KSNW relies on Crispin System 2000
January 4, 2007
KSNW-TV, the Wichita, KS, NBC affiliate owned by Montecito Broadcast Group, has completed the installation of a new Crispin System 2000 four-channel on-air playback automation system.
The tightly integrated system includes control for four on-air playback channels — one each for KSNW-TV, KSNC-TV, KSNG-TV and KSNK-TV — with high-level supervisory monitoring. RapidPlayX, Crispin's configurable on-air playback application, provides playlist monitoring, allowing operators to create and load playlists, edit events, issue playlist commands and monitor event status.
The system includes Supervisory View, which can be used by master control or the traffic department to help minimize operational impact. It enables users to see, from a single screen, multiple play-to-air channel status complete with visual notification of messages, warnings and operator intervention requests.
The system has multiple levels of redundancy, including hot-swap dual RAID system drives, dual power supply workstations and cold spare backups. The cold spare workstation can be used immediately upon hardware failure.
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