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RTM streamlines news playout with OmniBus Systems

Malaysian broadcaster Radio Televisyen (RTM) has purchased an Omnibus Systems Columbus news automation system across three news playout studios at its Kuala Lumpur headquarters.

Systems integrator Digistar/Gala Antena worked with OmniBus Systems to install the news automation system.

OmniBus Systems' Columbus automation allows operators at RTM to play out complex sequences during news programs and bulletins. It provides control over the production switcher, character generator and graphics devices.

RTM has put two of its news programs under automation control and is in the process of bringing additional news programs under fully automated control as staff become more familiar with automated operations.

In addition to integrating with RTM's Dalet newsroom system and driving Leitch servers, OmniBus' content management tools enable operators at the facility to browse for media across the network and the archive to compile storyboard-style key frames for more detailed searches to be carried out and to assist in the creation of Windows Media 9 copies of finished stories for posting on RTM's Web site.

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