New Thomson Ignite IQ option enhances automation capabilities

March 20, 2008

Thomson will introduce several new operational efficiencies for its Thomson Grass Valley Ignite SD and HD integrated production systems at NAB2008.

The new Thomson Grass Valley Ignite IQ software adds more automation capabilities to speed up the process of entering production data and managing resources. Using Ignite’s Transition Macro Element (TME) technology, which establishes news segments and transitions as events on a timeline, all segments of a live newscast can be preprogrammed and previewed prior to a show going to air.

With the new Ignite IQ option, operators can choose to create fixed properties within the TME or build a base TME template that includes variables that can be entered when the TME is added to a story in the newsroom computer system rundown. Ignite IQ also provides additional automation enhancements, such as autochannel assignment for video playout servers.

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