Avid Technology has begun shipping the Avid iNEWS Command system v1.0, offering precise automation control over news playout devices, including video servers, still stores and character generators.
The system integrates with virtually any newsroom computer system (NRCS), allowing operators to make last minute changes within seconds of broadcast and to trigger playout events based on rundowns from the Avid iNEWS NRCS or any other MOS-enabled newsroom playlist.
The iNEWS Command system can function as an automation device for controlling both Avid playlists and playout servers within an Avid end-to-end news production environment or within facilities that use a wide range of third-party NRCS systems.
The iNEWS Command system also offers native control of the Avid Deko family of graphics creation systems and the Avid Thunder line of clip- and still-store servers.
For more information, visit www.avid.com/avidinews.