Myers Information Systems has successfully integrated the ProTrack Television suite at the central hub facility of Stratus Broadcast Solutions in Davenport, IA. The Myers installation supports WYCC, a Chicago-area PBS member station that recently hired Stratus to provide master control and trafficking services.
The complex project was turn around in a three-week timeframe. Using the company's cloud-based ProHost solution, Myers temporarily assumed responsibility for program scheduling and trafficking services while fine tuning the interface between Stratus and WYCC. The live ProTrack database, along with day-to-day on-air responsibility for WYCC, was then transitioned to a physical server in the Stratus facility.
The Joint Master Control (JMC) service model has become a core operational option in both the commercial and public television station communities. The efficiencies of the shared services infrastructure at a central hub reduce the capital need and creates an innovative profitability model for the local broadcaster.