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Crispin Automates WSKG-TV

WSKG has tapped Raleigh, N.C.-based Crispin to provide gear for the station's digital transition.

The Binghamton, N.Y. public TV station purchased the Crispin System 2000 for automation, enabling the station to transmit HD signals as well as multiple channels of SD. The project includes Omneon servers and nVision routing controlled by the Crispin System.

San Jose, Calif.-based systems integrator SignaSys was in charge of rebuilding the stations digital master control rebuild.

Crispin on-air playback application, RapidPlayX, provides playlist monitoring and control for on-air channels, enabling users to create and load playlists, edit events, issue playlist commands and monitor event status. RecordScheduler will executive consecutive daily schedules of program acquisition events and the station and record parallel events. In addition Crispin Mapper converts WSKG's ProTrack traffic schedule into and automated playlist, ready for on-air playback by RapidPlayX.

Two ingest workstations control multiple source devices, allowing them to acquire and prepare video assets for air.