Quincy Stations Embrace Pathfire Direct to Share Content

Atlanta-based Pathfire has deployed its Pathfire Direct at five Quincy Inc. stations in the Wisconsin region.

Pathfire Direct enables Quincy to move news items between stations, and coupled with Pathfire DMG Server Connect for News, it provides a seamless file-based workflow at the Quincy stations. Items are easily moved between locations without utilizing satellite space or microwave links and handed off to editing systems.

Pathfire Direct features RS-422 machine control on capture and play-out, MXF-compliant metadata data, real-time file transfer status with queue management, and flexible format options including analog, DV and SDI.

"By implementing Pathfire Direct and DMG Server Connect for News, we are able to move video between our stations quickly." said Steve Zimmerman, chief engineer at WKOW-TV in Madison, Wis. "We have given our entire newsroom the ability to get video from around the region. Our news folks can start the editing process without ever touching a piece of video tape or dealing with video-based infrastructure like video routers."

Quincy currently owns 12 television stations, two newspapers, two radio stations and a high-definition video production company. It also operates KXLT under a joint sales and shared services agreement.