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July 11th, 2010

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OmniBus' iTX Enterprise — OmniBus' homepage link...
[SatNews] Handling all stages of the production and delivery process under a consistent user environment, the OmniBus iTX Enterprise Suite delivers increases in efficiency, scalability and speed of response for 21st century media businesses. Integrated is Ingest and Media Management, with scheduled and on-demand feed recording from satellite and live sources, unscheduled ad-hoc ingest, support for content file delivery services, clip preparation for all modes of ingest and comprehensive automated tools for managing the movement of content through the infrastructure as required during the workflow process. Workflow Management with powerful job tracking and management information tools is included to give broadcasters the high-level data needed for effective use of resources and business efficiency. Asset Management providing facilities with the capability to add rich business metadata to existing asset information and allowing the user to configure and build tailored metadata schemas using simple tools on the Desktop, without requiring programming or configuration by the manufacturer. Advanced Schedule Management consolidates the schedules broadcasters and service providers receive from a variety of sources, to allow more intelligent media management and task management across the entire facility's operations. Plus, the iTX Enterprise Suite supports 8 AES radio streams from each 1U server. Fully integrated with the iTX Enterprise Suite's asset management and automation systems, the radio functionality supports all the features required by multi-platform broadcasters, to allow the management of audio broadcasting from within the same environment used for TV and web-based video. There's advanced Automation and Playout with a new and powerful iTX playout engine and new i/o hardware enabling multiple in/out channels on a single unit for transitions between live events, DVE moves between two live inputs, multiple outputs for clean feeds for preview, 1080p60 output, or two independent channels from the same unit — providing double the channel density at half the hardware cost. The iTX Enterprise Suite supports a mixed frame rate environment (PAL, NTSC, HD, 60, 25, 30, 24 and any future frame rate) and is readily configured for multi-domain operation for geographically separate facilities. It includes a sophisticated security model for service provider confidentiality between customers, and features the new OmniBus G4 customizable Desktop environment for technical areas of the workflow, as well as the rich media SmartClient interface for Macs and PCs in a lightweight browser environment, for easy access from any web-enabled computer.