Torrance Taps Crispin for Playback

The Torrance, Calif. city government has installed a Crispin System 2000 playback system to support satellite recording, media ingest, asset management and control of four channels for on-air playback.

The Raleigh, N.C.-based company's configurable playback application, RapidPlayX, provides playlist monitoring and control for four on-air channels, enabling users to create and load playlists, edit events, issue playlist commands and monitor event status. TurboBrowswer, a companion application to RapidPlayX, allows operators to search and find clips on the system, from where they can drag and drop into the playlist for immediate play.

Crispin's eight-port DeviceServer controls Sony VTRs, two Omneon MP-6 servers, 360 Image Server video servers, DekoCast master control switchers and a Leitch router. The Crispin system includes six workstations connected via TCP-IP. Two workstations have the Crispin Dubber application that controls multiple source devices, that enables them to acquire and prepare video assets to air. The Crispin RecordScheduler executes consecutive daily schedules of program acquisition events. Additionally, the Crispin AssetBase provides Web-enabled asset management with a relational database. Users monitor and track specific video assets through house numbers, durations, cue points and other metadata.