OmniBus' Colossus network-based automation and content management solution is now online at WMHT Educational Telecommunications in New York. The public television station is the first PBS station to broadcast using the ACE solution.
The installation of OmniBus Colossus automation is at the heart of WMHT's new digital facility in New York State's Capital Region, and supports broadcast of four SD channels and one HD channel from ingest to playout.
ACE is designed to bring increased efficiency to participating PBS member stations by automating repetitive tasks and time-consuming manual processes.
The OmniBus system at WMHT manages the process of ingesting material from scheduled satellite feeds. Colossus interfaces with a BroadView Software traffic and scheduling system to allow users to import duration and timing information along with individual programs, and also provides quality control tools.
Once the playout schedule has been set, the OmniBus automation system imports a BroadView log file and, if necessary, issues a command to the facility's Masstech archive to move any required material to the on-air server.
PBS Technology & Operations created the ACE system in conjunction with a consortium of vendors including OmniBus Systems, Accenture, Ascent Media, BroadView Software, Intel, Masstech, Microsoft, Miranda Technologies, Omneon Video Networks and SES AMERICOM.
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