. A real-time ticker displays the current item under consideration while periodically recapping past and upcoming items. Information is also fed directly to the municipality’s Web site for a complete record of the meeting. The entire process requires data entry only once using a legacy Windows program.

For more information, visit www.bti.tv/.

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