News 10 Now Launches OmniBus Automation

(January 12, 2004) Denver, CO--News 10 Now, Time Warner Cable's newest 24-hour local news channel, in Syracuse, NY, has launched successfully on an OmniBus automation system.
As with systems now deployed at Time Warner Cable 24-hour news stations in Raleigh, NC; Charlotte, NC; Albany, NY; Houston, TX; and San Antonio, TX; News 10 Now's OmniBus automation system is integrated with a Pinnacle Systems Vortex video server, AP's ENPS newsroom production system, and VertigoXmedia graphics automation to enable broadcast of local news, weather, and sports delivered in a flexible "wheel" format.
In the new Syracuse facility, an ENPS terminal uses a dedicated WAN to launch OmniBus applications at each of five remote bureaus--the most applications ever deployed simultaneously--in Rome, Oswego, Ithaca, Watertown, and Potsdam. The OmniBus system serves as the central interface for controlling devices, obtaining feedback, and relaying playout messages, and the OmniBus Desktop Control (ODC) interface gives users the ability to search and browse archived material, create graphics, insert production elements for studio events into a script, and control a variety of other functions from a single desktop. Live and recorded segments are aired in sequential combination dictated by breaking news to provide seamless, up-to-the-minute newscasts for viewers.
"We have invested a great deal of time, energy, and resources to the successful launch of this operation, and we're very excited to be bringing high-quality, local news to all of central and northern New York," said Ron Lombard, general manager of News 10 Now. "To manage local newsgathering and delivery for a population spread over a 10,000-square-mile expanse, we knew we'd need to put in place the most efficient system possible. The OmniBus automation system integrates tightly with our other broadcast technologies to provide the necessary control and functionality we require for smooth news production and playout."
"The functionality and flexibility that the OmniBus system brings to our operations is critical to our news facilities' ability to deliver timely, professional, local news coverage," said Harlan Neugeboren, vice president of engineering and technology for Time Warner Cable. "OmniBus Systems has established itself as a leader in developing advanced news production systems, and we feel sure that the systems we're implementing now will allow us to provide ever-improving, 24-hour local news product to communities across the country."
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