WRAL to rely on MicroFirst automation system
April 19, 2007
Capitol Broadcasting-owned WRAL–TV in Raleigh, NC, has selected MicroFirst’s Digital Automation System (DAS) to provide comprehensive station automation.
This new, fully redundant, multichannel DAS is designed to provide a streamlined workflow for the ingest, metadata management and transmission of multichannel content. It will control WRAL TV’s two mirrored Omneon servers with a total of 18 input and output channels as well as:
eight VTRs; two Thomson Saturn master control switchers; one Pro-Bel Sirius routing switcher; one Thomson GVG 7000 routing switcher, three Harris/Leitch ICON branding systems; TeleStream Flip Factory for satellite delivered programming services from DG Systems, Fast Channel and Vvyx; Pathfire for syndicated programming; and Wide Orbit traffic system.
The DAS real-time control runs on MicroFirst‘s real-time Windows compatible OS called the WinMOS, running on MicroFirst’s PowerPC based Multi-port Microcontroller (MPC 3200).
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