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Telesur selects Crispin automation

Telesur, a new continent-wide television network located in Caracas, Venezuela, has installed a complete automation system from Crispin to support its broadcast operations. This includes digital content management, media ingest, device control and on-air playback.

The integrated system was custom configured to Telesur’s requirements and includes full control of on-air playback channel. Crispin’s configurable on-air playback application, RapidPlayX, provides playlist monitoring and control, allowing operators to create and load playlists, edit events, issue playlist commands and monitor event status.

The installation includes two Crispin-supplied workstations, each focused on specific workflow tasks. Crispin’s four-port DeviceServer controls two Grass Valley M-Series iVDRs and a switcher as well as several Panasonic VTRs.

TurboBrowser, a companion application to RapidPlayX, allows Telesur operators to quickly search and find any video clip in their system. Once located, operators can drag and drop clips into the playlist for immediate playout or into a user-definable on-screen file cabinet. With approximately 100 file cabinet entries per channel, Telesur operators can insert alternate events or entire blocks of material to accommodate last-minute changes to the schedule.

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