VDS has provided a suite of financial graphics software applications for the automated generation of financial graphics at the FOX Business Network. The cornerstone of the application suite is a custom-developed system that provides the 24/7 news ticker and HD wing. All graphics are generated by graphics engines provided by Vizrt.
The VDS HotBoards module provides for the template-driven display of live financial data in either a full-page numeric display (board) or a live chart (line graph). Using the suite of template management tools, live data feeds from financial data sources are mapped to predefined Vizrt templates. Pages created from these templates can be built into stacks by production personnel and stored/recalled at any time for playout. Once a board or chart is aired, its data values are continuously updated live, ensuring that the most recent data is always displayed.
The ticker and its various display modes are under the control of a Harris automation system, providing the network with the ability to switch between different display modes for normal programming, commercial breaks and other special programming needs.
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