ScheduALL and Grass Valley integrate ingest systems to streamline scheduling

June 1, 2009

ScheduALL has integrated Grass Valley’s Aurora Ingest scheduling system with its ScheduALL enterprise resource management (ERM) software. The partnership provides increased efficiencies that allow media and broadcast companies to do more with limited resources.

Aurora Ingest is a high-availability ingest management system that controls Grass Valley’s K2 Media server and Trinix and Concerto router series within large file-based production environments. The integration of ScheduALL’s ERM software and Aurora Ingest eliminates the need to reserve and allocate ingest resources from multiple user interfaces.

ScheduALL users can schedule, manage and monitor Aurora Ingest from within the ERM software interface, and booking of events need only be performed once, in either ScheduALL or the Aurora Ingest scheduler. As users modify booked items, changing the duration, name, time, location and other details, both systems reflect the updated information. Status colors for “ready,” “recording,” and “done” can be coordinated across the two systems.

In addition to eliminating redundant data entry, the integration improves resource utilization and allows facilities to maximize efficiencies in scheduling the movement of media. It also ensures that scheduling dependencies are identified and conflicts avoided.

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