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OmniBus Systems to automate 24-hour news channel

Central Florida News 13, a Bright House Networks news channel, will automate its Orlando facility to enable streamlined production and 24-hour delivery of local news, weather and sports programming.

News 13 will install an OmniBus Systems automation solution to integrate broadcast technologies including a Pinnacle Systems Vortex video server, AP's ENPS newsroom production system, and VertigoXmedia graphics automation system. The solution will be used for 24-hour local news coverage presented in the same format used at the all-news cable channel, Bay News 9, in Tampa, FL.

The facility will rely on OmniBus automation for playout of both live and recorded segments and delivery of continuous, up-to-the-minute newscasts for News 13 viewers.

Central Florida News 13's new automation system will serve as the facility's central interface for controlling devices, getting feedback and relaying playout messages. The OmniBus Desktop Control (ODC) interface will give news reporters and other staff the ability to search and browse archived material, create graphics, put production elements for studio events into the script, and control a variety of other functions from a single desktop.

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