The Grass Valley K2 Media Server from Thomson is now being bundled with FastBreak NXT XPress automation software from Sundance Digital.
FastBreak NXT XPress is the fourth generation of Sundance Digital's control package for basic commercial insertion and program play-to-air. XPress combines SQL database functionality with tight control of the K2 Media Server to provide a powerful, user-friendly entry-level system.
A typical FastBreak NXT XPress system consists of a station to manage communication with the traffic department and load content into the Grass Valley K2 server. Alongside one or more Air Control Stations, FastBreak NXT XPress works to manage actual on-air playback. Each Air Control Station may be configured to handle up to four primary server outputs, plus a simultaneous backup decoder for each playlist. Events may be initiated by a GPI or the master control operator, by time-of-day or upon completion of the preceding element.
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