OmniBus automates Connecticut Public Broadcasting

The Colossus automation system will control five channels of playout
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OmniBus Colossus playout automation system

Connecticut Public Broadcasting’s new digital plant in Hartford has gone on the air with an OmniBus Colossus playout automation system.

As part of a new digital installation at the PBS member station, CPTV, the Colossus automation system will control five channels of playout, including one primary HD channel, CPTV2, CPTV Kids, a backup channel and a preview channel.

In addition to automating playout to air from an Omneon Spectrum media server, the OmniBus system will manage the process of ingesting material from tape to the servers, and it will eventually interface to PBS’ Next Generation Interconnect System (NGIS) for program delivery. Interfaces are also being provided for the Protrack traffic system to load schedule data, and for Miranda’s Presmaster and Imagestore to manage automation of secondary events, such as logo and DVE insertion.

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